Carl D.  Eccleston

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MORRIS - Carl D. Eccleston, 87, passed away peacefully at Chase Memorial Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center in New Berlin on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.
Carl was born in Morris on June 15, 1932, and was the only child of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Turner) Eccleston.
On May 26, 1981, he married the former Bernice Tootill in New Berlin where they resided until moving to Morris in 2011.
Carl was employed as a telephone installer by ConTel in New Berlin for most of his career.
Carl retired in 1990 and enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren.
Carl is survived by his loving wife, Bernice; daughters, Carlette Brownell, Sharel Eccleston; stepchildren, Ann Downey, Alice Carpenter, Patricia James and David (Emily) James; grandchildren, David Hendrickson, Bethaney Mills, Scott Church, Adam Church, Brad Church, Melissa Church, Christopher Frink and Connie Frink and 24 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his sons-in-law, Larry Brownell and Dennis Downey.
Family and friends are invited to visitation from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Johnston Funeral Home, 60 Broad St., Morris. A funeral will begin at the funeral home at the conclusion of the visitation hours with Pastor John Buddle officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
Contributions in memory of Carl may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visit www.johnstonfh.com to leave online expressions of sympathy.
Carl's family has entrusted his care to the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
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Published on September 10, 2019
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