Eleanor Marguerite Hazzard

July 30, 1924May 2, 2020

It is with great sorrow and sadness that the children of Eleanor Marguerite Hazzard, age 95, announce that their beloved mother passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Brandon, Florida on May 2, 2020. Eleanor was the epitome of class, dignity and grace, and was loved by all. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold, daughter in law Angela and grandson Jason and survived by her children: Janeen Hazzard Dougherty (James); Cheryl Hazzard Nipper (James); and William Hazzard (Michelle), along with 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

She was an active member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Brandon, and after 26 years, Eleanor retired as a public kindergarten schoolteacher. In many instances, she taught the children of former students, and maintained contact with them through Facebook. A Celebration of Life is planned for September 26, 2020 at 11:00 am, barring any pandemic relapse. The service will be held at New Hope United Methodist Church, 213 N. Knights Avenue, Brandon Fl 33510.

While we grieve the loss of our wonderful Mom, we will strive to follow her example and remain strong; lean on each other for support; cherish our memories and heritage, and look forward to our reunion with all of our loved ones in the Lord's house.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Eleanor by placing a donation to one of the following organizations:

American Heart Association

Shriner's Hospital for Children (Tampa)

Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa)

Alzheimer's Association


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 26, 2020


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Charles/Lois Polstra

September 20, 2020

Eleanor was a very special friend during our years at New Hope (then FUMC Brandon) from 2003 - 2013. She always greeted us
with love and a big smile. She was a faithful participant in the
Seniors dinners and programs and Charles visited Hal in the
Kings Ave. Nursing Center and had good visits with her. We will always remember her as a dear saint of the Lord. Your family will
be in our prayers this Saturday as you celebrate the beautiful life
of Eleanor.

Joanne Likas

September 19, 2020

I had the privilege of being a sub/member of Eleanor's bunco club. She was such a delight and always had a smile on her face and a story to tell. We talked about our mutual fondness for Michigan State University and she always beamed when she spoke of her time there. Eleanor was loved by all and we miss her so very much.

Toni Calabrese

July 18, 2020

When our daughter, Angela, married Eleanor's son Bill, our family expanded in the most amazing way. As others have said, the Hazzard family, led by this beautiful and kind matriarch, welcomed all of our extended family and over the last 20+ years, we have forged friendships that will last forever. She was a wonderful grandmother to all of our grandchildren and a role model for us all. Thank you, Eleanor, for sharing all of your gifts with us all.

Wendy Besand

July 12, 2020

I only met sweet Eleanor once when she had me and my cousins over to dinner -she was a wonderful hostess and so welcoming to us all we truly felt like family. She showed us all the wonderful things she was knitting she was quite talented. She raised a wonderful son who was an amazing loving husband to my beautiful cousin Angela that we lost also. Sending all my love to Eleanors friends and family during this tough time of loss.

Michelle Ashworth

July 11, 2020

When I met Ms Eleanor a year and a half ago I could not have imagined the impact she would have on my life. She was such a classy lady with a beautiful laugh and smile. She was always appreciative for what others did for her and was good and kind to so many. She is a beautiful example of the Proverbs 31 woman. I miss her living example of a “Jesus Girl” every day.

Kathleen Tomlinson

July 10, 2020

I had the privilege of teaching Kindergarten at Kingswood Elementary with Eleanor. She was a kind and gentle soul. Eleanor touched many children’s lives throughout her teaching career. She will be lovingly remembered. Our loss is Heaven’s gain!♥️

Carole Valdespino

July 10, 2020

I loved seeing Eleanor in church every Sunday. She was a fierce bridge player, too.

Kathy Platt

July 10, 2020

I was blessed to spend some time with Eleanor both in our crochet group at church and then in her home during her last days. She amazed me with her zest for life. I was reading her a book about two sisters and she was so into that story, asking questions and sharing her own . What a gift those hours were to me. I will cherish the time I got to spend with her. I also was blessed to see the love her children had for her, and her love for them.

Joey Shingledecker

May 25, 2020

I have known Eleanor for twenty-five years. We golfed together and played bridge every Friday afternoon. In all those years Eleanor never expressed a mean thought or unkind word. She was always smiling and so pleasant. I always thought that any child fortunate enough to have had her for their kindergarten teacher and, therefore, their first experience away from home was truly blessed. She will be truly missed by family and friends,

Debra Hastings

May 24, 2020

Eleanor was always so sweet. She will be very missed. I absolutely loved her sense of humor and her loving, sincere heart.


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