Elinor Greenway

Elinor Greenway passed away peacefully in Orlando, Florida with her family by her side. Elinor was born in Boston and resided in Lexington, Massachusetts, where she worked in the town offices for 28 years, before moving to Florida to be near her grandchildren.

Elinor always had a wonderful disposition and great interest in everyone she met. Her favorite activity was connecting with friends and family. She loved to attend all performing arts, volunteering with Opera Orlando and the Philharmonic Orchestra. Other volunteer activities included the League of Women Voters and the Dr. Phillips library. In her scarce free time, she exercised at the YMCA, vacationed on Martha’s Vineyard and participated in the library’s book and film clubs.

She is predeceased by her husband, Robert C. S. Greenway, and survived by her children Pamela S. O’Donnell (Daniel) and Robert S. Greenway (Sharon), as well as her grandchildren, Sarina K. Greenway and Maxton S. Greenway.

Elinor will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a dear friend, an unforgettable volunteer, a devout Townie and a treasured Mimi.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 21st at 3:00pm at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the United Arts of Central Florida. (


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020


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Mickey Cook

November 18, 2020

Elinor was my constant companion at so many cultural activities in Orlando. We saw plays, concerts, operas, and art exhibits together . We even drove down to Sarasota for a wonderful ballet performance. I will miss her terribly.

Ada Miller

November 16, 2020

I am heartbroken. Elinor was my close friend and we enjoyed ALL of the arts together. My prayers are with her family and many friends . Thinking of her enjoying music and beauty in her new realm. You will be missed.

margaret simcox

November 15, 2020

I have such wonderful memories of overseas trips with Elinor &
Bob & others. She was always happy & very knowledgeable.
Always ready to "up and go"
I visited her in Florida and we had a lovely time visiting her
favorite places , dining at a variety of restaurants. I loved seeing
her with her family, who wer so kind to me - thank you.
My deepest condolences to all of you in your loss of a truly lovely
person. Goodbye my dear friend, Elinor.

Ann Murrah

November 14, 2020

It was a shock to see Elinor's photo in a message from the Orlando Philharmonic. It was such a perfect image, exactly as I remember her - smiling or laughing, warmly welcoming, fun to be with. I imagine she had that impact on everyone she met. I will miss her especially wherever there is a gathering of OPO friends.

JoAnnie Castro

November 13, 2020

I really enjoyed my Mondays at the Library when I got to work with Elinor. She was a sweet and smart lady. She had an amazing life and I truly enjoyed listening to her stories. She even was able to help me get tickets for my daughter and I to see a Broadway show which had been my daughters wish. I’m thankful I had the chance to meet her and deeply saddened to hear about her passing. My condolences and praying for her family.


November 13, 2020

Elinor was a very sweet lady. We always chatted at the Orlando Philharmonic concerts and the operas. She always had a smile and I never heard her say an unkind word. She will be missed by many.

Donna Hoffman

November 13, 2020

Elinor was a sparky gal, always greeting with a smile. She was an active art appreciator and supporter, and she inspired others to be so as well. I will miss our reminisces about our Massachusetts days and seeing her at the many events we attended. Rest in peace, Elinor.

Joan & Otto Krumpholc

November 12, 2020

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We knew her through the Friends of the Philharmonic.
Very nice person to work with and know.

Donna Gropper

November 12, 2020

Elinor was a lovely person with such a sunny disposition and a great smile. She recruited me as a member of the League of Women Voters of Orange County. I’m so happy to have known her!

Toni kellison

November 12, 2020

Elinor took me under her wing several years ago. We met at an exercise class at the Y and then discovered our shared interest in politics. Elinor suggested I join the League of Women Voters. We would often ride together to events and she always introduced me to many people. Next up was joining the book club at Southwest library. We shared our love of reading and traded books. We would occasionally see each other at concerts and she kept telling me to join the Friends of the Philharmonic. Of course I did! Elinor never steered me wrong. I will truly miss her and our friendship.


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