Tribute to Eleanor Coltman


Eleanor Coltman


Somerville, Massachusetts


Manchester Memorial Hospital




Roman Catholic


Jeremiah F. Dwyer


Mary Farrell


Edward P. Coltman


JoAna Hanna, Edward J., Michael N., Louise Thomas


Eleanor was educated in Parochial Catholic schools in Somerville, MA. 1933 enrolled at Jackson College at Tufts University in Medford, MA. Graduated magna cum laude in 1937, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1938 she earned a master's degree in diplomatic history at Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


Professor and Lecturer


Manchester Community College, CT


1941 Social Studies and French teacher; Martha's Vineyard, MA 1943 Joined the United States Army Air Force Women's Army Corps., and served two years as a criminal investigator. 1966-1980 Faculty member at Manchester Community College (CT) as a lecturer and professor. 1980 Retired as a professor emerita.


Manchester Library Board, Manchester School Board, and Board of Directors of League of Women Voters. Served in numerous groups at St. Bridget Church.


1987 appointed by Governor O'Neill, CT, to the statewide community college board of trustees, reappointed by Governor Weicker in 1993. She retired from the board in 1999.


Eleanor loved to read. She was dedicated to Community Service. She was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren


Worked tirelessly for and helped establish the Manchester Community College.


For fifty-seven years, Eleanor and her husband Ed were an item. As Jonathan M. Daube said in his eulogy to Eleanor, "Eleanor and Ed loved each other for who they were. Ed was immensely proud of her, and never threatened by her public accomplishments."