WILLIMANTIC – Elinor L. Gordon, 74, died Aug. 20, 2005, at a Dexter healthcare facility. She was born April 10, 1931, in Willimantic, a daughter of Guy and Grethel (Green) Leighton. She worked in shoe manufacturing, but will be best remembered for her love and care of animals, especially her little dog, Trixie, who she carried in her pocket book wherever she went. She is survived by a brother, whom she raised, Gary Dearborn of Brewer; many nieces and nephews, including a niece whom she raised, Glenna Garcia of California. She was predeceased by her husband, Al Gordon; two brothers and a sister. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St., Guilford. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home 2 p.m. Thursday with Gary Dearborn officiating.