Eleanor Julia D’Andrea
In Loving Memory of Eleanor Julia D’Andrea, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Eleanor passed away peacefully on Sept 18, 2019. Eleanor was born Feb 25, 1920 in the Bronx New York to Charles and Mary Jones. Eleanor had two older sisters, Kay and Dotty and one brother Sonny. As a young child the family moved to Mt. Vernon New York. In Mt Vernon, she graduated from Edison Vocational Technical High School. Soon after she met the love of her life, Sam D’Andrea on a blind date. Sam worked in a machine shop and was a number one mechanic. Sam was in the National Guards. They married on Dec 18, 1941, war was declared Dec 7, 1941. Eleanor followed Sam to all duty stations until he was called to go overseas tours duty included England, World war II, and the Korean War, during Sam’s absence Eleanor worked at Kress till Sam returned. When he returned, they had four wonderful children, Marianne, who later passed away at three years old in SB, Steve born in MT Vernon, NY Dennis and Dana born in SB. Eleanor devoted her time to the Catholic religion service as Sacristan to the Holy Cross Church for 21 years, till she was hit by a truck at the Church. Her injuries prevented her from carrying out her duties at the church she is survived by her three sons Steve and his daughter Lisa, Dennis and his wife Marylou and their two children Yvonne and her two kids Sandra and Dylan and Philip and his daughter Johanna, Yvonne’s husband Aaron, Dana and his wife Liz and their two daughter’s Nicole and Jillian. Eleanor’s happily reunited with her husband Sam and lovely daughter Marianne. We would like to thank Liv Home for providing special care and to her providers Kathleen, Maria, Gloria and Iris. A special thanks to the staff at Serenity House. The (Aides) Laura , Cindy, Rocio and Billy (Nurses) Vandy, Kathy, Leah, Margie, Paula (Social Workers) Lainie, (Harpist) Jeannie.
There will be a celebration of Eleanor’s life with a service on Monday, Sep 30th, 10:00 am at Holy Cross Church 1740 Cliff Dr. SB followed by a reception at Hayes Hall. In Lieu of flowers: Eleanor’s name to the Holly Cross Church 1740 Cliff Dr. SB, CA 93109: ft.rafael@hollycross.