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Eleanore Pettoni

AGE: 88 • Whiting

Eleanore Pettoni (nee DiSimone), 88, of Whiting, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Toms River, NJ. She was a long time resident of Newark, NJ and a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Services will be conducted from the LaMonica Memorial Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston on Friday, June 27, at 8:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Bloomfield at 10 am. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. The family will receive family and friends on Thursday, June 26, from 4-8 pm at the funeral home.

Eleanore was a graduate of Barringer High School. She first worked as a seamstress then a telephone operator for NJ Bell, and in her later years, for Franklin School in Newark as a teacher's aide. She was an avid Bingo player and a devoted Yankee fan. She worshipped at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Whiting for 18 years.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph; her parents, Maria and Lorenzo DiSimone; sisters, Elizabeth, Carmella, Theresa, and Rose, and her brothers, Domenic and Frank. She is survived by her daughters, Lenore Amato, Lorraine Hawkins, and Patricia Pettoni Bond, son-in-laws, Arthur, Tony, and Tom, 7 grandchildren, Mark, Deanna, Anthony, Mara, Chad, Kresti, and Dale, two great grandchildren, Peyton and Christian, her brother, Michael DiSimone, and sister-in-law, Concetta.

Eleanor enjoyed her family and her friends in Newark and Whiting throughout the years and had everyone's love and support.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her memory to the American or the

Published in Asbury Park Press on June 25, 2014
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