Eleanor Simonson Mullery, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Dallas on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
She was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre. She was a graduate of St. Ann's Academy and the Wilkes-Barre Business College.
Eleanor was the owner of Simonson's Plaza in West Pittston and operated it over five consecutive decades. While raising four boys and managing a restaurant, she found time to be a member of many charitable organizations. She was a past president of the Jacqueline's Society and held many leadership positions in the Knights of Columbus, Lion's Club, PTA, Moose Club
, Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce and the Little League Auxiliary.
Over the years she was a member of numerous churches including Immaculate Conception and St. Therese's in Shavertown.
Her love of her children and their extracurricular sporting activities made her the number one sports fan in Wyoming Valley. There wasn't a game in more than 24 years that her boys participated in that she missed, from Little League baseball to high school sports to collegiate sports.
From young to old, Eleanor touched many with her wit and engaging personality. Those who met her will remember her forever.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas, who passed in 1979; her second husband, Jack Mullery; her parents, Michael and Maude Loughney; and her brothers, James and William Loughney.
She is survived by her four loving sons, Thomas, William, Robert and James; as well as six grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews and countless friends-friends-friends.
Viewing services will be held at Recupero Funeral Home, West Pittston, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
A Funeral Mass will be held from St. Therese's Church, Shavertown, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Following the service, the family would like to invite all friends to lunch at Huntsville Country Club, 1334 Market St., Dallas, 570-674-3673.