Eleanor Schillaci, 87, of Exeter passed away Monday morning, July 15, 2013, at her home.
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She was the daughter of the late Allen and Rosaria Iantosca Pepe. She graduated from Exeter High School. Eleanor was a member of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter, and a former member of St. Anthony's Choir, which is now St. Barbara's Parish.
Prior to her retirement in 1995, she was employed by Lee Manufacturing for more than 25 years and was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marino Schillaci, in 1997; brothers, Guy and Patrick Pepe; and sisters, Carmella Dellarte and Bertha Bianco.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Schillaci, Exeter; sister, Helen Acierno, Exeter; cousin, I. Allan Bianco and wife, Terry, Baltimore, Md.; brother-in-law, Carmen Schillaci and his wife, Josie, Laflin; sister-in-law. Rosemary Schillaci, Laflin; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Barbara's Parish (St. Anthony of Padua Church), Exeter.
Interment will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Exeter.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gerald Gibbons and all of the other medical professionals for their kind and compassionate care.
Published in Citizens' Voice from July 16 to July 17, 2013