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Eleanor Tassinari


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Eleanor Tassinari Obituary
Eleanor Tassinari
Resident of Walnut Creek
Eleanor Brenner Tassinari passed away on April 11, 2014, after a long illness. The youngest of eleven children, she was born Eleanor Rosalie Brenner on November 12, 1923 to Henry Brenner and Katherine Herget Brenner in Plymouth, Massachusetts. After graduating from Plymouth High School in 1942, Eleanor worked at the Puritan Mills and in the laboratory at the Cordage Company. In 1943, Eleanor met Robert Earl Tassinari on a blind date when he was home on leave from service in the U.S. Navy. Mutually charmed, the couple were married on June 9, 1946, and remained married until Eleanor's death.
The couple resided in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Connecticut until relocating to Walnut Creek in 1969.
A devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, Eleanor's family was her life's purpose. After raising their two children, Kathryn and Robert, Eleanor and Robert raised two granddaughters, Jennifer and Katherine. Eleanor loved to cook and was always testing a new recipe. A skilled craftswoman, she sewed, braided rugs, painted, crocheted and tatted. Eleanor was a willing and able dance partner and could be counted on to provide the harmony for a song.
Eleanor is survived by Robert, her husband of 67 years, who cared for her until her death, as well as her daughter, Kathryn Tassinari, of Eugene, Oregon, and four grandchildren: Jennifer Tassinari and Katherine Sullivan, of the Bay Area, and Daniel Poppe and Kelsey Poppe, both of Seattle, and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert R. Tassinari, and all of her siblings.
A memorial service will be held at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette on Saturday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Eleanor's memory can be made to the .
Published in Contra Costa Times on Apr. 15, 2014
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