Connolly, Eleanor Foster
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Eleanor Foster Connolly, a longtime resident of Upper Nyack, NY passed away at her home on January 16, 2013, she was 101 years old. Eleanor was born on June 4, 1911 in Chappaqua, NY to Walter J. and Winifred (O'Reilly) Foster. Eleanor was the wife of the late John J. Connolly. She moved to Rockland County in 1946. Eleanor was employed for many years by Reader's Digest and from 1965 until 1977 was the secretary at Holy Rosary School in Hawthorne, NY. She was a member of St. Ann's RC Church in Nyack, Past President of the St. Ann's Rosary Society and was active in the Girl Scouts. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband John J. in 1979.
Eleanor is survived by her two daughters; Joanne and Angelo Garzia of Stroudsburg, PA and Kathleen and Bernard Benvenuti of Orange, CT. Five grandchildren; Jena Rutt, Cari Martin, Stacie Conochan, Jack Benvenuti and Ryan Benvenuti and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11 AM at St. Ann's RC Church in Nyack. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Nyack. There will be no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532 or St. Ann's RC Church, 19 Jefferson St. Nyack, NY 10960.
Hannemann Funeral Home, Inc.
88 South Broadway
Published in the lohud.com on Jan. 18, 2013