Wallkill - Eleanor Peluso, of Wallkill, entered into rest on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She was 78.
Daughter of the late William and Catherine (Meyers) Mahnken, she was born August 8, 1934 in Bronx, NY. She married Anthony Peluso in St. Helena's Church in the Bronx on April 12, 1953.
Eleanor was a devoted wife, a beloved mother, and a caring grandmother who always gave her support to her family. Her family meant everything to her. She had a very happy life, especially at Christmas time, which she spent decorating and painting. Traveling in her motor home was her passion. Her motto was "The wheels should never stop rolling".
Survivors include her husband, Anthony, at home; her children, Anthony Peluso of Newburgh, Theresa Ruksenas and her husband Dale of Loris, SC and Tina Wandy and her husband Greg of LaGrangeville; her sister, Carol Ambrose and her husband Edward; and her brother, Frederick Mahnken, both of Mastic Beach, NY; grandchildren, David and Christina Ruksena, Anthony and Joseph Peluso, and Alexa, Gregory and Lanna Wandy. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, William Mahnken Jr. and Robert O'Rourke.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Friday, March 29 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 30 at the funeral home, with burial following in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, NY.
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