Eleanor Accaputo YARMOUTHPORT Eleanor (Kennedy) Accaputo, age 84, of Yarmouthport, formerly of Sandwich and Randolph, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2009 at her daughters home in Brewster surrounded by many loving family members. Eleanor, the daughter of Julia and Thomas Kennedy, was born on July 12, 1925, grew up in Holbrook, attended Holbrook High School and graduated from Fisher College in Boston. She had many fond memories of her time in the city and wouldnt miss a dance during the war years at the area USOs. Eleanor married the late Lawrence OConnor of Randolph and is survived by their five children, Karen OConnor of Brewster, Kevin OConnor of Pembroke, Lawrence OConnor of Bridgton, ME, James OConnor of Little Compton, RI, and David OConnor of Falmouth. In 1981 she married Anthony Accaputo, and they retired to Sandwich where she was involved in a number of volunteer activities. Eleanor and Tony enjoyed many loving, fun-filled years together on the Cape and Rotunda, Florida until his death in 1998. Eleanor enjoyed traveling, spending time on the beaches of Cape Cod and Florida and being with friends and family. She was a happy, positive person who was full of fun and enjoyed life to the fullest. Eleanor was always ready with a beautiful smile, a funny comment and an open heart. Besides her immediate family, Eleanor also leaves 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, and a sister, Marjorie Ayers of Venice, Florida. Calling hours are from 4-7 pm at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Route 28) Marston Mills on Tuesday, November 3. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Hope Chapel, Rte 6A, West Barnstable on Wednesday, November 4, at 10 am. Burial services will be held at the National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Eleanors memory to the
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Nov. 2, 2009