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Eleanora M. Rignanese

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Eleanora M. (Cisternelli) Rignanese, 78 of Franklin formerly of Plainville died April 22 in Caritas Norwood Hospital; she was the wife of the late James Rignanese who died in 1985. Born in Norwood, February 12, 1932, the daughter of the late Dominic and Mary (Penza) Cisternelli, Mrs. Riganese was raised in Norwood and had lived in Plainville for many years before moving to Franklin 17 years ago. She was a graduate of Norwood High School. Mrs. Rignanese had been a homemaker for most of her life but had worked for the Plainville Stock Company for several years several years ago. She is survived by her daughters Joyce Rignanese of Uxbridge and Diana Sabatini of Franklin; she was the mother of the late Jimmy Rignanese. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Judy Riganense of Cumberland, R.I., her sister Josephine Chippy Eardly of Canton and her grandchildren, Jenna Rignanese, Brett, Shannon and Casey Sabatini. Her funeral was held on Monday April 26 from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 131 Main St. Franklin at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Marys Church at 10:00 Burial was in St. Marys Cemetery North Attleboro. Calling hours were on Sunday from 5-8. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Jim Rignanese Memorial Classic, 113 Metcalf Rd. N. Attleboro, Ma 02760.please make check payable to the Jimmy Fund.

Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 24 to May 1, 2010
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