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Eleanor Welch Sena

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Sena, Eleanor Welch

December 15, 1923 â€"

June 9, 2016



Eleanor Welch Sena (age 92) passed away peacefully Thursday evening, June 9, 2016 at 6:45 pm. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 15, 1923. She attended Ursuline Academy and Norte Dame Women's college in Cleveland. After losing both parents at a young age, Mrs. Sena and her sister, Mary Eileen Welch became Foreign Service officers in 1948 and began a career serving in numerous posts overseas. Eleanor married Ray Sena, Jr. on October 17, 1959 in Beirut, Lebanon. They served in numerous overseas posts before returning to Washington, DC in 1974. She was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Washington.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, her sister, her husband and one grandchild.

Her family includes two cousins, Betsy Welch of Boston, MA and Mary (James) Stiles of California and four children: Barbara Sena Hosenfeld and husband Leo of Albuquerque, NM; Michael G. Sena and wife, Patricia of Jacksonville, FL; Stephen D. Sena and wife Janet of Springfield, VA; Patrick R. Sena of Santa Clara, CA; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Little Sisters of the Poor 4200 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, DC 20017 or at littlesistersofthepoorgallup.weshareonline.org

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 19, 2016
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