Eleanor G. Siedlecki, of Exton, PA passed on to be reunited with her Lord and her husband on 5/17/19.
Eleanor was born on August 16, 1929, to Sabatino and Maria (née Vallozza) D’Amico. She grew up in the coal-mining region of Atlas/Mount Carmel in Northumberland County, PA. A graduate of Mount Carmel Township High School, Class of 1947, she married John J. Siedlecki in 1955. The couple lived in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia until 1962, when they and the children moved to West Whiteland Township in Chester County. There, they raised their three children, until life changed upon the sudden passing of her husband in January, 1971.
Being of strong spirit and faith, she kept up with life, working at Camilla Hall IHM Retirement Facility in Malvern, PA from 1971 to 1974, then at Strawbridge and Clothier in Exton, PA. In 1988, she moved from West Whiteland to Uwchlan Township, still in the shadow of her home parish church.
Eleanor was a faithful parishioner of Saints Philip and James Parish in Exton, PA from 1962 to the date of her passing, and had many friends associated with that wonderful community, and the various neighbors from where she lived for the last 57 years.
Eleanor is survived by her sister, Mary Hirsch, of Mt. Carmel, PA, her son John Siedlecki (wife Sharon) of Montrose, PA, daughter Donna Ressel (husband Robert) of Downingtown, PA, and daughter Carol Wilson (husband Thomas, deceased), also of Downingtown, PA. Grand-children Lauren, Caroline, Connor, Thomas. And loving nieces and nephews…
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:15 AM at Sts. Philip and James Church, Exton, PA, followed by the funeral Mass on Tuesday, 5/21 at 10:30. Burial services in Mt. Carmel, PA will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eleanor’s memory may be made to “ALS Hope Foundation”, 3509 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140. This organization has been a wonderful support service for Eleanor and her family during her illness. Thank you!
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