Eleanor DiMarco

Obituary of Eleanor Rose DiMarco

Our precious mother, Eleanor Rose Mucci DiMarco, peacefully passed on April 18, 2024 in her home of 60 years. She was born in New Hamburg on October 31, 1932, and was a lifelong resident of Wappingers Falls. She was very proud of her Italian heritage and her childhood with her parents, Jean and Jerry Mucci and her grandparents, Donato and Nunciata along the Wappingers Crick. Eleanor's life was a testament to love, kindness, and her strong faith in God. She rejoins her beloved husband of 63 years, Andy, with whom she shared abundance in love and life, and also her precious son, Scott.

Eleanor will be deeply missed by loving children: Dave DiMarco, Rob and Jacqui DiMarco, Michele and Roman Escareno, and Barbara DiMarco.  She shared a life bond of love with her brother, Michael and Donna Mucci, and niece and nephew, Melissa LaBare, Drew Mucci and their families. Her devotion to her entire family was expressed with her gentle voice, grounding advice, delicious meatballs and sauce, hot bread from the oven, and her open arms.

Early in her life, she worked at the First National Bank, Central Hudson Gas and Electric, and later founded a “miniatures” business, “Liz-El’s,” with her dear friend, Liz Jermyn. They were proud to be interviewed for Women’s Day Magazine. Eleanor belonged to the Third Order, Catholic Daughters, Home Bureau and many years of dedicated time as a volunteer for Mt. Alvernia. She cherished her lifelong friendships with Karlene Maresco and the “Just Us Girls,” from the high school days.

Eleanor’s family is a large and loving one, filled with nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, dozens of nieces, nephews, beloved sisters-in-law, and Godchildren, all of whom she appreciated being with while making sweet memories. She looked forward to the annual DiMarco Clam Bake, enjoying her loved ones and playing the “dollar game!”

Eleanor's presence in the lives of her family and community will be deeply missed, but her spirit of kindness, resilience, and love will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all who knew her. She leaves behind a legacy of compassion and generosity that will be carried forward by those she held dear. Her devotion to God and her faith were the guiding forces that provided her with a calm strength throughout her life.

Family will receive their friends on Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Straub, Catalano and Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 11 Clinton Street in Wappingers Falls. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wappingers Falls.

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 21, 2024
Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home
55 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
(845) 297-2610

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Monday, April 22, 2024
St. Mary's Church
11 Clinton Street
Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
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