GIRARD - Eleanor A. DiLullo, 85, passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Eleanor was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Vito and Mathilda Reinholtz Taormina, and was a lifelong area resident.
Eleanor grew up on the south side of Youngstown and attended South High School.
She was quite a lady in the nightclub and restaurant world of "old Youngstown", including the Colonial House, Cicero's, Chez Paree, and Jimmy Chieffo's Restaurant, and she also worked as one of the first women on the assembly line at the General Motors Lordstown Plant during its very early years. Ellie was a loving mother who tirelessly drove her sons around town during their years playing sports, and was generous to all with her time and love.
Eleanor attended St. Rose Church in Girard.
She was a fun-loving personality and got along with people of all races and colors. Eleanor liked her various games of chance, playing the lottery, poker, and gin. She was very lighthearted, kind and loving. She also liked to knit and was a very pious and religious person.
She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Vito DiLullo of Portland, Ore., Guy (Adrien Lucas) DiLullo of Sarasota, Fla., and Mike (Terri) Wagner of Canfield; five grandchildren, Kayleigh Sevi of Huntington Beach, Calif., Alaska DiLullo and Louis DiLullo, each of Portland, Nick Wagner of Canfield, and Becca Wagner of Washington D.C.; several nieces and nephews, including Connie Deramo and Bernadette Pernotto, who cared for Eleanor throughout her life; and many extended family members.
Eleanor will be truly and sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Seven siblings, Lucille Deramo, Frances Bucci, Antonette Ellashek, Josephine Merlock, Joseph Taormina, Rose Marie Pernotto, and Barbara Scimeca, and her former husband, Orlando DiLullo, preceded Eleanor in death.
Family and friends may gather from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Jan. 29, at St. Rose Church, 48 E. Main St., Girard, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at noon by the Rev. Monsignor John Zuraw and Rev. Raymond J. Thomas.
Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Fairhaven School, 420 Lincoln Way, Niles, OH 44446; or through http://www.fairhavenpgm.com/donate-now
Eleanor's family would like to thank the staff of MVI Hospice, especially her nurse, Nick Schuller, for the kindness shown and care given to Eleanor during her illness.
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