Dedicated wife and mother

Published in the February 4, 2016

Eleanor-Cardello-Obit-webDANVERS — Eleanor (Columbare) Cardello of Danvers and formerly of North Reading, died of complications due to Parkinson’s disease at her home on Saturday at midnight/Sunday morning, Jan. 31, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Agrippino “Pete” Cardello, who died this past April 16, 2015. Born in Malden on June 17,1930, she was the daughter of the late Henry V. and Libra (Candelora) Columbare.

She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1948.

Eleanor’s first job was making candy at Schrafft’s Candy Co. Charlestown.  She was also a saleswoman at Grants Department Store from 1952 to 1955 before becoming the best domestic engineer/homemaker for her family and famous for her delicious meatballs. Eleanor was dedicated to her family, she loved to crack a good joke and cook a great meal for all. Eleanor was a resident of Putnam Farms at Danvers for the past six years and a former resident of North Reading for 50 years. She was a member of St. Theresa Church for 50 years.

Eleanor’s surviving family members include her loving daughter, Pat (Cardello) Ceasar and her husband Scott R. Ceasar of Montclair, N.J.,  her son Peter Cardello and his wife Madeline Cardello of Topsfield and her grandson, Matthew Cardello of Topsfield. She is also survived by her aunt, Theresa (Candelora) Rauseo of Wakefield, her brother Dennis Columbare of Maine and her niece Debbie Marcionek  of Newburyport along with many other nieces, nephews dear friends and neighbors.

Her wake will be held at Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading. Calling hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7:30 p.m. Final calling hours will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading, followed by a 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Theresa Church, 63 Winter St. (Rt. 62), North Reading.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading, followed by a luncheon for all family and friends at Teresa’s Function Hall, 20 Elm St. (Rt. 62), North Reading.

Memorial donations may be made in Eleanor Cardello’s name to Parkinson’s Research at The Michael J. Fox Foundation.;