**********Postponed until tomorrow!!!!!!!!! ***** Viewing 10 – noon. Noon Mass at St. Joseph
Morning began with a cup of coffee and crossword puzzle from the daily paper. Eleanor kept her mind sharp. She came from a large family and was the eighth child and the youngest daughter. It was at the Almonesson Ballroom that the young Eleanor would meet the dashing Alessio Azzari. She knew he was the one; they married soon after. From time to time, first impressions can be very wrong: her family initially disapproved of Alesssio but he wound up being her mothers favorite. They’d work together to build a great company; Alessio doing the construction, Eleanor doing the books and decorating model houses. And she had the added benefit of working from home. They raised five children: the glue that kept them together was family meals which didn’t start until dad came home. The couple also shared a love of culture: they not only enjoyed the opera from their box seats, but were also members of the board. Eleanor loved the social aspects of the opera and ran their biggest fund raisers from their home. When Alessio died, Eleanor who was a realtor, sold the rest of the development. When their youngest graduated from high school she headed off to new pastures and bought Eleanor’s Market Basket in Elmer.
She was a widow for 14 years when the late Harvey Barton entered her life. They both had raised their families and were free to enjoy all that life has to offer. Travel was their thing: Italy, Ireland and a slew of other destinations.
Eleanor was the biggest cheerleader for her children: Alex, Adrienne Musumeci (Anthony), Arlene Kobe (Steve), Arthur (Beth), Albert (Gina); her 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; and is survived by a sister, Betty Spera.
Come celebrate 87 adventuresome years Friday from 10 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Eleanor can be made to Shady Lane Donation Fund, 256 County House Road, Clarksboro 08020.