Russo, Eleanor B., (nee Wagnecz) 91, of Cedar Grove, formerly of Woodland Park, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
Born and raised in Garfield, Eleanor was a resident of Woodland Park for 65 years before recently moving to Cedar Grove. Eleanor worked for Prudential Insurance in Wayne, but most of her life she enjoyed being a full time homemaker to her husband and daughters. She enjoyed bowling as her hobby for many years and was a member of various women's bowling leagues.
Eleanor is predeceased by her parents George and Julia Wagnecz and brothers Ernest and William Wagnecz. She was the loving wife of the late Americo (Michael) Russo who passed away in 2016.
Eleanor is survived by her loving daughters Deborah Shapllo and her husband Ted and Cathy Radke. Cherished grandmother of five grandchildren: Dayna Shapllo,
Ted Shapllo and his wife Erika, Alyssa Shapllo, Melissa Radke, and Jennifer Radke. Proud great-grandmother to Dillon, Arianna and Benjamin Shapllo. She is also survived by her dear nieces Lorlee Schulman and Nancy Rogerwick.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Eleanor's memory to either charity: The American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org or St. Jude Children’s Hospital
www.stjude.org. A private funeral mass for the family was held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church in Little Falls with the interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.