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Mary Eleanor Reilly

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On October 14, 2020 @ 4:32 pm In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 8 Comments

Mary Eleanor Reilly B.S.N, R.N. of Richmond Heights, Ohio; formerly of Campbell, Ohio (age 84 born Jan. 31, 1936 ).

Eleanor was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Reilly of Campbell, Ohio and the beloved sister of the late Margaret Jane (Connelly) of Phoenix, Arizona, the late Edward Reilly II of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Elizabeth Rose (Gray) of Amherst, Ohio, and John Charles Reilly of Chicago, Illinois; aunt of Edward J. Reilly III of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Mary Kathleen Adamczyk of North Port, Florida; great-aunt of Kevin Adamczyk of Macedonia, Ohio, great-aunt of Kristin Tran and great-great-aunt of Tara and Lucas Tran  of New Castle, Indiana, and Arthur Edward Adamczyk of Macedonia, Ohio.

Eleanor graduated from St. John’s College School of Nursing in June, 1958 with a B.S. in Nursing.  She received a Certificate in Materials Management from TRI-C College.  She was employed for 43 years in Nursing Management Positions at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  She worked for 3M Corporation on her “vacation time” as a World Health Educator – working throughout the Far East, Middle East, and South Africa in the area of Sterile Processing, Infection Control, Operating Room Procedures, and Consultation Services.  She was a faculty member of the American Hospital Association Institutes for Central Service Management.

Eleanor also dedicated her life to the Roman Catholic Church.  She was in the first graduating class for Lay Ecclesiastical Ministers at Notre Dame College and continued her theology studies at John Carroll University and St. Mary Seminary.  She was certified as a Lay Ecclesiastical Minister for the Diocese of Cleveland and Music Minister.  She was a Certified Parish Nurse – Ursuline College. She has ministered at St. Clare Church in Lyndhurst, St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills, and in the Spiritual Care Department of Cleveland Clinic.

Eleanor has been an officer of the Board of Directors of the Richmond Heights Condo Association in Richmond Heights, Ohio, a Board of Directors member at St. Joseph Christian Life Center, and Board of Directors member of Borromeo Seminary, and the Chairman of Advisory Board of Clinical Pastoral Education Program and Manual Therapy for Hospitalized Patients at Cleveland Clinic.

Eleanor’s administrative skills, leadership and mentoring skills, compassionate care for the sick and their caregivers, master gardening skills, joy in lifelong learning, and genuine kindness and optimism will be missed by many.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Music Ministry of St. Noel Church, 35200 Chardon Rd.  Willoughby Hills, OH 44094.

Relatives and Friends are requested to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at St. Noel Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Eleanor at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) TUESDAY 3-7 PM.


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Condolence from Evans family on October 16th, 2020 4:42 am

We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts. Truly sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Betty Kolmacic Beelen on October 17th, 2020 8:38 pm

I am so sorry to learn of Eleanor’s passing. She and I were “school chums” and neighbors on Coitsville Road. We began First Grade together at McCartney School and graduated together in 1954 from Campbell Memorial High School. Eleanor was a generous and talented person who left her mark on the lives of many people — our prayers and deepest sympathy are extended to all her family.

Condolence from Jayne Wilburn on October 18th, 2020 2:35 pm

Ms. Reilly I worked with her in central service for thirty seven years and when she travel she would bring me back a small collection of spoon She will be missed you have my deepest sympathy on the transition of Ms. Reilly May God continue to bless her family and friends to be Kept until we meet again

Condolence from Norma Mlinac on October 18th, 2020 7:34 pm

To the Eleanor Rielly Family,
I knew Eleanor through Bible Study, she was truly a very spiritual person. Her kindness and respect for others was remarkable.She will be missed by so many. May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Janet Fuchs on October 19th, 2020 2:58 pm

Eleanor taught me so much over the years. Always professional, so well respected. It was a pleasure working with her. Condolences to her family.

Condolence from MICHAEL BENYA on October 20th, 2020 11:23 am

I offer my sympathy to Mary Eleanor’s family. I was a classmate of Eleanor’s (1st grade to grade 12.) She was always exceptional and admired. And, what a career ! 43 years in hospital administration, an educator, a public servant committed to public health on a global level, and blending in a spiritual ministry – all for the good of others. I am very proud to have known Eleanor and the Reilly family. May God grant her eternal life !

Condolence from Michael Elias on October 20th, 2020 3:48 pm

My deepest sympathy to all of Eleanor’s family. As a member of the St. Noel Music Ministry, I have known Eleanor for several years. We would have many conversations prior to the 5:00 PM Liturgies on Saturday afternoons. I’m very sorry to hear of her passing. However, I rejoice in the fact that she is now at rest in God’s presence.

Condolence from Sandra S Stranscak on October 28th, 2020 2:44 pm

I always loved when I interacted with Eleanor when are paths frequently crossed at the Cleveland Clinic. Such a present smile, always and a very accomplished member of the Cleveland Clinic. My peace and blessings to all those many people who will miss her and her wonderful life spirit.

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