ELEANOR A. SCOTESE (nee Dragonetti) age 93, beloved wife of the late Vito; loving mother of Charlene Scotese (Frank Sustarsic, deceased; Alisia, Matthew), Sheila Spremulli (Leonard; Jennifer, David, Leslie, Rian) Vito (Jacqueline; Vito, Nicole, Vanessa, Anthony), Renee Mayar (John; Allison, Shauna), Terry (Lori; Sean, Kyle, Collin, Halle), Brian (Lou; Nick, Paul, Hannah, Jacob, Alyssa), Lisa Scotese-Gallagher (John F. II; Kaleigh, Aislynn, John, Maeve) and Lynette Wojtila (John; Paul, Dominic, Adam, Maria); and great-grandmother of 28; cherished daughter of the late Guiseppe and Anna (nee DiLillo) Dragonetti; dearest sister of the late Angelo Dragonette, Lucy Ferrara, Ann Mintner, Jerry Dragonette, Patrick Dragonette and Mary Stopar; dear aunt, great-aunt, and Godmother to Georgeanne Mintner and Bonnie Marincek.
Eleanor was born on August 3, 1923 in Cleveland and passed away on July 24, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at David Simpson Hospice House. She was a resident of Euclid for 65 years, formerly of Cleveland. Eleanor was a parishioner and Eucharistic minister at Holy Cross Catholic Church/Our Lady of the Lake. She graduated from Collinwood High School and cared for many as a health aid at St. Paul’s Catholic School in Euclid and a bus driver for children with disabilities for Euclid City School System. Eleanor enjoyed her service as a volunteer with Hospice of the Western Reserve for many years, especially serving at the reception desk at David Simpson Hospice House. Eleanor loved stained glass, dancing, school plays and cooking. She and Vito are inducted in the VASJ Hall of Fame for their services. She adored spending time with her family, especially for Christmas. Eleanor will be remembered most as a loving, joyful, giving and hard-working woman who loved to have fun. She will be dearly missed.
Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 28, 2017 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church at 11:30 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Eleanor at the DeJohn Funeral Home & Celebrations Center of Chesterland 12811 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) Thursday 2-4 & 5-8 PM.Print This Obituary & Condolences