Eleanor M. Albertelli (Repetto)


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Salisbury, MA - Surrounded by the boundless love of her family, Eleanor died peacefully on December 27, 2018, in Newburyport at the age of 91. Eleanor was born to the late Alfred and Louise (DiGangi) Repetto on June 19, 1927. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Dr. Elmo L. Albertelli and her brother Thayer Taylor. She is survived by her ten loving children: Lawrence, Victoria, Chris, Donna, Elissa, Gina, Dana, Elmo Jr., Maria and Carissa, along with their devoted spouses and children. Eleanor is also survived by and was the adored “Noni” to 11 beautiful grandchildren: Nicole, Gabrielle, Aria, Mia, Shane, Kristina, Connor, Liam, Sara, Sean and little Leo.
As a busy mother of ten, and with her youngest child in school, Elli pursued a long held dream and went to college to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. She went on to spend many years as a music teacher in elementary schools, while also tutoring private voice and piano students in her home. A gifted musician with an amazing singing voice that stayed with her until the end of her life, she could have gone on to pursue a professional music career, but chose instead to make her life with Elmo, the love of her life, to whom she was married for over 64 years.
She was a gourmet cook, a talented seamstress and an artist. Her optimism and love of life was inspirational and she always had a smile for everyone. Her ability to give to all she encountered was limitless, and her love was felt and treasured by so many. Although she lived a blessed life, Elli will be profoundly missed by her family and friends, but will live forever in their hearts.
A celebration of life Mass will be held at Saint Agnes Church, 51 Medford Street in Arlington, MA on Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m., followed by the interment of her ashes at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Family and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory through the community health foundation at Anna Jacques Hospital, to support the amazing and compassionate care provided there. More information can be found at www.keefefuneralhome.com, or at www.ajh.org/giving
Published on January 8, 2019
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