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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
Fax: 781-893-5965
Eleanor Vanaria

Eleanor J. Vanaria (Defina)

Sunday, June 22nd, 1924 - Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Eleanor J. (Defina) Vanaria

Of Waltham passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 94.

Born and raised in Waltham to the late Isidore and Angela (Cappadona) Defina, she was a lifelong resident of Waltham and a graduate of Waltham High School.

Mrs. Vanaria worked at Valley’s Restaurant in Newton for over 15 years as a head waitress and would also train other waitresses, she also worked as a receptionist for ADP, and as a lunch mom for the Newton Public School System.

Eleanor was a Member of the Waltham Sons of Italy, Regina Margherita Di Savoia Lodge, and a member of the Filicudi Association. In her spare time, she enjoyed dancing. She was an adult ballroom dance instructor at the Waltham High School.

She was the Beloved wife of the late Bartolo Vanaria, mother of the late Larry Vanaria, and Baby John Vanaria, and sister of the late Stephen and Albert Defina.

She is survived by her loving children Roland Vanaria and his companion Lek of Hopkinton, Donald Vanaria and his wife Barbara of Rhode Island, and Eleanor “Ellie” Vanaria and her companion Tom Hylander of Waltham, and her cherished grandchildren Laura, Larry, and Allesa.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of Eleanor's life at the Marry Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons , 773 Moody St., WALTHAM, Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Newton Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 10 am to 12 noon. Parking attendants will be on duty.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 18th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    Address
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 18th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    Address
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Monsignor John MacLaughlin
  • Interment

    Location
    Newton Cemetery
    Address
    791 Walnut Street
    NEWTON, MA
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Ellie,

So sorry for the loss of your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Anne Burgoyne Gemma, Classmate Rosary Academy.
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