10 March, 1970 – 14 October, 2019
Eleana Najmy Hall was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 10, 1970. Eleana was very precocious as a young child and was a strong little girl with 4 older brothers. Her brothers reluctantly admit that she was the most athletic of the siblings. Eleana was a beautiful and caring person her entire life. She left an astounding impact on all who met her. People were inspired by Eleana’s unique gift to blend faith, intellect, compassion, strength, beauty, and glamour all at once.
Eleana met her soul mate and husband, Greg Hall, in 1998 and they married in 1999. Together they had two sons, Benjamin in 2001 and Samuel in 2003. Eleana and Greg’s love for each other was apparent and profound. Eleana and Greg were very active in the community and together founded and grew Hall Architects in downtown Sarasota. Eleana was a lifelong member of St. Martha Catholic Church and was a devoted servant to God. She volunteered at Easter Seals in Sarasota.
Eleana graduated from St. Martha Grammar School and then Cardinal Mooney High School in 1988. She received her BS in Finance from the University of Florida in 1992 and her Masters in Accounting from USF in 1994. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1995.
Eleana was always surrounded by and cared deeply for her very large family: Parents, William and Josephine Najmy, brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Barbara Najmy, Stephen and Rochelle Najmy, George and Sandra Najmy, and Louis and Cristina Najmy. Her 13 nieces and nephews are: William, Alexa, Brittany, Emily, Alison, Victoria, Natalie, Justin, Zoe, Molly, and Sara Najmy and Ashley and Sean Hall. Eleana has one great niece and one great nephew, Clementine (Aisy) Najmy and Michael Anthony Cucci, Jr.
Along with her immediate family, Eleana married into the wonderful Hall family: father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chuck and Jean Hall as well as brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Jane Hall and Mark and Suzanne Stout.
Eleana, we love you forever!
- Easterseals Southwest Florida
Saturday, 19 October , 2019
Sonya de Long
20 October 2019
Do you remember the day we all met for coffee at Starbuck’s on St Armin’s? Ben must have been about seven, but you were carrying him around. You loved them both so much you home schooled them just to be close to them for a few more years.
That dazzling smile! How strong and sure and poised you were. Greg lit up whenever you entered a room. At his funeral, you said to me, “It was a great love story, wasn’t it?” And it was.
Rest in peace, dear friend...I understand...
19 October 2019
We met in 2015. We shared a love for our sons, motherhood and flowers. I loved the way your smiled. The love for your family inspire me. My heart goes out to your young men, friends of my son. May the short time you spent with them here on earth inspire them to be great men. Eleana, you and Greg raised two increditble young men. May the village take over where you left off. May they know that help is as near as any friend you have ever met.
19 October 2019
From doing her hair to bringing her and Gregg together doing her hair for wedding... sharing great times in my home and getting to see her have 2 beautiful boys .., you will be missed I am so thankful for phone call 3 weeks ago ...peace and love ❤️ Always
18 October 2019
My beautiful friend, were do I begin we met in grade school at St. Martha's then onto Cardinal Mooney but it wasn't until about 5 years ago our friendship really developed. I remember the day you came to me at the Salon and wanted me to start doing your hair I was honored because what gorgeous hair you had and a relationship came with memories that I will cherish forever. I will miss seeing you but I will cherish our memories because that is what will help me get through the tough days. Love you dearly, Noelle.