November 21, 1927 – December 27, 2020
Eleanor Mirabile passed away on December 27, 2020 in Flemington, New Jersey. She was beloved daughter to the late Rose and Luigi Tucci, and dear sister to the late Anna (Steve) and Millie (Sal). She joins her late husband Salvatore “Sam” and daughter Carol in heaven.
She is survived by her daughter Roseann (Bob) and her grandchildren Edward (Michele), Teresa (Dennis), Alana (Jason), and Bobby; and her great grandchildren Rylee, Ella, EJ, Mia, and Salvatore.
Born on November 21, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, Eleanor worked as a seamstress sewing wedding gowns where she met two of her life long friends, the late Anne and the late Josie.
Eleanor met her husband Salvatore “Sammy” at the Acadia in Manhattan when he asked her for a dance. They never owned a credit card as they believed if you couldn’t afford it, you shouldn’t have it!
She loved her family and would “pray for them every night.” She had a great sense of humor and made her family laugh with her creative crafts including popcorn people, gum wrapper sailboats, and “dirty” pot holders. She was an amazing cook known for her eggplant parmigiana, homemade manicotti, and spiedini.
She enjoyed her Word Search puzzles, coloring books, and baking delicious cookies.
Eleanor treated everyone like family and often had the room laughing. She will be sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
December 30, 2020
You were simply the best. You always cracked me up with your smart ass remarks. You were always so passionate about your family and your food. I always will remember our big family gatherings centered around your amazing cooking. I loved your creative side, from your popcorn people, to your gum wrapper sailboats, and let’s not forget about the “dirty” bridal shower potholders! They always brought smiles to our faces. I remember the first time you met Rylee, your step Grandson, you treated him like gold. You just adored him, as you did with everyone you met. You loved your grandchildren and great grandchildren just as much as you loved your own children. We are all so lucky to have been a part of your life. Your legacy will never be forgotten, and your love and compassion will always be a symbol of strength for our family. Now go dance with Pop, and embrace mom and always keep them laughing, just as you’ve done down here with us. We love and miss you. Enjoy some mudslides while you’re there! I wish my family could be there. Sending love from Dennis, Rylee, and Ella too. Until we meet again...💕🦋💕
Nicole (D’ Elio) Ampuero
December 29, 2020
Eleanor and Ann were my grandmother Josie’s closest friends. Every Wednesday form childhood to high school I would come home from school to the three of them playing cards over tea and Entenmanns and chatting about their kids and grandkids. Wednesday’s were always my favorite. My deepest condolences And love to the entire Mirable family. I will always remember Eleanor with love and fondness.
December 29, 2020
I loved aunt Eleanor. She was always so nice to me and always had a funny story to tell. She was a great person and will be missed.
God Bless 🙏
December 29, 2020
Miss you already & a million thoughts rush to my brain of all the great memories I have of you. I remember as far back as Teresa & I putting on talent (for lack of better words) shows for you, while our parents worked at dads restaurant. Once we lived on long island patiently waiting at the living room window for you guys to pull up for one of your weekend visits. Playing rummikub & dealers choice, you always loved your bundles. Our relationship never changed we were always close. I can remember driving to you soon after I got my license for Saturday lunch which of course was a tray of chicken parm & a tray of eggplant parm for the cost of a kiss. You were funny, loving & the best grandmother anyone could ask for. I loved how innocent you were when it came to certain things but yet would surprise me, like when you found pot in my room and said “well it ain’t parsley”. I loved joking with you constantly whether calling you and disguising my voice and asking for a donation or pretending to cut your hair. You would say something funny and cute and say “I know I’m a nut”. To which I would always reply “yea but a pistachio, the best nut” and you truly were the best. I will never forget your chicken and eggplant parm no ones cooking will ever compare. I do find comfort in knowing you are reunited with grandpa & to this day and probably forever the greatest live story I’ve seen. Despite all the “Fanabalas” & threats of forks to the eye. I’m a little jealous I won’t be playing cards with the three of you up there. Please make sure when it’s my turn to make sure the table is big enough and enough room so that I don’t have to crawl under. Tell grandpa & mom I love them & miss them very much. Well mom & grandpa I hope you enjoyed the peace, because now there will be no silence, repeating of the same stories and tv on volume 80. One more “Santa Lugia” & bite of the hand.
Love you pistachio. In your words “Go to sleep”