Wells Memorial & Event Center

1903 West Reynolds Street, Plant City, FL


Eleanor M. Buist

March 14, 1935June 7, 2020

Eleanor May Buist, age 85, of Brandon, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Eleanor was born on March 14, 1935, in Long Island, New York and relocated to Florida in the late ‘50s.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents Matthew and Frances Beckerman and survived by her six children: Lorraine Ciofalo; Dion Ciofalo; Donata and Larry Butchcoe; Nancy and Tim Strout; Christine and Dino Seretis; and Matthew and Julie Ciofalo. Her 11 grandchildren: Garrett, Rhiannon, Michael, Anthony, Kelsey, Gerron, Houston, Dylan, Harriet, Louis, and Terry; along with 13 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

Eleanor was a loving mother and grandmother devoted to her family, faith, and friends. She was known for her adventurous and spontaneous spirit and took every opportunity to travel with her friends and family. She had a strong commitment to her church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, and Salesian Cooperator. Eleanor could often be found gathering and preparing meals for the homeless, volunteering with church programs, and serving communion to homebound parishioners. She was recognized by the Archbishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and received the St. Jude the Apostle Medal in 2005 for her distinguished and outstanding service to her parish.

Eleanor is being memorialized on June 10 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 7 P.M.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Eleanor M. Buist

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Susie Cooley

June 12, 2020

Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for, the beautiful moments and memories we shared with them. Your mother was a beautiful and kind soul, and she will not be forgotten. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our Love,
Sue Maffia, Nick Maffia, Laura and Joe Love, and Susie and Jim Cooley