Eleanor Adele Furia, 97, of Southington and formerly of East Northport, NY, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.
She was born in NYC on Aug. 31, 1921, the daughter of the late Mildred and Arnold Furia Sr. Eleanor was a proud member of the Edward Dardani and Dario Furia Families of Parma, Italy. From Arnold Furia Sr’s arrival in NYC in 1912 thru 2014, many generations met and enjoyed a truly beloved relationship. Eleanor was graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Hunter College of the city of NY University. She was Student Council President and Vice President of the Newman Club. Eleanor started working as a secretary on Wall St. then as secretary to the manager at B.F. Goodrich Co. Industrial Division for 22 years and finally as a private secretary in Dunnington, Miller Law Firm in the Chrysler Building for 12 years. She retired early to care for her mother. Her interest were reading, traveling and studying Italian. She was a charter member, Corresponding Secretary and Vice President of AARP Apple Valley Chapter # 4943, a member of St. Thomas Church for 22 years and a 10 year member of the Ladies Guild.
She leaves behind her 3 nephews, 2 nieces, 3 grand nephews and one great grandniece. She was predeceased by her 2 brothers Arnold Furia Jr. and Robert E. Furia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on at St. Thomas Church. Burial will be art St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY.
Donations may be made in Eleanor’s memory to St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St. Southington, CT 06489
For online condolences and directions please visit www.dellavecchiafh.com