May 23, 1926 ~ November 5, 2022


Resided in: Meriden, CT

Our dear mother, Eleanor D. Maniscalco, wife of the late Frank Maniscalco, Sr. sadly passed away on November 5th, 2022 at the age of 96. She was a wonderful mother who was always there when we needed her. She was well loved by her family, many friends, and all who knew her.
She was born on May 23, 1926, a daughter of the late Candido and Adriana Sciessere Busa, and was a lifelong Meriden resident. She was a secretary of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, and then the Rectory and office as well for many years. Eleanor was also a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society and the Meriden Council of Catholic Women.
She is survived by her children, Frank (Maureen) Maniscalco, Jr. of East Hartford, David (Lynn) Maniscalco of Madison, Philip (Susan) Maniscalco of Southington, Peter (Anita) Maniscalco of Longs, SC, and Mark Maniscalco (Jacqueline Case) of Meriden. She is the loving grandmother of Frank Maniscalco, III, Amanda Luurtsema, Charles Ballard, Jennifer Ballard, Matthew Maniscalco, Jody Farrell, Michael Maniscalco, Peter Maniscalco, Jr., Steven Maniscalco, and Leslie Giacco. She is the beloved great-grandmother of Ryan, Emma and Tyler Farrell, Ethan and Zander Ballard, and Vanessa and Kamryn Rios. She is also survived by her dear brother-in-law Anthony Maniscalco of Bristol, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Domenic, Candido and John Busa, and a sister, Mary Sczurek. Eleanor was especially close to her dear niece Linda Gaffey, her nephew Paul Sczurek, Carolyn Hall and her family, her very special friend Judi Lefebvre, and Father David Borino. Our family would like to thank the entire staff of The Connecticut Baptist Home, for their compassionate and truly loving care given to our mother as well as our family, bringing joy, comfort and peace to Mom in her final months.
Friends are invited to visit with her family Friday, Nov. 11th from 4-7 PM at Beecher and Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, and are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish-Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Meriden at 10 AM Saturday, Nov. 12th. Internment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish, 109 Goodwill Ave., Meriden, CT 06451 or to The Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

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Visitation: November 11, 2022 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451

203-235-4152

Mass of Christian Burial: November 12, 2022 10:00 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Meriden
109 Goodwill Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


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  1. Dear Pete,Anita,Mark and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Eleanor’s passing. I remember her being a wonderful woman, always with a smile. I know you all have great memories with her to hold close to heart during this difficult time of sorrow. Thinking of you and sending strength and prayers. Gina Maurizio

  2. Phil & Sue

    We are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was blessed with a beautiful family and long life.
    Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Nina & Jim

  3. To the family of Eleanor,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Although I met her years ago, she made such an impression on me and I never forgot her. She was a loving and caring person.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Laura Schuster

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