Eleanore F. O'Hare DiPiazza

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Eleanore F. O'Hare DiPiazza, died August 16, 2006 in St. Raphael Hospital. Born June 21, 1931 in NYC, NY. Much beloved wife of Frank DiPiazza of Hamden, devoted mother of Debra DiPiazza and her husband Christopher Langlois of Vancouver, WA, Susan DiPiazza of Hamden, Carol (James) Penna of Hamden, Edward (Debra) DiPiazza of Hertford, England, Nancy (Raymond) D'Addio of Bristol, RI and the late Laura Ann DiPiazza. Proud and much loved grandmother of Matthew and Michelle D'Addio, Genevieve Langlois, and Dylan Penna. Daughter of the late Edward and Loretta Taggart O'Hare, sister of the late John J. O'Hare. Eleanore loved spending time with her family, and was happiest when with her children and grandchildren on holidays and vacations. Eleanore was active with St. Rita Parish for many years while her children were attending St. Rita School. She will be deeply missed by her circle of luncheon friends, and by many other friends and acquaintances. We love and miss you mommy, grandma, mom mom. Friends may go directly to St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Saturday, August 19th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to St. Rita School, 1601 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Deb and Family, Karen, Natalie and I were very saddened by word of your mom’s passing. This is a very hard time, and we’ll be praying for you. Your mom was so friendly, and I remember each time meeting her how warm she was. If you were family, that was good enough for her. I was in. She had a huge heart. I’m very sorry, Love, Mark.

  2. Dear Debbie and family, We are not able to be with you sharing the wonderful times of your Mom’s life. I always remember her laughter and constant smile. Please know that our prayers are with you and we love you. From Vera, Margaret and Marie in Bethlehem.

  3. Dear Frank and Family, Bob and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. The Luncheon Circle will miss her presence very much.

  4. Dear Mr. DiPiazza and family, My sister informed me by email of Mrs. DiPiazza’s recent death. Surely if I were in Hamden I would be with you today, but know of my sincerest sympathy and prayers. I always enjoyed seeing Mrs. D. on various occasions during these many years–always so friendly and ready to share a good laugh. God bless you all. Love and prayers, Sr. Mary Grace Giaimo

  5. Dearest Frank and Family, We were grieved to hear of Eleanore’s sudden passing. We remember so clearly her warm, inclusive, humorous presence when she would come to Bethlehem. It was clear to see how much she loved to be surrounded by her family and how much she enjoyed making new friends. I know that Mom and Pop appreciated her deep faith and her readiness to include them in her prayers. It is a tremendous loss to have these powerful, loving people pass on from our lives into the great mystery. In a way it is a marvel that we were the ones who shared their lives for so long. What a tremendous blessing. I know that you bear great grief. I am so very sorry. With love from our family to yours, Kim and Maria Yamasaki

  6. Happy Birthday, Mom! I miss you and love you. There’s so much I wish we could talk about. You know my faith is not sure. I hope, though, that a day will come when we will meet again, to be together as a family (quite an extended family) forever, or at least that we will know the other’s presence somehow. Love you.

  7. Hi, Mommy. Daddy arrives tonight, and he’s staying for two weeks. I’m hoping everything goes well. He misses you terribly still (as do we all–where’s that soft, warm, enfolding hug you gave me every time I visited–which wasn’t enough). Jenny is seventeen now (!), into boys, music, and her own lovely self. Chris said something last night about you being one of his favorite people. Wasn’t that nice? I love and miss you. Hope there’s a heaven. I invite you to my dreams. Please come.

  8. Hi, Mommy. We had a quiet Christmas here. I put your ornaments on the tree and cried. Christmas was your holiday, Mommy–you owned it, at last as far as out family was concerned. I hope there really is a heaven of some sort–you of all people deserve it. I hope you are surrounded by peace, love, and cool breezes. Please come and talk with me soon. I miss you. I hope you can see Jenny–isn’t she beautiful? I love you.

  9. I just want to say how sorry I am . I can’t imagine how hard this must for everyone. The thoughts prayers and support of the Langlois family are with the Dipiazza’s. Sincerly, Matt Langlois San Francisco,CA

  10. I only met Eleanore but a few times, but I will always remember her with her face lit up with smiles for everyone-what a beautiful soul. You are all in our hearts during this time. Love to all. -Kate

  11. I will never forget Eleanore. From the very first time we met, she welcomed me into her family with warmth and affection. She had a big, generous heart, and over the decades, she has embued all of her children and their families with that same warmth and generosity of spirit. This is why Eleanore Di Piazza will live on in the hearts and memories of a lot of people.

  12. It’s been nearly two and a half years now, Mom, and I still so long to hear your voice, the warmest voice I knew. I wish you would come to me in my dreams more often, and when you do, I wish you would hold me the way you used to. Send me some token, please. I miss you. I know we’re all asking you for favors and prayers, but we all still hurt. Sue lost Flame, Eddie and Debbie are moving to the states, Daddy is living (happily, it seems) with Carol–but we all carry that emptiness, that burden of loss inside. Come to me, please, just for a moment. Let me know and feel your presence.

  13. Jenny is sixteen now, Mom. She is as beautiful as the day, and I hope you can see her and watch over her (especially now that she has her learner’s permit). I miss you every day. I am so sorry I moved away. I am so sorry for everything I did that saddened you. I hope you can forgive me. I hope there is a heaven or someplace where I can once again be in your presence.

  14. Mommy – Hi! I miss you so much. It hasn’t even been two years since you’ve been gone, but seems like forever since you spoke to me or since I felt you hug me. I think I miss that most. Do you hear us when we tell you how much we miss you at night at prayer time? I love you.

  15. This morning, a news story came on about an incident in New Haven, and I had a powerful urge to call you and ask you what you thought. My Mom would have all the real dirt on the subject, I thought! But you’re gone, and I miss your voice terribly. Please come visit me in my dreams–the door is open to you anytime!

  16. We all think of Eleanore as tremendously loving, sweet, and warm. Twenty years ago she, Frank, and of course, our Deb, welcomed us into their family with open arms. We were incredibly sad to hear the news of her passing. My heart and thoughts go out to the DiPiazza’s. Stay close to each other and honor her life. She will always be with you. Love, Jessica

  17. Happy Birthday, Mommy! I miss your voice and your hugs most of all. Today is Father’s Day, so it is doubly bitter and sweet–you always told us that you were born on Father’s Day, and that your own Dad was delighted to have another red-headed girl to love. We know Daddy misses you every minute of every day, but he’s doing better now–I think the pain, while still present, is less acute. He can actually speak your name aloud. Well, you know all that. I love you. Intercede for us when you can. I hope to be reunited with you someday. That’s the best reason for wanting heaven to be real that I know of.

  18. Three years, Mommy, and I miss your voice, your hugs, your concern, your tender-heartedness, your fierce love of all your family. Jenny just spent two weeks with her Grandpa, her aunts and uncles, and her cousins in Connecticut and Rhode Island. I would love you to come to me in a dream, so I can see, touch, hold, and love you again.

  19. The family really could use some help right now. Strengthen my faith–intercede for them. They are in such pain. Please. I miss you, I still call your name at night. Love you.

  20. It has been so long since you left us, Mommy. Dylan is a senior at Notre Dame High School, and is busy picking out the college he’ll go to. He is doing so well in school, too. I miss you so much, and think of you all of the time. I miss our lunches and daily phone conversations. I just miss you! Please take care of Matt, give a hug and kiss to Daddy for me, and say ‘hi’ to everyone for me.VwF4C

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