1918 – 2011
Brooklyn – Eleanor (Andrews) Morano, 93, of Canterbury Rd, formerly of North Grosvenordale, CT, died Thursday, July 14, 2011 in the Pierce Memorial Baptist Home. Born in Los Angeles, CA, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Eleanor (Underwood) Andrews.
Mrs. Morano was a volunteer during WWII. Prior to retirement, she worked as a research interviewer for Decision Research. She was a devout Catholic who at one time owned and operated Contemporary Christian Arts, a Catholic gallery, shop, library and discussion center. She volunteered in Catholic Worker soup kitchens, a foundling hospital, as nurse’s aide and in a center for child and family services. Mrs. Morano was extremely interested in issues concerning health and nutrition, constantly exploring and incorporating the latest research in the care of her family. Being the eldest of eight children, she helped to raise her brothers and sisters after her father’s death as well as rearing two families of her own.
Eleanor is survived by her sons, William Cosel of Tyringham, MA, and Christopher Morano of Essex, CT; her daughters, Suzanne Whitburn of NY,NY, Lu Morano of Kentfield, CA, and Francesca Morano of Thompson, CT; her brother, Benjamin Andrews of Greensboro, N.C.; and her sister, Charlotte Griggs of Essex, CT; eleven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Michael Joseph Morano and ex-husbands William Cosel and Michael Morano.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service for Eleanor at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in St. Bernard Church in Vernon, CT.
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.