Eleanor Kiely


100 (nee Kelly), was born in Jersey City, NJ to Patrick and Margaret (O'Brien) Kelly. Eleanor is predeceased by her beloved husband Vincent (2007), a brother and four sisters.
She is survived by daughter, Mary Ellen Bourdeau and her husband John, son, Vincent Kiely and his wife Colleen and grandchildren Brendan, Kaitlin, Bethann, J.J and Morgan. Eleanor is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Eleanor was a 1st Lieutenant Army nurse who served our country proudly in World War II in the South Pacific. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Rochelle Park and former president of the Rosary Society.

Family will receive friends on Monday October 21, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday October 22, 2019, at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, followed by a 10:30 am Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 12 Terrace Avenue Rochelle Park. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington, NJ.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor's memory to Helping Hands Ministry of Sacred Heart R.C. Church.

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Posted by Denise Dahms on October 21, 2019 3:10 PM x

My Dear friend Ellie, Such an inspiration and an amazing woman who at the young age of 22 volunteered to serve as a nurse during WWII, ending up in such remote places as New Hebrides, New Caledonia and Guam - such understated courage. You personify the qualities of the greatest Generation - the likes of which , we will not see again. MY friend, I will miss you and our visits - your kindness and your friendship. Love, Deedee

Posted by Rosanna DeLuca on October 21, 2019 12:55 PM x

Dear Mary Ellen & John, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. So impressed to know that your mom served her country. We thank her for her service and wish her a peaceful and loving rest with your dad. Sincerely, Rosanna

Posted by Elizabeth Shoemaker and family on October 21, 2019 12:39 AM x

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

Posted by Rusty & Stan Eppa on October 20, 2019 6:41 PM x

Remembering her gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace.


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