Eleanor Miceli Basso
New Rochelle, New York
Eleanor (Miceli) Basso died peacefully at her home on Tuesday October 18, 2022, just shy of her 97th birthday. Eleanor was born, raised and lived her entire life in New Rochelle. Eleanor was born on November 15, 1925. She was the youngest of ten children born to Angelina and Francisco Miceli.
Eleanor married her sweetheart, Pasquale Basso Sr. on May 1, 1949. They were happily married for 55 years until Pasquale’s passing in 2004. Eleanor was lovingly known as Ellie, Mom, Grandma, and Great Gramma “El” Eleanor. With her smiling face, she always had a zest for life. She was a gentle and kind woman with a strong belief in her faith who cherished her family. She touched the lives of everyone with whom she came in contact with.
Her hobbies were knitting and ceramics. Eleanor knitted scarves for everyone! In her earlier years Eleanor worked at Manufacturers Hanover Trust in NYC. After raising her children, she worked at Holy Family Rectory, Salesian Missions and Columbus School.
Eleanor is survived by her five children, Angelo (Dianne), Pasquale Jr. (MaryLou), Marie (Christopher Sr.) Tully, Dianne (James Jr.) Giuliano, and Anthony (Jessica).
In addition, she is survived by eighteen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren whom all will miss her dearly. Andrea (Richard) Porcaro, Juliette (Christopher) Speckenbach, Lauren (Raymund) Rosicki, Corinne (Steven) Ventola, Marisa (Peter) Mariani, Renee (Harold) Nuttall, Tracy (Carlo) Letizia, Amanda (Nicholas) Losquatro, Christopher (Madeline) Tully Jr., Meghan (Thomas) Curcuruto, and Dawn Giuliano.
Eleanor is predeceased by her five brothers and four sisters, Virginia Norberto, Pasqualina Garafano, Rose Senerchia, Marie Miceli, Salvatore Micelli, Louis Miceli, John Miceli, Albert Miceli, and Michael Miceli.
Visiting hours are Thursday, October 20th 4pm – 8pm at Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham, NY. The funeral mass will be Friday, October 21st 10:30am at Holy Family Church, Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle, NY. Interment will follow at Beechwood Cemetery New Rochelle.
We want to thank our two devoted care givers, Shirline Benjamin-Swaby and Janet Hamilton for their undivided love and support with helping Eleanor in her final years. Our thanks also go out to Paul Vallario who brought communion to Eleanor every week. Our gratitude extends to Dr. Frank Tamerin and Loretta who were always available to care for Eleanor whenever we needed them.