Mrs. Eleanor (Piazza) Van Buskirk, devoted and beloved wife and mother, has passed away at age 73 on July 2, 2019 with her husband, Larry by her side in Jacksonville, Florida. Eleanor was born on December 21, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Fury and Barbara Piazza and her sister Joyce. She is survived by her loving husband, Larry and her two devoted children, Dawn and Larry Jr., and her two sisters Lorraine and Carol. Eleanor also has four loving grandchildren, Larry, Erika, Nicole and Jaclynn along with five great grandchildren, Riley, Asher, Maile, Jaimelynn and Jarett. She also leaves behind her adored dog, Mollie.
Eleanor “Miss Ellie”, as her husband and friends called her, grew up in Long Island, NY where she graduated from Lindenhurst High School. She fulfilled her dream of traveling the world by becoming a travel agent at West of the Moon Travel in Brooksville, FL. Her other passions were cooking, baking and spending time with her family. She loved and watched the Food Network Station, every day. No one has embraced life as fully and joyfully as Eleanor. She cared for everyone she became close to.
Always wanted to please everyone.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Friends and family members are welcome to attend the visitations on Wednesday, July 10th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Thursday, July 11th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223. Phone 904-288-0025.
Funeral Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 11757 Old St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258, Phone (904) 268-5422 on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 10 am. She will be laid to rest at Oaklawn Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207, following the service.