Eleanor Menapace – October 19, 2017

Eleanor Louise Menapace, 74, of Dennison, died Thursday, October 19, 2017, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born on January 23, 1943, Eleanor was a daughter of the late Gerald and Loretta (Besozzi) Nadeau. She was a 1961 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and on July 16, 1966, married James Menapace and together raised three children.

Eleanor was employed by Joy Manufacturing at New Philadelphia and retired from Buehler’s at New Philadelphia, where she worked in the Deli Department.

Her faith was nurtured for many years at Sacred Heart Church and most recently has also enjoyed attending Immaculate Conception Church at Dennison. Other joys in Eleanor’s life included gardening and vacationing, especially trips to Myrtle Beach, but above all spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband of 51 years, Eleanor will be missed by their three children, Cheryl (Terry) Walker of Strasburg, William (Carolyn) Menapace of New Philadelphia, and Karen (Sam) Distefano of Columbus; a brother, Robert (Jean) Nadeau of Dover; and her grandchildren, Jace Walker, Dylan Walker, Charlotte and Nicklas Menapace, and Anna Distefano and two step-grandchildren, Peyton and Alison Distefano.

The family will greet guests on Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 2-5 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where a Christian Wake Service will begin at 4:45 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial led by Father Ty Tomson will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 10:30 AM. Burial in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia will follow. All are invited to share in a meal and fellowship in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia following services.

Memorial contributions in Eleanor’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, Sacred Heart Church, 139 Third Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or Immaculate Conception Church, 206 N First Street, Dennison, Ohio 44621.

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

Geib Pet Crematory
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622