April 9, 1926 - October 2, 2014
ELEANOR VIOLA DRESCHER,88, passed away October 2nd, in Plano, Texas. Eleanor was born on April 9th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. She was predeceased by her husband Richard W. Drescher of 41 years. Ellie was the daughter of Harry and Viola Kuntz and sister of Dorothy Trowbridge. She moved to Chapman Avenue, Bellmore at an early age where she grew up and graduated from Mepham High School. Upon graduation Ellie worked at The Mitchell Field Post Exchange and then at the Freeport Federal Savings & Loan Association. In May of 1948 she married Richard W. Drescher. They spent their life in Rockville Centre and Baldwin where they raised their two children.
Eleanor was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and a loyal and generous friend. Ellie was very much the traditional mother, whose focus was always on the well-being of her husband, children and grandchildren. She always found her greatest joy in being with her family, attending church, volunteering for A.H.R.C., traveling the world and crocheting her blankets which she gave to so many as her expression of her love. Throughout her life she enjoyed the beauty of Long Island’s South Shore, especially Jones Beach.
She is survived by her son, Robert, and his wife Susan of Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, and his children, Thomas Drescher of Washington, D.C. and Sally and her husband Chris Pietrafitta from Boston, Massachusetts, daughter Jeanne and her husband Bruce Damiani of Plano Texas and their children, Michael Damiani of Stevenson Ranch, California, Matthew and his wife Samantha Damiani from Dallas, TX and Mark Damiani and his fiancé Aly Smith of Houston, Texas.
The family deeply appreciates Eleanor’s many friends from Long Island and Plano and those through A.H.R.C., The Women’s Advance Club, The Rockville Centre Fire Department, Defender Hose Company No. 1, and The Conservatory who added so much richness to her life.
Friends are invited to join her family for a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 8th at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at Saint John Lutheran Church, 2150 Centre Avenue, Bellmore, New York.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC), 189 Wheatley Road, Brookville NY 11545 or online: or to St. John Lutheran Church, 2150 Centre Avenue, Bellmore 11710 in Eleanor’s name.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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