Born in: Worcester, Massachusetts
Resided in: Westminster , Colorado

Eleanor Mary (Bissonette) Cunningham 85, passed away March, 17, 2019. Born October 14, 1933 in Worcester, Massachusetts , daughter of Medo J and Loretta Jane (Ford) Bissonette. Graduated from St. Peter’s High School, Elms College, and Duquesne University. As a teacher she worked in Oxford, Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Boys Town in Omaha. She was a world-wide traveler and collector of antiques, an active member of the Friendship Force of Omaha, Assistance League, Questers antique group, and Creighton University Wives. She leaves behind her husband of 62 years, William; children, Margaret (Bob) Keearns of Hot Springs Village, AR, Bill of Seattle, WA, Mary (Steve) Hoff of Broomfield, CO; and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

A Visitation will be held in Eleanor’s honor on Friday March 22, 6-8pm at Horan & McConaty (7577 W. 80th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado). Funeral Mass will be on Saturaday March 23, 11am at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church (900 West Midway Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado)

Please share your memories of Eleanor and condolences with her family by leaving a message below.


Visitation: March 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Northwest/Arvada
7577 W. 80th Ave.
Arvada, CO 80003

Funeral Mass: March 23, 2019 11:00 am

Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
900 West Midway Boulevard
Broomfield, CO 80020


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  1. Uncle Bill, Margaret, Mary Elizabeth and Bill:
    Dave and I want to let you know how sorry we are to hear of your loss. This is a difficult time for sure, but we hope your memories will help to ease the pain. Eleanor was one of a kind and we will miss her dearly. You are (and have been) in our prayers. In Aunt Eleanor’s memory and in lieu of flowers, Dave and I made a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. God Bless!

  2. We are sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Aunt Eleanor. Our visits to Syracuse and also seeing her at Grammy B’s 22 Rich St. She was there for us when we lost our dad, her brother.

  3. We were so sorry to hear of Eleanor’s passing. She was a dear friend, we have many fond memories and choose to remember her from that time.
    Bill we love you and miss you
    Judy and Irv

  4. As a kid, she was my second mom. I literally ran away to her once. She was a great lady. She will be missed by so many. Love and condolences to the Cunningham’s!

  5. Bill, I am sorry to learn of the loss of your dear wife. My mother (soon to be 96) was diagnosed 11 years ago with Alzheimer’s, so Alzheimer’s research is near and dear to my heart. I enjoyed the time working with you at Creighton and am still here, now working with our non-traditional students. My prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Dear Bill and Family, John and I send our loving thoughts and prayers to you in your loss and for Eleanor in her new life with God. You were all so welcoming when we moved to Omaha and, Bill, John so enjoyed working with you at CU. Lots of wonderful memories to recall. Ongoing prayers your way!

  7. Dear Bill & family, Our sincere sympathy in receiving notice of Eleanor’s passing. She was a great friend & I will sincerely miss her. We had many wonderful times antiquing
    & especially our trip to Williamsburg. We care & share in your sorrow.

  8. Margaret my family’s thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time.

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