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Eleanor Margaret Rende

Sep 8, 2015

After a hard 10 month battle fighting COPD and cancer with her strong Viking spirit, Ellie was peacefully placed into Gods loving care on September 5, 2015. Your thoughts, kindness and prayers made her heavy burden a little lighter. Ellie had that rare warmth of personality and beauty of character that left a lasting impression upon all who knew her. She always stood by and loved her family and friends. She was a professional volunteer for over 63 years giving freely of her time and often. She was a daily communicant of her Church in Larchmont, NY before moving to Sanibel in 1994. She is survived by her loving husband Carmine of 55 years, son Steven (Jill) of Dallas, Texas, daughter Carolyn (Dan) of Winnetka, Illinois and grandchildren Staci, Kevin, Andrew and Keira. She will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church beginning at 10:00 am. A future celebration of Ellie’s life will take place on the beach in Sanibel on Saturday, November 28, 2015 time tba.

Ellie truly loved living in Sanibel. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to FISH of Sanibel or SCCF.

Condolences to the family may be offered at www.harvey-engelhardt.com