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Eleanor "Ellie" O. Aloia

August 10, 1933 — January 12, 2023

Eleanor "Ellie" O. Aloia

89, of Greenville, RI, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Prior to moving to Greenville, she resided in Cranston for 35 years. She was born in Providence, RI, and was the youngest daughter of Gennaro and Gennarina “Jennie” (Fiorellino) Aloia.

Ellie’s utmost devotion was to her family, most especially to her beloved mother and father (Mama and Papa) and 3 sisters, who remained close friends throughout their lifetimes. Ellie’s strongest conviction was the importance of keeping family together.

Ellie attended Mount Pleasant and Hope High Schools. She was a systems analyst for the State of Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT), formerly known as Department of Employment Security, for 26 years before her retirement in 2003. Ellie was known for being very hard-working and extremely organized all of her life. She was always very proud of having worked 3 jobs at a time for her financial independence as well as to support herself throughout her retirement. She was also devoted to many life-long friends, including those formed throughout her time at DLT.

Ellie was the most loving and big-hearted person, always giving of herself endlessly to family and friends. She was always there to offer her assistance in times of need and to recognize all of life’s events of both family and friends by planning a celebration of any kind. She loved hosting Christmas Eve and all were welcome. She was always impeccably dressed, hair and makeup perfectly done, with matching color-coordinated jewelry, handbags and sunglasses. She loved nice clothes, beautiful shoes, handbags and jewelry. She also loved fine dining, good Red Zinfandel wines (they are good for your health), Johnnie Walker Black and an International Coffee for dessert. She loved to travel, most especially to Cape Cod, Italy, Hawaii and throughout New England to view the fall foliage each year. She was a former golfing member of the Alpine Country Club, enjoyed skiing and was a long-time season subscriber to PPAC. Ellie was always ready and willing to go anywhere at any time and enjoyed being out and about in the company of others.

Ellie was always full of life and laughter. She had such a big personality that her sisters always said that God broke the mold after she was born. She was affectionately called by her nephews and nieces as “the big El”. She always told you what she thought and would say it exactly how she saw it. She was a strong-willed independent person and never hesitated speaking her mind. She was fiercely loyal to all she knew and loved.

Ellie was the beloved sister of the late Lena E. Cosentino (John R., Esq.), Ida Aloia Florio (Ronald) and Eva M. Lupo (Albert).

She is also survived by her cherished nephews and nieces, all of whom she thought of and treated as her own sons and daughters, Robert Cosentino, Esq. (Renee), David Cosentino (late Deborah), Linda DiSanto (Salvatore, Jr.), Kathy Abbate (Hon. Joseph), Peter Florio (Denise), Ronna Florio, Michael Lupo (Jacqueline), Stephen Lupo (Cathy); Robert Lupo (Rebekah), and Melissa Lezon (Joseph III). She is also survived by many grandnephews and grandnieces.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Wednesday, Jan. 18th, at 10:00 a.m. from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1278 Park Avenue Park Avenue, Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 1525 Cranston Street, Cranston. Entombment will be in Our Risen Christ Garden Mausoleum in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS: Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: as a breast cancer survivor to Susan G. Komen, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX, 75380, or as a communicant of the church to St. Mary’s Church.

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