Eleanor J. ”Ellie” Favata
Eleanor J. ”Ellie” Favata, 84, of 359 S. Main St., Jamestown, passed away at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in UPMC Chau-tauqua WCA.
A lifelong area resident, she was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Fredonia, N.Y., a daughter of the late Frank and Jean Gervase Sevola.
She was a 1951 graduate of Fredonia High School and was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.
Prior to her retirement, she was an executive secretary for the City of Jamestown Department of Development for over 30 years.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister who loved taking care of her family. She also enjoyed knitting and doing yoga.
Surviving are her hus-band of 61 years, Philip J. Favata, whom she married Sept. 3, 1956; two sons: Philip (Donna) Favata of Jamestown and Mark (Mary) Favata of Orchard Park, N.Y.: three grandchildren: Olivia Favata, Emily Favata and Sam Favata, all of Orchard Park, N.Y.; a sister, Donna (Joe) Marsh of Pittsford, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Sevola; two brothers-in-law: Joe Favata and Sal Favata; a sister-in-law, Mary Mangano; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Philip Gerard Favata; two brothers: Frank Sevola and Charles Sevola; three sisters-in-law: Mary Sevola, Fran Favata and Susan Favata; and a brother-in- law, Anthony Mangano.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor and the Rev. Frank Sevola, Eleanor’s nephew, will be celebrants. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Fredonia, N.Y.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Christian Wake Service will be led at 4:45 pm Sunday.
You may leave words of condolence to Eleanor’s family at www.lindfuneralhome.com.