Eleanor Orsini

Eleanor Marion Orsini (Stanton)

Sunday, March 7th, 1926 - Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Eleanor M. “Pete” Orsini, 93, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Glens Falls Hospital. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and cherished by all.

Born March 7, 1926, in Glens Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Verna (Covell) Stanton.

Eleanor graduated from South Glens Falls High School in 1943. She then married her high school sweetheart, Frank Orsini on September 22, 1945.

After working at the Glens Falls Portland Cement Company and the Northern Insurance Agency, she and her husband began their family of six children. Her life from then on was a complete devotion to her home and her family. She was a great homemaker. Her favorite part was cooking for those she loved, and opening her home to them. She was also an accomplished seamstress. Eleanor was a problem solver, all while teaching her children many important life lessons. She was a very selfless and giving person. Everyone else came first and there was nothing she would not do for her family and her friends. She always had words of wisdom to share. Right up until the end she could always conjure up a snippet of advice for those who asked… and maybe even for those who didn’t! She will be greatly missed by all those who were lucky enough to have known her.

In addition to her parents, Eleanor was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Frank P. Orsini Sr., and her siblings; Arthur, Robert, Leona and Cassan.

Left to cherish her memory are her children; Cheryl Basilio, Frank P. Orsini Jr. (Jeanne), James Orsini (Karen), Mark Orsini, Neal Orsini (Lisa), and Laurie Orsini, her grandchildren; Kristine Karig, Kevin Basilio, Occhio Orsini (Lucinda), Alito Orsini, Mona Funicello, Heather Nauton (Dave), Rael Orsini (Lisa), Nicholas Orsini (Constance), Melina Daniels (Marlo), Frankie Orsini (Shawn), Jacob Hume (Sarah), Katrina Ireland (Daniel), Jaimen Hume (Lillierose), and Adam Hume, her great-grandchildren; Caleb Karig, Avery and Julia Orsini, Austin Chan-Orsini, Tiernan and Finnegan Nauton, Mei Honeyhume, and Orion and Willow Ireland, as well as many nieces and nephews, especially her special niece Janice Root-Sweet who was near and dear to her.

Friends may call from 2-4pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 4pm following calling hours with Sister Donna Irvine S.S.N.D officiating.

Rite of Committal will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, South Glens Falls in the spring.

Memorial donations in Eleanor’s name can be made to the High Peaks Hospice, 79 Glenwood Ave, Queensbury, NY 12804

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - SGF
    136 Main Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 4:00pm
    M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - SGF
    136 Main Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Sr. Donna Irvine,SSND
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery - South Glens Falls
    Main Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rite of Committal will take place in the spring.


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Dominic Basilio

Posted at 09:31am
To the Orsini Family: So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a strong and wonderful person. She always treated me kindly and I will always keep her in my memories. Dominic Basilio

Dan Watkins

Posted at 11:21am
Condolences to All the Orsini Families, Sincerely, Dan Watkins

tim horgan

Posted at 09:25am
"Pete" was certainly special - growing up across the street I'll always have very fond memories of her. All moms are special and Pete was at the top of the list. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family. TJ Horgan

Debbie and Duffy Kearney

Posted at 07:42am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Bridget Kenney

Posted at 09:30pm
Laurie and family
So sorry for your loss
As you are a wonderful friend to my sister Mary Binder Gibbs so was your mom to mine, Mary Kenney.
All my love,
Bridget Kenney

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