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Mother of Kathy ’74, Marisa ’78 and Julie Viviano ’80 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 21, 2017

Eleanor K. Viviano Obituary

Eleanor K. Viviano, 84 of Toledo, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at University of Toledo Medical Center after a brief illness. Eleanor was born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on February 24, 1933 to John and Kathyrn (Hyde) Keyser. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University she married Sam Viviano on July 2, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1964, the family left Detroit and moved to Waterville, OH where she raised her young family and was an active member of Waterville Playshop. During that time, Ellie also enjoyed working in the family flower business, Bartz Viviano Flowers and Gifts.

Ellie loved the arts and expressed herself through painting, writing, and acting. She was also an accomplished gourmet chef and will be remembered for the wonderful dishes she prepared for family gatherings and for sharing her cooking skills with her daughters and daughters-in-law. Ellie was a nature lover at heart and throughout her life she showed a deep appreciation for God’s creation. She spent the last 20 years living in her own home in South Toledo where her love for gardening became her passion. She transformed her yard into a rich tapestry of beautiful flowers and plants that culminated in winning the award for the Best Perennial Garden in Toledo in 2011. She was also a longtime member of the Garden Club and enjoyed her weekly painting group. She was an avid golfer and played in ladies golf leagues for many years. In all her endeavors Ellie will be remembered for always striving to be her best. Her passion for excellence will always be an inspiration to her family.

Her grandchildren were her joy, each one was welcomed with delight into her arms and heart. All the kids in her life whether hers or not, called her Grandma Ellie. Ellie left a rich legacy to her 6 children, 20 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathryn; father, John, and brothers, Randall and Jack. She is survived by her sister, Molly and children, Kathy Hauck (Jim), Frank (Sandy), Sam (Judy), Marisa Johnson (Steve), Julie Sofo (Mike), and Matthew (Donna).

Following Eleanor’s wishes there will be no visitation. There will be a Mass in her honor on December 26th at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2240 Castlewood Dr., Toledo, OH 43613. We also invite family and friends to join us for a Celebration of Ellie’s life on December 26th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. Arrangements by Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

View the online memorial for Eleanor K. Viviano

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