After 101 years on this earth, Eleanor Olivieri left this world on June 7, 2023
to reunite with her beloved husband, Henry Olivieri, her parents, Frances and
Stanley Jopek, and her siblings Henry and Loretta Jopek,.
She is survived by her children David Olivieri, Linda Olivieri (William Chenoweth),
Maryjane Simpson (Ted) and Ruthanne Kaleta (John), her grandchildren Katie,
Ellen, Adam, Megan, Oliver and Lauren and great grandchildren Mia, Miguel, Boone
Eleanor was born in Forestville and lived in Western NY her whole life.
She worked at Cease’s Commissary where she met her husband after WWII.
Eleanor was a devoted wife, mother and beloved Grammie encouraging her children
to pursue higher education and happily preparing feasts for family gatherings.
She was an unofficial social worker, graciously assisting numerous elderly relatives
to obtain housing, groceries, health care and funeral arrangements as they aged.
Eleanor was an avid, proficient and enthusiastic gardener and reader.
As a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, she served in various roles including
as a Eucharistic Minister.
She made quilts for needy families in her 80’s. The homes of her family & friends
are rich with her recipes, quilts, needlework, knitting, crocheting and crafts. And
family gardens thrive with her shared flowers including her favorite, forget-me-nots.
Eleanor’s funeral mass will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Monday June 12
at 10:00 a.m. No flowers, please. Donations in her memory can be made to:
Holy Trinity R.C. Church.
Dunkirk, NY 14048, or Darwin R. Barker library 7 Day Street. Fredonia, NY 14063.