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Eleanor M. Amato

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Date published: 7/15/2013

Eleanor M. Amato

Eleanor Marie Amato, 88, of Spotsylvania County passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Amato was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Merry Heart Senior Center. She was a Rosie the Riveter during World War II. Mrs. Amato volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Mary Washington Hospital.

Survivors include her children, Rita Ten Broeck (Charles), Lawrence James Amato (Louise) and Donna Downing (Stephen); sister Marie Snadecky; and grandchildren Victoria Ten Broeck, Jacklyn Dirda, James Amato, Taylor Happel, Stephanne Donovan, Jennifer Downing and Shawn Downing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel James Amato.

A Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will be held at a later date in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.