Eleanor M. Hardy

Eleanor M. Hardy, 81 passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Eleanor was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Victoria (Kossek) and George J. Horn.  Eleanor was a 1955 graduate of Conrad High School and worked for the Delaware Board of Elections as a poll inspector.  Since 1955 she has been a member of St. John’s/ Holy Angels parish and a member of the Angels Group.  Eleanor enjoyed playing Sudoku and hosting a weekly sewing group.  Her husband, James P. Hardy, Sr. passed in 2000.

She will be dearly missed by her children and their spouses, James P. Hardy, Jr. and Margaret of Aberdeen, MD, Sharon and Ron Patterson, Sr. and Teresa and Russell Ulrich, all of Newark; her grandchildren, James, Megan, Ron, Jr., Christine, Michael, Nina, Russell, Jr., Andrew and Emily; her 16 great-grandchildren and her sister, Helen Ogonowski of Newark.  Eleanor’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her the greatest joy in her life.

Friends may call at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road on Thursday, May 25th, from 6 to 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday afternoon at 1 PM at St. John the Baptist Church, East Main and Chapel Streets, Newark.  Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.


Submitted by Nicole on
I'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. Words may not come out, but tears speak the pain. May your fond memories help you cope. God is close to those who are broken hearted, Psalms 34:18. May He strengthen you for the days ahead.

Submitted by Jackie on
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the loving and happy memories of your beloved Eleanor. May you also look to our Loving Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18) He promises us that very soon, "He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:3,4. What a wonderful promise! May all of His promises give you a measure of comfort, peace, hope and strength.

Submitted by Olivia on
I am so sorry for your loss. It hurts to lose someone you love. I would like to share some encouraging scriptures from the Bible in Revelation 21:4 where God promises us a better life where there will be no tears, no death and no pain. All the former things will pass away. Please read this with your Bible. I hope this scripture strengthens you during this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Sandy Petrucci on
James,Sharon & Teresa & Families: So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She & my mom became friends when they had their knees replaced. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Submitted by N.Jones on
Although, I do not know your family personally , I can sympathize with your sorrow and lost ! I want to share with you the peace and comfort of Gods Promise found in your copy of the Holy Bible. A promise of a happy reunion soon with our dead loved ones , right here on a Paradise Earth! I have lovingly provided below a link that will direct you to this comforting Promise, found in your copy of the Holy Bible .

Submitted by Rebecca on
I am sorry for your loss. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ,17