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Eleanora L. (Borgia) McClusky

March 16, 1937 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 83)


   Mrs. Eleanora L. (Borgia) McClusky, age 83, of Utica, entered into rest on Thursday May 7, 2020 at the Sitrin Healthcare Center.

  She was born in Utica on March 16, 1937 a daughter of the late Peter and Philomena “Fanny” Ciancia Borgia and was educated in local schools, having graduated from Oneonta College. On December 26, 1961 she was married to Benjamin J. McClusky in Blessed Sacrament Church, a blessed union of 53 years until his passing in 2015.

   Eleanora was employed with the Utica City School District as a School Teacher for over 32 years until her retirement in 1992. Eleanora was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister whose life centered around her family. She was an avid bowler, who once won the NYS State Women’s Bowling Tournament in the Singles Division.  She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.

   Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law Mary Ellen and Joseph Piccoli of WA. and Annette and Brian Hartz of MD.; her beloved grandchildren Jamie, Patrick and Benjamin Hartz and Teresa Piccoli; beloved great-grandchildren Henry and Alan;  one sister Annette Shaffer of Utica ; one brother Peter Borgia of NC.; in-laws Marty and Theresa McClusky of Marcellus and William and Georgia McClusky of CA. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

   In keeping with CDC guidelines and current health conditions, the family will honor Eleanora in a private ceremony with the Rev. James Cesta officiating. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Please keep Eleanora and her family in your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s County Special Olympics PO Box 921 Hollywood, MD. 20636. Online sympathy

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