Eleanor M. (DiGregorio) Scearbo

June 29, 2007

Eleanor M. (DiGregorio) Scearbo

ELEANOR M. (DIGREGORIO) SCEARBO – suddenly,in Woburn, Friday, June 29th, beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony” J. Scearbo. Devoted mother of Sharon M. Black and her husband Richard of Woburn, Beverly A. Stone and her husband Jonathan of Natick, Cathy J. Leo and her husband James of Winchester and the late William A. Scearbo. Dear sister of Pasquale “Pat” DiGregorio of Woburn, Jean Mercadante of Needham, Joseph DiGregorio of Medford and the late Dorothy Milligan, Viola Marino, Anthony and Gloria DiGregorio. Loving grandmother of Alicia Black, Angela O’Reilly, Matthew and Erica Stone, Mary Beth and Bobby Leo. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 3rd at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Scearbo’s memory to Boston Catholic TV, P.O. Box 9109, Newtonville, MA 02460 or the Mass Commission For The Blind, 48 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.

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OBITUARY:

Eleanor M. (Digregorio) Scearbo of Woburn passed away suddenly Friday, June 29th at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. The beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony” Scearbo, she was eighty-four years of age.

Born in Boston, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Alice (Caccavella) DiGregorio. Eleanor was raised in the North End of Boston and was a graduate of Boston High School. In 1947 she married her husband Tony whom she had meet on a blind date. They made their home in Woburn where they raised their four children. As a family they enjoyed vacations at Hampton Beach and Weirs Beach during the summer months. They also took lots of day trips on the railroad where Mr. Scearbo worked. Eleanor enjoyed her home where she entertained her family, including several cousins and her close friends. Family traditions were important to her especially at the holidays. Her cooking was “out of this world” and she used family recipes passed down through the generations. In addition to cooking for her family, she was a cook at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital for over ten years. After her retirement, she and her husband spent the winter months in Daytona, FL and would return to Hampton Beach. During the summer months she would be enjoying the company of her children and grandchildren throughout the summer days. She also had a partime position where she worked at the Casino Coffee Shop, once again enjoying all of the venues.

Eleanor was the proud and loving grandmother of six grandchildren and followed their activities and accomplishments very closely. In her leisure, she enjoyed crocheting and the occasional trips to Foxwoods Casino. She was an avid Red Sox fan, a New England Patriot’s fan and a follower of college football. Eleanor was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who possessed a caring and welcoming personality. She also possessed an excellent memory. A very devout Catholic, she attended Mass daily and made prayer an important part of her life.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Scearbo, her son William A. Scearbo. and her siblings, Dorothy Milligan, Viola Marino, Anthony and Gloria DiGregorio.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Sharon M. Black and her husband Richard of Woburn, Beverly A. Stone and her husband Jonathan of Natick, Cathy J. Leo and her husband James of Winchester, her siblings, Pasquale “Pat” DiGregorio of Woburn, Jean Mercadante of Needham, Joseph DiGregorio of Medford and her grandchildren, Alicia Black, Angela O’Reilly, Matthew and Erica Stone, Mary Beth and Bobby Leo. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Tuesday, July 3rd at 8:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 9. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Scearbo’s memory to Boston Catholic TV, P.O. Box 9109, Newtonville, MA 02460 or the Mass Commission For The Blind, 48 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.

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  1. Mrs. Black and Family,

    Thanks for sharing Nana with me! I know it has been a while, but I will never forget her and I know how important she was to you all.

    Sending our thoughts and prayers from the Spalding, Cornelio and Dinardi families. Hold on to and cherish those great memories, I know she is!

  2. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Scearbo Family.

    Eleanor was such a sweet gentle soul who lived each day with her love for her children and grandchildren.

    It was a pleasure to know her.

    Janice Deveney

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