Eleanor Alderson (Sassano)

Obituary of Eleanor S. Alderson (Sassano)

ALDERSON, Eleanor (Sassano) 95, of St. Petersburg, died January 26, 2020. She is survived by her daughter Ann Alderson, grandchildren Lisa Lesperance and Gregory Lesperance, great-granddaughter Nora Grace Lesperance, and many loving relatives. Eleanor was born on February 15, 1924 in Butler, PA and was the second of Edna and Peter Sassano’s three daughters. Their family moved to St. Petersburg in 1934, and she graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1941. She met Eddy Alderson at Derby Lane, where his parents raced greyhounds and her parents enjoyed betting, and they married in 1951. Eleanor and Eddy were married for 63 years, until Eddy’s passing in 2014. They became parents to twin girls, Ann and Jan, in 1955. Eleanor served as a meticulous bookkeeper for the family greyhound racing business, Alderson Kennel, until Eddy’s retirement in 1997. Eleanor was an excellent card player, loved crossword puzzles, playing bridge and spending time with friends at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, where she and Eddy were members for over 50 years. Eleanor and Eddy traveled the world together, and enjoyed many road trips to Florida Gators football games. Eleanor adored her husband and family, and will be especially remembered for her keen sense of humor. A memorial service to celebrate Eleanor’s life will be held this Saturday, February 1 at 2:00pm at R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, 3530 49th St. N. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior.
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Saturday
1
February

Receiving Friends

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020
R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Chapel
3530-49th St. No.
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
727-527-1177
Saturday
1
February

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020
R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Chapel
3530-49th St. No.
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
727-527-1177
Tuesday
4
February

Interment

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Bay Pines National Cemetery
10000 Bay Pines Blvd.
Bay Pines, , Florida, United States
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