Eleanor M. Leduc

Eleanor Maria (Tofani) Leduc 87, of North Providence, died unexpectedly at Rhode Island Hospital on Monday July 16th surrounded by her family. Eleanor worked as a Histology Technician at Rhode Island Hospital for 50 years, retiring in 1995. For many years she was a volunteer at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center and St. Robert Bellarmine Food Pantry. She was the daughter of the late Angelo “Randy” and Hortense (Veroni) Tofani. She was the wife of the late Raymond C. Leduc, who was the love of her life. She is survived by her two daughters, Joanne S. Veroni and Paula M. Lisa both of North Providence, sister Marie E. Forcino of Cranston, brother, John J. Tofani of South Kingstown, and many nieces and nephews.She was the sister of the late Joseph J. Tofani. Eleanor was a member of the Italian Historical Society and the Santa Maria DiPrata Society and was a former member of the Yankee Trailers Hikers and the Appalachian Mountain Club. She enjoyed playing Mahjong with her friends, spending time with her family and friends, traveling with her children and dancing, snow shoeing, hiking and biking. She was adventurous, big hearted, loved life and people. She enjoyed spending time with her spoiled “grandchild” Madison, her daughter Paula’s Scottish Terrier! Eleanor was also the grandmother to her daughter Joanne’s cat’s, the late Fiona and Tucker. She got a kick out of all her fur grand children.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 10:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Burial will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Mount Pleasant Chapter 21 Hunters Run North Providence, RI 02904 or to DAV.org.

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Debbie sorafine - 07/18/2018

I am so sorry for the passing of your Mom, for the short time that I had the pleasure of meeting her, she had a wonderful smile, and a spirit to match. My heart goes out to you Paula and your family. God bless

Jewel Woodside - 07/18/2018

I am so sorry for the passing of your sweet Mom. What a hot ticket she was and we had laughs. Although I hadn't seen her in a few years I will cherish those memories. Love Jewels

Christine Maguire - 07/18/2018

Oh how I loved running into your mom in the neighborhood, always up for a chat and a laugh! She surely was a spitfire and will be missed. I was very much looking forward to seeing more of her when we move back to the circle next month. Glad I had a few minutes with her at the grocery store recently. She was very special, and I’m terribly sorry for your loss.

Michael and Bobby - 07/18/2018

Our thoughts and prayers to Eleanor's family. She will truly be missed.

Dinah Villanueva - 07/18/2018

My deepest condolences for the sudden lose of your mom. I am so happy I met her and will always remember her sweet smile.

Rosie Reyes - 07/18/2018

I will always have fond memories of Ms. Ellie. My sincere condolences to Joanne and Paula. She will be missed very much. Sending much love

Emma Sandbach - 07/18/2018

Paula and family my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Marissa (Greco) Morse and Mike Morse - 07/19/2018

I’m so sorry to hear this news. She was always full of life and young at heart and had that beautiful smile! My deepest condolences to the whole family. So very sorry.

Chris and Jo Dunstan - 07/19/2018

We are very saddened to hear of your loss. She is a loss to everyone who ever met her. A true spark that brought smiles to the faces of all she met. Our honey bunny! xxx

Debi & Isabella - 07/20/2018

I really can’t believe we have to say our final goodbye today, we have a great bond that I am sure will transcend beyond our time here. Her energy, laughter and strong opinions is something we all should be so lucky to have. My partner in crime she always defended my side of an argument even if I was wrong. She treated Isabella like she was her granddaughter, always picked her up little gifts, showed up to all her school events, and would babysit on the drop of a dime for me. Hug gram for me tell her I miss her, I can’t wait to see you again, I will have so much to tell you, keep cheering me on.

Nicole Almeida - 07/20/2018

Dear Paula,

I’m sorry I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting your mother. Patricia and Joel have shared many stories of their time with her. From that, I believe her spirit will live on in you, your family, and all of those she blessed with her love, friendship, and quick-wit.

With sincere condolences,
Nicole Almeida

Ron Pagliarini - 07/21/2018

Joanne & Paula
My thoughts and prayers are with you both I have many fond memories of your mom from the "old" neighborhood. She was a gem.

John Hogberg - 07/22/2018

I was saddened to read about Eleanor’s passing. I was her dentist for nearly thirty years. She was a joy and a delite the countless times that she came to the office. Eleanor was one of those special people who always brought with her an infectious smile and laugh that brightened everyone’s day. She will certainly be missed. May God bless and hold you during this difficult time.

Colleen, Nick, Katie & Maddie Campbell - 07/27/2018

We were heartbroken when we heard about Eleanor's passing. We loved her and we loved our Thanksgivings together. We always looked forward to being together on that day and we have so many great memories of her. She was full of life, laughter and love and we will miss her. Paula and Joanne - there are no words. Just know we love you both and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Marie E. Forcino - 08/17/2018

To my wonderful sister Eleanor I love you with all my heart. I was truly blessed to have you as my sister, every one should be so lucky. I love you and will miss you forever. Till we meet again, your loving sister, Marie

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