Eleanor, one of nine children of Clarence and Anna (Johnson) Olson, was born Nov. 7, 1928 and grew up in Worcester. In 1954, she married Robert A. Morello. They settled in Shrewsbury in 1970, where they remained together until June 22 of last year when Bob passed away.
She is survived by her three devoted daughters, Robin Born and her husband Joseph of Indianapolis, Ind., Ann Morello of Harwich, and Tina Crawford and her husband Brian of Nashua. N.H.; two brothers, Russell Olson and his wife Eleanor and Richard Olson; two grandsons she cherished, Daniel and Christopher Crawford; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Six siblings, Albert Anderson, Donald Olson, Helen Johnson, Gladys McAtee, Evelyn Wooldridge, and Shirley Krososczka, all predeceased her.
Eleanor was a member of St. Mary's Church and the SAC Women's Auxiliary, and a former member of the Beato Angelo Society in Worcester. While she enjoyed dancing, family vacations, and traveling with Bob, nothing made her happier than being Nana to Danny and Christopher.
Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Tuesday, March 18, from 4 – 7 p.m., in the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Her funeral will be celebrated Wednesday, March 19 from the funeral home with a procession to St Mary's Church, 640 Main St, Shrewsbury, where her Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial next to her husband will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence, care of the VNA Care Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608.