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The Telegram
  • Eleanor “Ella” Rousseau

  • Eleanor “Ella” M. Rousseau, age 91, formerly of 106 Morgan St., Ilion, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Sitrin Health Care Center, New Hartford.

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  • Eleanor “Ella” M. Rousseau, age 91, formerly of 106 Morgan St., Ilion, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Sitrin Health Care Center, New Hartford.
    She was born on Aug. 12, 1921, in Rochester, the daughter of Marshall and Jenny (Upthegrove) LaPoint. On Aug. 12, 1944, she was married to Verden “Rusty” Rousseau in Ilion. He died on Jan. 8, 2005. Eleanor was employed as a domestic worker at the Ilion Elks Lodge, Ilion Knights of Columbus and Ilion Moose Lodge for over eighteen years. She attended the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion. Eleanor was affectionately called “the Candy Lady” at Turning Stone Casino. Also, children always called her “Maimai.”
    Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Frank Manno, Sr., of Ilion; her grandchildren, Frank Manno and his wife, Barbara (McNamara) Manno, and Shawna (Manno) Feenin and her husband, James, all of Ilion; her great-grandchildren, Scott Bicknell, Brandon Wells and Eric Wells; and several nieces and nephews, including Margaret “Peggy” Leonis and her husband, Ron, Karl LaMondie, and Richard LaPoint and his wife, Mary. She was predeceased by her husband in 2005; her son, Richard, in 1945; and several sisters and brothers.
    Funeral services will be held 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan, 27, 2013, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Deacon Peter Manno officiating. Spring interment will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion.
    Calling hours are Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the funeral home service.
    The family wishes to thank the staff at the Sitrin Health Care Center for their excellent care and compassion.
    Anyone wishing to share a memory of Eleanor, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet.
    All funeral and burial services were prearranged and entrusted to their family funeral director, Don Applegate.

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