DUDLEY – Eleanor (Brezniak) Neiduski, 92, formerly of Dudley, died peacefully Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Worcester after a long battle with dementia. Her husband of 58 years, Bernard F. “Bernie” Neiduski died in 2010.
She leaves her beloved daughter, Sue Neiduski of Fort Lauderdale, FL; sister-in-law, Evelyn (wife of Ray), many special nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brothers Louis J. "Lou" Brezniak, Jr., Theodore “Teddy” Brezniak and Raymond H. “Ray” Brezniak.
She was born on September 11, 1930 in Webster, the first child of Louis J. Brezniak, Sr. and his wife Caroline A. (Paholski) Brezniak and graduated from Bartlett High School in 1948. She was raised in Webster and lived in Dudley most of her life before moving to Tatnuck Park Assisted Living in Worcester.
Eleanor was ahead of her time as the head teller at a local bank for several years before becoming a homemaker to raise her daughter.
She was a long-time member of Saint Andrew Bobola Church, a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was a founding member of the Shepherd Hill Regional High School Booster Club and often had a houseful or car full of her daughter's friends and classmates around, helping with a project or school event, or going to a football, basketball or baseball game.
Eleanor was a life-long Red Sox fan, as well as a Patriots and NASCAR fan. She especially enjoyed her trips to Fenway during baseball season and Florida in the winter where she could head to spring training and meet and visit some of her favorite players including Johnny Pesky, a real treat for her.
Eleanor had a kind, generous and gentle heart and her infectious smile was always there to welcome you with a sweet hellooo. Mommy could often be found in her kitchen cooking, baking and looking out her window to watch and feed the birds she loved....."chick a dee dee dee". She was always on the hunt for a good bargain and loved going antiquing with her daughter. She collected and was very proud of her beautiful Santa collection, in which every face, beard and coloring had to be just right. Crossword puzzles (which she solved in record time each morning), chocolates and music made her happy. She was often heard singing, humming or tapping her foot along with a song.
Mostly, Eleanor loved spending time with her family, whether it be for a big cookout at the pond or gathered in her living room for the holidays. We love you, Mom and Auntie Eleanor and we will miss you terribly. xo
Private family services will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski, Malboeuf & Hickey Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster.