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Eleanor Sadlo

Eleanor (Piazza) Sadlo, age 100, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, in her home on Lake Sherwood, Missouri, surrounded by family.

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Eleanor was born in Cuba, Missouri on February 21, 1924, and was loving, kind, selfless, intelligent, well-informed, beautiful and thoughtful for all of her glorious 100 years.

Her parents were Antonio L. Piazza (a US Army WWI veteran) and Mary A. DeLuca, both Italian immigrants. Eleanor married Edward Gilbert Sadlo Jr (who piloted Navy seaplanes in WWII) and they raised eight children, Barbara, Eddie, Peggy, Greg, Todd, Brian, Joan, and Mary Beth. Those of us who remain, deeply feel her absence and will miss her warmth and support.

She was always there for all of us. It was her love for us and of life that sustained her and carried her through a century of time, living independently and with grace. Eleanor is survived by six of her children, ten grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. She will be missed.

Services: Visitation, Friday, June 14, 2024, at 10 a.m. in Weber Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in New Melle, 8 W Hwy D, New Melle, Missouri, followed by an 11 a.m. mass, urn internment and lunch.

In lieu of flowers, please give generously to your favorite charity with Eleanor in mind.