Eleanor Louise (Mason) De Freze was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Wife and Friend during her incredible 86 years of life. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. She survived by her only child Joe, daughter-in-law Rose; Granddaughters Tianna and Ciara; Great Grandchildren Hasaan, Alyssa, Arianna, Giavonna and Vincenzo and her brother Dick Mason. She had many nieces, nephews and cousins she deeply loved along with many extended family and close friends she loved and cared for very much.
Carolyn E (Post) Mason and Donald Mason welcomed their beautiful baby girl Eleanor into the World in Rush, NY at their home on October 4, 1936. Eleanor had 5 siblings. She was per-deceased by her Grandparents, Father, Mother, husband, brother Donald when he was 12 years old, and her sister Geraldine (Earl) when she was 37 years old along with her sisters who recently passed Joanne (Ronald) and Joyce (Paul). Eleanor was also per-deceased by her loving friend Frankie and best-friend Helmi.
Eleanor attended schools in Scottsville and Rush-Henrietta. She graduated from Roth High school in Rush-Henrietta in 1955. She married Ronald De Freze and had her only child, her pride and joy- her son Joe. She went on to receive a higher education.
Eleanor was an accomplished organist and pianist and taught kids for many years. Eleanor was very athletic. She played many sports in school and throughout her adult life. She was a member of the North Rush church in her younger years and was the youth group director and she sang in the choir. She later enjoyed going to St Mary’s church in Scottsville. She was a girl scout group leader for her Granddaughters. She loved animals and had many including horses. Eleanor loved history and to know the history of her hometown Rush and surrounding towns.
Eleanor was employed for many years at Rochester Telephone company, Champion Products and other advertising jobs. Retiring and ending her career, her last job at ERA First Team where she was happy work with her daughter-in-law and Granddaughter. In later years she enjoy being home, doing her yard work and enjoying family and seeing friends who would always stop in to see her.
We will remember Grandma for her unconditional love and pride for her family, her loving touch, her intelligence, her playfulness and her occasional stubbornness. Her love for keeping up with her gardens and pride in her home including all of her ducks and knickknacks will forever be cherished. She couldn’t resist stopping at a good garage or yard sale! She loved collecting things of all kinds, scrap booking for everyone and everything. She documented a lot of history and events along with individual accomplishments of people, etc. She will always be remembered for doing things to help others and making each and every one feel special.
We would like to welcome you to join her Memorial services at St. Martin De Porres Parish- St Mary of the Assumption at 99 Main Street, Scottsville, NY 14546 on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 10am, followed by a celebration of life. She will laid to rest with her Mother at Maplewood Cemetery in Henrietta, NY at a later date privately with the family.
The family would also like to thank all family and friends for making Eleanor’s life a wonderful one. She loved all her adventures, and cherished memories and relationships with each and every one of you.
Charitable Donations can be made to the American Lung Association in her memory on the website at the link Donate – American Lung Association.
Everyone was so blessed to have such a wonderful caring daughter, sibling, aunt, mom, mother-in-law, grandma, great-grandmother, teacher, friend, & love for animals! You are all in my thoughts & in my prayers❤️
So sorry to hear this. Rest in peace dear Lady; we will NEVER forget you! JD & Rose, you showed her such love, all of your lives. The winds blow thru Rush, guiding her.
Thinking of you.