Sept. 1, 1921 – Nov. 29, 2017
Eleanor Muyo, native and long-time Oakland resident, passed from this life to Heaven on November 29. Her strong sense of family and her generosity of time, spirit, and treasure were an example for all who knew her. She was 96.“Ellie,” as she was known to family and loved ones, attended McClymonds High School and later worked in the Del Monte cannery before marrying the late Nicholas G. Muyo, also of Oakland, in 1950.Following the sudden death of her beloved husband in 1967, Ellie was forever thankful to the sisters at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Oakland and the Christian Brothers at St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, who both gave the family generous tuition discounts, allowing her two sons to finish their Catholic elementary and high school educations.When it came to parties, there was no one who could surpass Ellie, whether that meant serving as hostess, cooking for others, or welcoming strangers. She had a passion for making everyone feel welcome. This trait continued even into her 90s as she took it upon herself to welcome new residents of The Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, where she resided since in 2013. Cruises, trips to Reno, A’s baseball games, and Friday night bingo were also staples that filled her busy calendar.Ellie is survived by her son, Nick Muyo of San Jose, his wife Leslie, and granddaughters Lindsay Muyo and Jessica Muyo; and her son, Jim Muyo of Martinez, his wife Mary Jo, and grandsons Jim Muyo and Christopher Muyo. She is also survived by three generations of nieces and nephews.
May she rest in God’s eternal peace
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, Dec. 4th from 3~8PM with prayer of the liturgy at 7:30PM all at Connolly & Taylor. Committal service to follow on Tuesday, Dec. 5th at 10AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in San Pablo.
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