Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Eleanor M. Darby, Angels Camp native

     Eleanor M. Darby passed away peacefully on Sunday November 29, 2020 at English Oaks Convalescent and Rehabitation Hospital in Modesto, in loving care, where she spent the last nine months of her life.

   Eleanor was born January 28, 1937 in Angels Camp to Guisto and Katie Schena. She was the

second of four siblings; Elda (Darby), Cleilia (Petithomme)  and Frank Schena (deceased).

   Eleanor was married to Daniel B. Darby from June 29, 1957 until Dan's passing November 9, 2013.

   She leaves behind her four children; Brian (Jeannae), Denise (Dave) Volpetti, Michael (Linda) and Rob (Veronica), grandchildren Sean Darby (Alexandria), Fawn Willis, Michelle Bergeron, Billy Roraback. Kyle Robinson, Evan Robinson (Tiffany), Andrew Volpetti, Josiah Darby, Joseph Darby, Rasmus Darby and Lucas Darby.  

   She also leaves 17 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-laws Claudia Schena and Kathleen (Darby) Crespi and brother-in-law Bob Petithomme, many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

   Eleanor retired from Caltrans. She was a member of the Model "A" Club, the Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) and the Italian Club of Sonora.

   She loved to play cards/games, traveling, visiting with anyone and always making new friends. 

   Eleanor will be buried next to her husband Dan in the Catholic Cemetery in Angels Camp and the family will be planning a memorial service in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patricks Catholic Church in Angels Camp, St. Judes' Children's Hospital or Hospice. 


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