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Celebrating the life of

Eleanor Cerbone

December 20, 1925 - May 14, 2024

Eleanor Cerbone

Eleanor Cerbone, 98, of Savannah, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024. She was born December 20, 1925, in Bayonne, New Jersey, daughter of the late John Cherchio and Manuella Militelo Cherchio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip A. Cerbone, and son-in-law, Eddie Ruchalski.

She is survived by her children; Judi Ruchalski, Adam Philip Cerbone (Kristin), Tom Cerbone (Terri); grandchildren, Karen Ruchalski Mahoney (Tim), Christopher Ruchalski (Erin), Jason Cerbone, Kristin Cerbone Peters (Christopher), Celia Cerbone, Alex Cerbone (Elizabeth), and Jennifer Cerbone Lanigan (Stephen); great-grandchildren, Clayton Ruchalski, Molly Ruchalski, Cooper Mahoney, Patrick Mahoney, Walker Peters, Kate Peters, Lucy Cerbone, Callie Lanigan, Peyton Lanigan, and Lily Lanigan.

Eleanor Cerbone will be remembered for her devotion to family, always opening her home to family and friends, and cooking wonderful Italian dinners. Eleanor passed her cooking talents to her children for future generations.

The celebration of life for Eleanor Cerbone will be private.



So sorry for your loss Judi. I'm sure it was a blessing to have her with you for so long. Prayers.

- Ron Fargason, Savannah, GA

Our sincerest sympathies to the entire family.


Great woman and a fine family. I’m glad I knew her and Mr. Cerbone. Truly the Greatest Generation.

- Greg Sapp, Savannah , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel