A lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on Sunday, May 28th. Eleanor was born in Malden in 1942, the daughter of William and Olive Johnson Belliveau. She was raised and educated in Malden, graduating from Malden High School with the Class of 1960. In 1963, Eleanor married her sweetheart, Joseph F. Mirley, and the two settled down together in Malden to raise their family. They shared 56 years of marriage together until Joe’s passing in 2019.
In addition to working part time as a waitress, Eleanor had worked for the American Cancer Society for many years as a receptionist and helped in fundraising. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren. From her early years taking Choral Arts in High School, Eleanor had a great love of singing, and sang in the Choir at the Swedish Methodist Church in Malden, and at the Maplewood Baptist Church. She also enjoyed going to Foxwoods to play the slot machines.
She is survived by her son Donald J. Mirley of Everett, her daughter Kristin Jones and husband Daniel of Reading, and her grandsons Michael and Steven. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph, and her sister Beverly Mairo.
Funeral Services will be held graveside at Forest Dale Cemetery, 150 Forest St, Malden, on Thursday, June 1st, at 1 PM.