Eleanor M. Brett
November 29, 1919 – January 15, 2017
Eleanor M. Brett, age 97, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Forked River, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15, 2017.
Eleanor was born in Jersey City, NJ on November 29, 1919, and was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Hannan) Moersdorf . She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family.
A devout Catholic, Eleanor was a past parishioner of St. Pius X Church in Forked River, NJ where she served as a member of the Rosary Altar Society and was a current parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle. She volunteered her time as the head promoter at the former Dominican Retreat House in Elkins Park, PA. In her leisure time, Eleanor enjoyed travelling and spending time with her loved ones. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend and will be truly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Martin J. Brett, Sr.; sons, Thomas and Kevin Brett; and brother, Matthew Moersdorf. She is survived by her children, Martin J. Brett, Jr. (Adele) of Middletown and Annemarie B. Higgins of Newark; brother, Francis Moersdorf of Elon, NC; brother-in-law, Michael Brett of Jersey City, NJ; grandchildren, Christopher (Pamela), Sean (Shannon), Martin III (Christine), Andrew (Amy) and John; 6 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cherished friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am on Thursday morning, January 19, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church at the address listed above or to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803.