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Eleanor "Ella" "La" Ventrello

Visitation Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Visitation Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Salerno's Rosedale
Funeral Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2024
Funeral Time: 11:00 am
Place of Funeral: Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Interment: St. Joseph Cemetery

Eleanor “Ella” “La” C. Ventrello, a cherished pillar of the Bartlett and former Chicago community, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2024, at the age of 91. Born on December 16, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Mary and Michael Ventrello, Eleanor was a beacon of joy and generosity throughout her life.

Known affectionately as “La” to her friends and family, Eleanor’s vibrant spirit and infectious laughter left a lasting impression on all who knew her. Her sense of humor was unparalleled, often lighting up a room and bringing smiles to the faces of those around her. Eleanor’s loving nature extended beyond her family to the countless friends and acquaintances she made over the years.

Eleanor’s entrepreneurial spirit shone brightly as the former owner of Ella’s Beef Hut in Chicago, where she served not only delectable meals but also warmth and camaraderie. Her dedication to her work and her employees was evident in every aspect of her business. Following her successful venture, Eleanor continued to touch lives as a devoted employee at Jewel Foods, where she retired after 24 years of dedicated service. Her work ethic and commitment to excellence were admired by colleagues and patrons alike.

As the beloved daughter of her late parents, Eleanor carried on the legacy of kindness and strength they instilled in her. She was a dear sister and aunt, treasured for her generous spirit and the unconditional love she offered. Her relationships were built on a foundation of mutual respect and affection, and the bonds she formed were unbreakable.

Eleanor’s life was a testament to the power of laughter and love. Her generosity knew no bounds, and she often went out of her way to support and uplift others. She will be fondly remembered as a woman who lived her life with an open heart, always ready to give of herself.

The void left by Eleanor’s passing will be deeply felt by the many lives she touched. Her memory will be carried on in the stories shared by friends and the laughter that echoes in the hearts of her loved ones. Eleanor “La” Ventrello was more than just a name; she was a source of joy and a true example of a life well-lived.

Family and friends are invited to gather to honor and celebrate Eleanor’s life. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21st, starting at 9 AM, followed by a chapel service at 11 AM at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, located at 450 W. Lake St., Roselle, Illinois 60172. It is with heavy hearts but cherished memories that we bid farewell to Eleanor, a remarkable woman whose legacy will continue to inspire and influence for generations to come.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake St. Roselle Illinois, 60172
Service Date: March 21st 2024
Funeral Time: 11:00 am

Interment Details

St. Joseph Cemetery

Address: 3100 Thatcher Ave River Grove Illinois, 60171


Posted by:
Tina Reyes

Posted on:
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Ella, you are someone who can't be easily forgotten. I will miss your singing and smart comments during our activities. I am grateful that I was able to say 'bye' to you last Sunday before I left for work. Rest in peace my dear Ella!

Posted by:
Charles Casalino

Posted on:
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Aunt Ella (La), she was a lot like grandma, whenever she saw one of her nieces or nephews her eyes lit up. Always funny, always fun to be around. I always had a special place in my heart for her. 91yrs. is a pretty good ride. Now she will meet up with her brothers and sisters and rekindle their family once again. I cherished the moments when I would come and check up on you and Lucelle and after Lu, passed on to see if you were doing good. The door was always open for family. Rest in peace La! Will never forget our dirty dancing for her and my mother's surprise birthday party for my mom's 65th and La's 60th, I can't stop smiling as I write this, after we moved, I enjoyed talking with her on the phone. I love her with all my heart and will miss her deeply.