Oct. 3, 1928 — July 19, 2017
Eleonore Maria Moroder von Massenhausen, age 88, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family in Newport Beach on July 19.
Eleonore was born in Bolzano, Italy, on Oct. 3, 1928. She met her future husband, Arnold, at a ski lodge in Austria. Following their marriage in June, 1956, Eleonore joined Arnold in the United States to pursue the American dream together and build a better life for themselves and their future family.
Eleonore was known by many names in her life (Eleonore, Nora, Mom, Oma). One constant was the love she had for all, and Oma (as she was called by everyone once she became a grandmother) was fiercely driven to unite her entire family. Whether it was holidays at her house, family dinners, annual vacations or travel to spend time with out-of-town children and grandchildren, family time was always a priority.
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