Eleanor Cordes

Born: Sun., Mar. 1, 1959
Died: Sun., Mar. 22, 2020


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Eleanor Cordes, 61, of Phillipsburg, NJ, known by many as Ellie and Nanny, passed away March 22, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.
 
Born March 1, 1959 in Jersey City, NJ, Ellie was a daughter of the late Henry and Gladys (Doseff) Cordes.
 
In her teen years, Ellie moved to Great Meadows, N.J. where her foster mother, Margaret Smith continued to raise her.
 
After Ellie brought her daughter Vanessa Cordes into the world, she moved to Miami, Florida where she spent her days working as a receptionist and her nights salsa dancing with her long time friends, Nancy and Vida. She also loved spending her days off with Vanessa at the beach.
 
When she moved to Phillipsburg, N.J. she spent most of her time caring for her grandchildren, Lesete Riker and Shawn Bochini. Ellie also enjoyed sipping coffee from her front porch, cooking, reading, crocheting, and nights out at the casino in her down time. She was admired for her strong personality and resilience. Her warm heart and loyalty to her family defined her. Ellie will be missed by many.
 
Ellie is survived by, her daughter Vanessa Cordes and her finance Curt Shereshevsky; two grandchildren Lesete Riker Shawn Bochini; and close friend, Doris Stinson, Tommy Henderson, and Larry Reed. A brother Henry died earlier.
 
We take comfort in knowing that Ellie has found her way home.
 
A celebration of Ellie's life will be held at a later date.
 
Arrangements: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, Phillipsburg, NJ. www.noto-wynkoop.com.

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