Mrs. Eleanor (Pardo) (Piecewicz) Smith

  • Died: June 29, 2017
  • Location: Salem, Massachusetts

The O'Donnell Funeral Home

O'Donnell Funeral Home
46 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
Tel. (978) 744-2350

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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SALEM - Mrs. Eleanor M. (Pardo) (Piecewicz) Smith, 80, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Balford S. Smith, died Thursday evening, June 29th, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by her family.

Born in Beverly she was the daughter of the late Patrick F. and Evelyn G. (Scollin) Pardo. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of the former St. James Girls School in Salem. She continued her education at Essex Agricultural School where she earned her degree in nursing.

Eleanor had been employed for many years as a Licensed Practical nurse. She was associated with the former Lynn Hospital, Shaughnessy-Kaplan rehabilitation hospital in Salem, the visiting Nurses Association and most recently had been employed with the former Woodbridge Assisted Living in Peabody until the time of her retirement in the year 2000.

A devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and great aunt, family was at the center of Eleanor's life. She loved to spend time with her son and family. She was an avid traveler to the casinos and to Montreal and had a passion for James Taylor music but above all else family was paramount in her life. She will be deeply missed.

Eleanor is survived by her son Edward Piecewicz of Salem, her sisters, Carolyn Torigian of Salem and Mary Perrone and her husband Leo of Salem, her nieces, Mary Gigliello and her husband John of Peabody, Lisa Vare and her husband Nicholas of Kensington, N.H., Jennifer Perrone-Wessell and her husband Kevin of Salem and Maria Torigian of Salem, four grandnieces and one grandnephew. She was also pre-deceased by her first husband Edward M. Piecewicz.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral services were privately held. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Eleanor's memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

"Wa Nore" was very dear to me and my family. She was a very special lady, nurse, friend and power of example who will be forever missed, loved and remembered. Edward, I wish you good health and happiness. Iam so grateful to have heard of her passing from you. I am here if you need anything.

Posted by Robin Vita - Salem, MA - Friend   July 20, 2017

Ed, I lost my mother in 2014 and know all too well the pain you're feeling right now. Hard to believe, but the pain does pass. The memories are what endures. Hang in there! You will get through this - just like I did!

Posted by Greg McClellan - Beverly, MA - Coworker   July 10, 2017

I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by Andrea Carifio - Haverhill, MA - Coworker   July 10, 2017

Ed, so sorry for your loss. Hope that the memories you have will sustain you. My deepest sympathies. Cathi

Posted by Cathi Boyce - Haverhill, MA - Friend   July 05, 2017

So sorry for your loss of your mother, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Posted by Nancy Apkarian - Methuen, MA - Coworker   July 05, 2017

May your beautiful spirit rest in best in heaven....

Posted by Duck & Jane PIECEWICZ - N.easton, MA - Family   July 04, 2017

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