Eleanora Mattingly, SCN

Posted by Spalding Hurst

August 26, 2015


Eleanora Mattingly, SCN, 94, a native of Satterly, Maryland, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday, August 23, 2015. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 78 years.

Sister Eleanora served in elementary education as a teacher in Kentucky, Ohio, Massachusetts and Mississippi for 30 years. Sister served in social service in Nashville, Tennessee for two years. In Louisville, Sister Eleanora taught at St. Cecilia School from 1938–40; was involved in health ministry at Our Lady of Peace Hospital from 1972–94 and at Caritas Peace Center from 1994-96. From 1996–97 Sister served in community service at Nazareth Home. In retirement, Sister served in the Apostolate of Prayer.

Survivors include one sister, Bessie Hill of Lexington Park, Maryland, nieces, nephews, and her religious Community.


  1. Richard Fenwick

    My family knew her as “Aunt Sister”. Growing up she was an inspiration and a guiding light to all she had contact with. We find comfort knowing she is in Gods hands, at His side. We would like to thank the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for taking such wonderful care of her and assisting her in her journey.

  2. Betty Blandford scn

    My greatest memories of her putting a $5 bill in my pocket to help me with the very poor I worked with at St. John Vianney and St. Jerome in Fairdale. She loved the poor and though she couldn’t work with them at that time she made sure she could work with me, I admired her very much!

  3. Rose Eleanor Perry, scn

    Sister Eleanora was a very talented lady. Though Sister often seemed quite reserved and business-like, she could bow and bend with the best! Just a couple of examples from our missions together: an excellent teacher who commanded great respect, S. Eleanora knew how to produce fine results from her junior-high students in Mississippi. In hospital ministry at Our Lady of Peace, Louisville, she enabled the patients who came to her candle-making shop to create beautiful pieces of art in which they took great pride. S. Eleanora was a faithful, dedicated Sister of Charity. Eternal happiness to her! R I P


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