Eleonora Cretu, age 87 of Surprise, Arizona formerly of Norridge, Illinois went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her home following a long illness. She was born March 23, 1930 in Tintari, Brasov, Romania to the union of Ioan Modorcea and Ana Gramada. On May 20, 1956 at the Biserica Crestina Dupa Evanghelie in Dumbravita, Birsei, Romania she married Neculai Cretu. She immigrated to the United States with her family on October 20, 1982 and was proud to be a U.S. citizen. Eleonora was a woman of strong faith, she loved the Lord with all her heart, soul and strength and cherished her family as one of the greatest gifts given to her by her Lord.
Beloved wife of Neculai Cretu, Loving mother of Daniela (Gelu) Dubei of Surprise, AZ, Stefan (Sharon) Cretu of Sun City, AZ, Magdalena “Coca” (Irving R. III) Symonds of Lake Forest, IL, Eleonora (Sorin) Teodor of Surprise, AZ and Emanuel (Nicoletta) Cretu, of Brasov, Romania. Fond grandmother of Claudia (Catalin “Victor”) Popa of Bellevue, WA, Daniel (Kendra) Dubei of Queen Creek, AZ, Simona Dubei of Bellevue, WA, Ligia (Chris) Atudoroae of Glendale, AZ, Benone Dubei of Scottsdale, AZ, Magdalena (fiancé John Burgess) Symonds of Lake Forest, IL. Erika Eleonora Symonds of Lake Forest, IL, Alice Teodor of Surprise, AZ, Sorina Teodor of Las Vegas, NV, Nicole Cretu of Brasov, Romania and Monica Cretu of Brasov, Romania. Great grandmother of David, Corina and Bianca Popa, Lukas, Wyatt, Carter and Greyson Dubei, Gabriel and Julian Ilciuc. Dear sister of the late Ioan (Cornelia) Modorcea of Dumbravita Birsei, Romania, late Magdalena (late Aurel) Murg of Brasov, Romania, late Traian (Ana) Modorcea of Dumbravita, Birsei, Romania, Ana (Vita) Steblea of Vladeni, Brasov, Romania, Elena Modorcea of Brasov, Romania. the late Mircea Modorcea of Brasov, Romania. Brother-in-law the late Ioan (late Marioara) Cretu of Brasov, Romania and the late Dumitru (Rodica) Cretu of London, Canada. Fond aunt of Ioan “Nelu” Modorcea of Brasov, Romania (Ex-wife Corina Dascalu of Germany), Doru (Elena) Modorcea of Italy, Cornelia (Gheorghe “Gigi”) Comanelea of Italy, Rodica (Gigi) Mohan of Brasov, Romania, Violeta (Francesco) Elcamo of Germany, Trian, Jr. (Adriana) Modorcea of Germany, the late Bebe (Marilena) Stable of Brasov, Romania, the late Michael (Isabel) Ligner of London, Canada, Dumitru “Titi” (Luminita) Cretu of London, Canada, Mihai (Lavinia) Cretu of Brasov, Romania and Ionel Cretu of Brasov, Romania. Great aunt of Alessandra (Bogdan) Comanelea of Dumbravita, Birsei, Roamnia, Laurentiu Modorcea of Dumbravita, Birsei, Romania, David Modorcea of Germany, Dr. Alina, DDS (Marius) Dreptu of Sibiu, Romania, Bianca Comanelea of Italy, Aurel Elcamo of Germany, Bianca Modorcea of Germany, Raluca Modorcea of Germany, Michael Van Ligner of London, Canada, Sara Ligner of London, Canada, Ramona Cretu of London, Canada and Andrea Cretu of London, Canada. Great Great Aunt of Maya and Natalia Comanelea of Dumbravita, Birsei, Romania and Zian-David Modorcea of Sibiu, Romania.
Visitation with an evening service will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 3:00 P.M. with a service at 7:00 P.M. at the New Life Romania Church, 4902 West Tierra Buena Lane, Glendale, AZ. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 A.M. at the church. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 West Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ
New King James Version (NKJV)
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.