Eleanor Grace Ludwig

Eleanor Grace Ludwig (nee Devine) of Norwood, NJ passed away peacefully in her home on February 24, 2021. She was born in Niagara Falls, New York. Beloved wife of the late (2009) Henry F. Ludwig for 61 years. Devoted mother of Edward Ludwig and wife Kathleen of Naples, FL, Ann Marie Ludwig of Norwood, NJ, James Ludwig and wife Jean of Milton, DE, Joseph Ludwig and wife Christine of Oak Hill, FL, Daniel Ludwig and  wife Cindy of Norwood, NJ. Loving grandmother of Michael Ludwig and wife Julia, Kevin Ludwig and wife Kerry, Joseph and Danielle Ludwig and Kaitlin Clark. Loving great-grand mother of Poppy, Dylan, and Skylar Ludwig.

She is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and  Ella (Porter) Devine and brothers, Edward and Joseph Devine.

Eleanor grew up in the Bronx, NY. After graduating high school, she went to business school and worked for Mutual Life Insurance. In 1953, she and her husband Henry built a home in the “country” and resided in  Norwood, NJ, ever since.  She was a faithful friend and neighbor.

She worked as a Norwood school crossing guard for over 32 years; a job she took great pleasure in, having many treasured conversations while watching the families grow during her tenure. She also worked for many years as a member of the PTA, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Norwood Fire department and a parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church.

She cherished spending quality family time at the beach, as well as in her backyard swimming pool.

Eleanor was an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing meals with her family and friends.

She was devoted to her family and supported each of her children as they matured and they were blessed with her love. She and Henry loved to dance and attend special gatherings and celebrations.

Eleanor was always there for family and friends with her beautiful smile and kind way. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is at peace with her Lord.

The family plans to hold a service to celebrate Eleanor’s life on a future date.                                                    

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norwood Food Pantry located at the Church of the Holy Communion, Norwood NJ. www.thechurchoftheholycommunion.com


  1. Janice Pellitteri

    Aunt Eleanor always held a special place in my heart.
    She always treated me with kindness and love. I loved when we were together we would have our little talks about life. Aunt Eleanor always made me feel so special and at home when I was with her.
    As long as I have memories of Aunt Eleanor as I do,
    she will live on in my heart. Love Janice Rest In Peace❤️

  2. And Jeanne Franz

  3. Jeanne and Frank

    One of Aunt Eleanor talents was helping you with a problem. You’d should sit at the kitchen table and she would listen, really listen, to your concerns. She would ask questions along the way. Then, with a second cup of coffee and a piece of crumb cake, an answer would reveal itself. Thanks for all the laughs and parties!
    Love, Jeanne and Frank

  4. My deepest condolences to the entire Ludwig Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Since a young boy I have always revered the Ludwig Family with the highest regard and admiration. You should all remain proud of the Legacy your Family created within our Community. God Bless you one and all, and may Peace and Love shine upon you, today and always.

    • Thank you for your kind and sincere comments! Mom was a Great Mother and friend to all! She also loved your family one and all! God Bless and Thanks for sharing!

  5. Deborah Murray (Scaglione)

    Eleanor I will never forget our talks when I was younger we would talk for long times around your kitchen table and of course I was always hungry and you would always make me feel better eating crumb cake-the one you use to make. Also the parties you had with family and friends we had great times especially New Years Eve they were great and then your birthday came. It was always fun being around you and you always made me feel part of the family. Love you Rest In Peace Debbie

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