DeVenny, Eleanor Ruth

Eleanor Ruth (Banyai) DeVenny passed away at home April 6 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born May 1934 in Woodbury New Jersey to Eleanor R. Barnett and Joseph Banyai.

Survived by her daughters and their spouses Deborah/Tony Iacovone, Donna/Marty Altomare, Dallas/Ronnie DeVenny, four grand-daughters Denean/Eric Miller, Jamie Hair, Laura Hair/Brandon Dill and Sydney Altomare, six great grand-children Tucker, Justin, Mikheala, Jamison, Parker and Lia. Also survived by her siblings Barbara Hanni and Ben/Gerry Banyai of New Jersey, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She moved to FL in 1971 from Oaklyn NJ, raised her family and lived here in New Port Richey for 45 years. She retired from Community HCA Hospital as a PBX operator after 20 years of service.
She loved family get-togethers and welcomed all to her home with open arms. An avid garage sale(r) and had a big heart for animals, especially stray cats. She loved playing dominoes with her grand children and great grand-children.  She looked forward to her yearly visits from her sister Barbara and spending time with her friends and neighbors. She will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Visitation will be held on April 12 between 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be at 10 am on April 13. Immediately following the service on April 13, a Celebration of Life will be held at Craft Street restaurant at 3216 Little Rd, Mitchell Ranch Plaza, Trinity, FL.


  1. Gail Sliwinski says

    Dallas, so sorry for your loss! Your Mom was such a big part of you, Ronnie and your sisters’ lives. She loved to be surrounded by her family … she would just beam with joy at the family gatherings. “Mother” as Dallas and Ronnie always referred to her, was so quick to laugh and make others laugh as well … she had a great sense of humor. She would call Ronnie “McGillicutty” which means “silly” as in “Silly McGillicutty”, according to the Urban dictionary it is to reference “someone or something funny or outrageous.” Well, I have to say Mother nailed that one! 🙂 She will be sorely missed not just by her family but by all of the lives she touched! I know she always made me feel welcome and part of the family and I will truly miss her.

  2. Our family is so blessed to have had such a great human being in our lives. God bless.

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