Eleanor Violet Desso, 83, of Somers, beloved wife of Rufus D. Desso, Jr. for 63 years, entered into eternal rest, Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Evergreen Healthcare. Born in Haverhill, MA, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Madeline (Merrill) Palmer. Eleanor was a graduate of the High School of Commerce in Springfield, MA, class of '53. Formerly of Melbourne, FL and Stafford Springs, she resided in Somers for over 30 years. She co-owned and operated the Ice Cream Depot with her husband for 8 years in Stafford Springs out of the old train station.
Besides her husband, Eleanor is survived by a brother, Donald Palmer Jr. and his wife Pat of Plymouth, NH, a sister, Joan Stowe and her husband Paul of Dover, NH, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Richard and Scot Desso. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main St. Somers. Committal will be private. Donations in Eleanor's memory may be made to the Alzheimers Assn.,200 Executive Blvd., Suite #4B, Southington, CT 06489. To leave online condolences, please visit www.Somersfuneralhome.com