Jan. 7, 1922 – Dec. 18, 2013

R. Eleanor Uli, the former secretary at the St. Joseph Catholic Church rectory in Niagara Falls, died Dec. 18 at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 91.

Ms. Uli was born in Niagara Falls. She attended local schools, graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1939 and went on to receive a secretarial degree from Kelley Business Institute.

Upon graduation, she worked for local businesses, Sears, and Stauffer Chemical Co., before becoming the secretary at St. Joseph, a position she held for 48 years until her retirement in the 1990s for health reasons.

Ms. Uli was a member of the Children of Mary Sodality and the Ladies of Charity at St. Joseph until the organizations dissolved.

She is survived by a sister, Pauline A.

A memorial Mass will be offered at noon Jan. 13 in Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.