Eleanor Welch Sena (age 92) passed away
peacefully Thursday evening June 9th at 6:45 pm. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio
on Dec. 15, 1923. She attended Ursuline
Academy and Notre Dame Women�s college
After losing both parents at a young age, Mrs. Sena and her sister, Mary Eileen
Welch, became Foreign Service officers in 1948 and began a career serving in
numerous posts overseas. Eleanor married Ray Sena, Jr. on Oct. 17, 1959
in Beirut, Lebanon. They served in
numerous overseas posts before returning to Washington, DC
in 1974. She was a member of St. Ann�s Catholic
Church in Washington.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, her sister and
her husband and one grandchild. Her family includes two cousins, Betsy
Welch of Boston, MA and Mary (James)
Stiles of California and four children: Barbara Sena Hosenfeld and
husband Leo of Albuquerque, NM; Michael G. Sena and wife, Patricia of
Jacksonville, FL; Stephen D. Sena and wife Janet, Springfield, VA and Patrick
R. Sena of Santa Clara, CA; seven grandchildren and 10
There will be a 30 minute viewing prior to the
start of Mass. A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Ann�s Church Wisconsin Ave.
at Yuma St. , N.W.
on Friday, June 17th at 12 Noon. There will be an additional Mass
at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Thursday June 23 at 11am in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Internment will follow at
Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, June
23 at 12:45 P.M. Memorials to be sent to Little Sisters of the Poor 4200
Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, DC 20017.