Eleanor Frazetta, 1935-2009
Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Frazetta, the wife of celebrated artist Frank Frazetta, passed away today after a courageous one-year battle with cancer.
Eleanor Kelly was born in Massachusetts and moved to New York where she married Frank in November, 1956. She acted as his business partner as well as his lifelong companion. Known for her feisty personality as well as her intuitive business acumen, she was instrumental in successfully establishing record prices for Frank’s work throughout her life.
She is survived by her husband Frank, her four children, Frank Jr., Billy, Holly and Heidi, numerous grandchildren, and many friends.
A public memorial is planned and details will be announced shortly. In the meantime, the family requests privacy.
Our condolences go out to the Frazetta family.
UPDATE: We originally listed Mrs. Frazetta’s birth date as 1956. We regret the error.