Elaine T. CelelliSeptember 07,2013
Elaine T. Celelli
NORTHFIELD — Elaine T. Celelli, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.
She was born in New York City on Jan. 23, 1924, the daughter of Michael and Antoinette (Spinelli) Fornara.
She is a graduate of Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., class of 1942.
She married John Sollano in New York City in 1948. He predeceased her in 1982. She married Eugene Celelli in Rhinebeck, N.Y., in 1990. He died Sept. 3, 2008.
She was a member of St. John The Evangelist in Northfield and St. Thomas The Apostle in New York.
Elaine had worked a few positions in New York City, but dedicated her time as a wife and mother.
She enjoyed knitting, reading, playing piano and spending time with her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Marguerite Moore of Northfield; two grandchildren, Krista Moore and Haylee Moore; three great-grandchildren, Fern Moore, Ivy Magish, and Ophelia Stone; one great-great-grandson, Landon Alger; many nieces and nephews.
In keeping with her wishes, there are no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. John The Evangelist on Vine Street in Northfield on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. A memorial Mass for friends and family in New York will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. John The Evangelist Church, 206 Vine St., Northfield, VT 05663; or Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, 174 River St., Montpelier, VT 05602.
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