June Elkins

April 12, 1961March 5, 2019

June Elkins of Newton, MA entered into rest on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the age of 57. Dear daughter of Myrna (Thurman) Elkins and the late Kenneth G. Elkins. Devoted mother of Erica Braconi and her husband TJ, Sam Shiff, and Matthew Shiff. Cherished grandmother of Jack, Leo and Dustin Braconi. Loving sister of Edward Elkins and his wife Nancy Lyga, and Nancy Elkins Glass and her husband Fred. Adored aunt of Lisa Hogan and David Glass.

Funeral services will be held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington Street, Canton, MA on Thursday, March 7th at 12 Noon, followed by burial in Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, MA.

Memorial observance will be held at the home of Matthew Shiff following burial and will continue on Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

The Pan-Mass Challenge is a one or two day 90 or 190 mile bike ride across Massachusetts. June’s sons, Sam and Matthew, are participating in her honor. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations in her memory be made to at The donations from this account will then be split in half and transferred to each of her sons PMC accounts. The donations raised for the PMC benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. June received incredible care throughout the 8 years she was a patient of Dana Farber and we thank them.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, March 7, 2019

June Elkins

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Shari Alter

March 7, 2019

My beautiful friend... we laughed and cried and swam and sunbathed at OUR beach.., so many wonderful memories.., we kissed boys and danced to Carole king tapestry... we went to
Paragon park had FUN and got into trouble... you were my life long friend and I love you... and you've left behind 3 beautiful kind loving children.,, that are ALL YOU..., Rest In Peace my june bug.., you did great❤️

Heidi Schlossberg

March 7, 2019

I remember June when I was growing up and she and Shari and the older gang hung out on C street during the summer. Later I fondly think back on her young children playing alongside mine ( Brandon, Rebecca, and Josh) down at the beach. I recall her trying to get her sons to eat the tunafish sandwiches on the beach as we all sat together and they would only take ONE bite! June was known as the prettiest woman in our group and was extremely vivacious and funny. Im so sorry to hear about her passing so young.

My sincerest condolences to her children Erica Sam and Mathew.

Abby Sullivan

March 7, 2019

June and I met at JCC where my son, Dan and her son, Sam were attending preschool. I was carrying my baby, Matt and she was carrying her baby, Matt. She joked that he was half her size and he was! She had a great sense of humor and I always enjoyed chatting and laughing with her.

So sorry for your loss.

To the Schiff family, we hope all your wonderful memories help you get through this difficult time.

Abby and Gary Sullivan

Margie Shone simmons

March 6, 2019

To the Elkins family the shone family send their thoughts and prayers to you all . We go back to the newton and nantasket days Rest In Peace

The shones

Andrea Zona

March 6, 2019

Dear family
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have many awesome fun memories of June throughout the many years at Nantasket Beach. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. She is now a beautiful angel who will be watching over all her loved ones. May your happy memories of her help you through this sad time....sending love,prayers and thoughts to you...

Nadine Greenberg

March 6, 2019

A long time beautiful friend , neighbor a good soul but more a real deal girl with a contagious laugh and sincere.You will be missed June I hold fond memories thru the years We shared laughter stories And I hold a special spot in my heart for you .To the family love and deepest love and sadness .But she was a celebrator so she will live in your souls forever .Love Na