Elvira I. Del Vicario

October 1, 1925July 20, 2018

Elvira “Nonna” I. (Rainone) Del Vicario, 92, of East Hartford, loving wife of 53 years of the late Michele Del Vicario, peacefully entered into eternal life on Friday, July 20, 2018 surrounded by her caring family at her home. Born in Panni, province of Foggia, Italy on October 1, 1925, a daughter of the late Amedeo and Esther (Cappielo) Rainone, she had been a resident of East Hartford for the past 55 years. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a Seamstress for 34 years by G. Fox & Company and Filene’s in Hartford. She was a long-time communicant of St. Rose Church, East Hartford. Nonna enjoyed knitting, sewing, and crocheting clothes for family and friends. She also loved solving “word searches”, watching Wheel of Fortune, and gardening. Most of all, Nonna cherished her best moments cooking family dinners and spending time with her family. Elvira is survived by her daughter, Anna D. Tammaro of East Hartford; a granddaughter, Maria Tammaro and her significant other, Jason Wassell, of East Harford; a grandson, Michael Tammaro of Windsor; one adored great-grandson, Enzo Tammaro of Windsor; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, Aldo P. Tammaro of East Hartford; a son, Donato Del Vicario of East Harford; and a sister, Maria Vanda Vox of Italy. Funeral service will be Saturday (July 28th) at 9 am from the D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at St. Rose Church, 33 Church Street, East Harford. Burial will follow at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, (Section W), Bloomfield. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Elvira’s name may be made to the Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 200, East Hartford, CT 06108 or to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


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Carlo Coppola

October 30, 2018

Dear zia Elvira,
I've just heard that you're no longer in this world. I will never forget you. I saw you for the first time April 13, 1986. It was spring, on Italian television there were the images of John Paul II who went to the Synagogue in Rome. It was a special day for us. I will not forget the phone call, your American-Pannese accent, your language a little old made of so many idiomatic expressions that in Italy we do not use anymore.
I will always remember you with great joy. Please say hello to nonna Vanda. Certainly you have to tell each other so many things in Heaven.

Jason Wassell

July 29, 2018

Nonna always made sure you were well fed, even if you just ate 10 minutes ago; she wouldn’t take no for an answer. Her love of her garden will continue indefinitely.

Holly Quinn

July 24, 2018

Mike and family,
I have such fond memories of Nonna telling stories and cooking. What a wonderful and beautiful person. I am so sorry for your loss.