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Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Cecilia Eliades

December 28, 1945August 8, 2019
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Cecilia Eliades was born on December 28, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on August 8, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • FAMILY

  • Michael Dellaiacono, Father (deceased)
  • Marie Dellaiacono, Mother (deceased)
  • George Eliades, Husband
  • Harry Eliades, Son
  • Michael Eliades, Son
  • Vanessa Eliades, Daughter-in-law
  • Karen Eliades, Daughter-in-law
  • Sebastian Eliades, Grandson
  • Michael Eliades, Grandson
  • Ellie Eliades, Granddaughter
  • Marylou Uvino, Sister
  • Anthony Dellaiacono, Brother
  • Cecilia also leaves her step-daughter, Ann; and step-grandchildren, Christopher and Samantha to cherish her memory.

Services

20 August

Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113

21 August

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Our Lady of Wisdom

2120 Lindell Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146

21 August

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Palm Valley View Cemetery

7600 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123

Memories

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Robyn Yamada

August 20, 2019

Cecelia was one of my long time hair clients . She was always a pleasure with her sweetness . My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. You’ll always be remembered Cecelia. May you be your family’s angel and look after them .
Love , Robyn

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Biography

“Seeing is believing.” For many, those words simply represent a motto. She was modest, quiet and observant, taking in everything around her and always thinking before acting. She was a realist, someone who was efficient and practical in everything she did. She was a friendly person who truly cared about those around her.

Cecilia was born on December 28, 1945 at St. Catherine's Maternity Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Michael and Marie Dellaiacono. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, she was brought up to be tolerant and trustworthy. As a child, she learned to be conscientious, responsible and punctual. These were all traits that she would carry with her throughout her life.

As a young girl, Cecilia was always aware of how others around her felt and this quality served her well. With a deep capacity to tolerate the feelings of others, Cecilia was generally able to avoid conflicts. It seemed as if Cecilia was the family member who was always working to keep stress at bay. Preferring a quiet environment where she could concentrate, Cecilia also had the ability to relate well with her family and friends. Cecilia was raised with two siblings. She had a brother, Anthony, and a sister, Marylou. Cecilia was constantly involved in activities with her family. Cecilia and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up but they deeply cared for each other and shared many life experiences over the years.

Cecilia enjoyed learning. She always had a great memory and was particularly skilled at retaining factual information. Cecilia was generally quiet in class, learning best through observation. She often showed great concentration and was competent at completing the tasks at hand. Good with details, Cecilia was painstaking and accurate in her efforts. All of these talents culminated in a successful high school career. Cecilia enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

Most folks would say that Cecilia was shy until they got to know her. Those who were privileged to know her well learned that she was a solid, good friend. Cecilia was reluctant to generalize about people, and she based her friendships on her personal experiences. Because of this, Cecilia best trusted those people that she truly knew. She was concerned about how those around her felt, and she always seemed to uncover the positive side of people. She could relate to others and had the ability to see their point of view, to “walk a mile in their shoes,” as the saying goes. The friends that she made, Cecilia kept. While growing up, some of her best friends were Jackie, Ethel and Terry.

Love can’t be defined but must be experienced. That was so true for Cecilia. On September 25, 1977 Cecilia married George Eliades at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel of Brooklyn, New York. She was totally committed to George and maintained traditional ideals about marriage. It was as if Cecilia naturally sensed her spouse’s needs, and accepted those feelings unconditionally. Although Cecilia disliked conflict, she did not take flight from discord, but rather sought to preserve harmony even during the most trying times.

Cecilia was a good mother to her children. She had “old fashioned” parental values and could handle typical family conflicts in a fair and calm manner. Because she trusted emotions, Cecilia was reluctant to force issues and used gentle persuasion to resolve situations. In this way she seemed to radiate an aura of warmth and caring to those around her, always thinking before acting. In addition, Cecilia was a master planner. No matter how hectic life around her might be, she seemed to know and track everyone’s schedule. Cecilia was blessed with two children, two sons, Harry and Michael. They were also blessed with three grandchildren, Sebastian, Michael and Ellie.

While thorough and measured in her approach to things, Cecilia often liked to physically do things rather than just think about them. She was like that with sports. She also enjoyed the statistical data and the facts behind the sports. In this way, she was something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were Yankees baseball, Giants football, Knights hockey, and WWE wrestling.

Cecilia was active in the community. She was practical and grounded and based her decisions on firsthand experience. She was responsible and liked working to achieve results rather than just chattering about possibilities. Cecilia was a member of several community groups, serving on committees for Our Lady of Wisdom Church.

An individual who respected and maintained traditional values, her faith was important to Cecilia. Her compassion, consideration and sympathy toward others was evident in her personal beliefs. She was a member Lady of Wisdom for 15 years. During that time, she participated as a church volunteer.

Anyone who traveled or went on vacation with Cecilia had smooth sailing. It was often taken for granted that she was the trip planner. She would start early and examine all of the possibilities, selecting the best and most effective options. Most memorable vacation included Cancun because she loved the coconut shrimp.

Cecilia had a loyal and loving dog named Whitey, who was her best friend for 4 years. Cecilia was as loyal to her pets as they were to her.

When Cecilia's retirement finally arrived in 1977, she was well prepared. She had taken the time to learn about her various options and chose her course wisely. Her new life involved relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1993. Even in retirement, Cecilia continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

She is survived by her husband George; children, Michael and Harry; step-daughter, Ann; daughters-in-law, Karen and Vanessa; grandchildren, Sebastian, Michael, and Ellie who lovingly knew her as Yaya; step-grandchildren, Christopher and Samantha; sister, Marylou; brother, Anthony. Services were held at Our Lady of Wisdom Church. Cecilia was laid to rest in Palm Eastern Cemetery in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It is said that some people can’t see the forest for the trees. Cecilia was able to focus on each individual tree, tending to its needs, thus making the forest stronger as a whole. Cecilia was a trustworthy, pragmatic and sympathetic person, the kind of woman to whom everyone was drawn. She was thorough and practical. Cecilia Eliades was very literal with her words. You always knew where you stood with Cecilia. She will be missed.