Elaine Maureen Dee

March 29, 1939February 20, 2021

ELAINE MAUREEN DEE (nee Richardson) aged 81 of Chagrin Falls passed away February, 20th 2021. Beloved wife of George Wallace Dee. Devoted mother of Sheena Dee Pauley ( husband Glen). Honorary Great Grand Nana of Allie Fine. Daughter of Matthew and Margaret (D’Arcy) Richardson (both deceased). Sister of the following deceased, Brian and James Richardson and Eileen McKie (Terry). Loving Aunt to many, including Michelle Proud (Brian), Beverly Morris, Victor Dee (Ann), Stewart Dee (Pat), Jimmy Hyland (Esther), Ray Hyland (Joanne) Breffni Ryan (Martin), Nollaig Kenna (PJ), Patrick Hyland (Ciara), Clare McKie (Patrick), Anthony McKie, Helen Gowlland, Jimmy Richardson, Ed, Sean and Maureen Robinson and all the Richardson/Elsender Family. Born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England on March 29th, 1939. Summers were spent with her Mother’s family in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare at their horse farm. She loved her Robinson/ Hyland cousins: Kathleen Hyland (James), George Robinson (Barbara), Paddy Robinson, Sean Robinson (Marie), Judy and Eamon. She was very proud of their achievements in the horse racing world. She met her beloved husband George in her aunt’s pub in Gateshead. They had a long and happy marriage of over 57 years. Engineering executive George was transferred to Cleveland, Ohio and the family moved to the USA in 1977.They settled in Walden in Aurora and made many friends. She loved to entertain on their deck overlooking the 18th hole. Elaine always had an entrepreneurial spirit which led to her owning Quick Stitch in North Randall. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was the life of the party who lit up the room when she entered it. She made everyone feel special with her signature “Hello Luv”. She was warm and generous to everyone she knew. She loved wearing colorful outfits and high heels. She was a member of the Daughters of the British Empire for over 30 years. She was a proud dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States. She will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elaine’s name to support heart research at Cleveland Clinic. Gifts can be made online at to support heart research or checks made payable to Cleveland Clinic sent to: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655. Relatives and friends are invited to the Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday February 27, 2021 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 342 S. Chillicothe Road, Aurora, Ohio 44202. Private Interment. A Celebration of life will take place at a later date. Online condolences and guest registry


27 February

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

342 S. Chillicothe Rd.
Aurora, Ohio 44202


  • Interment-Private, Celebration of Life will take place at a later date


Elaine Maureen Dee

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Toni Dudley

February 25, 2021

Elaine always had a way of making everyone feel at home and making each one feel special. We loved her and will miss her but so happy we got the chance to spend time with her and George. 💗

Jeffery and Suzanne Becker

February 25, 2021

Rest In Peace old friend. Condolences to George and daughter.


February 24, 2021


Max & Madeleine Fawcett

February 24, 2021

We have lost a treasure who cared for us each time we visited from England, with Pat and nephew Stu. Nothing was ever too much trouble. She and George bent over backwards to make our stays memorable, and we'll carry those memories always.
Knowing Elaine, she'll already be making her presence felt up there, and let's hope it's with that inimitable Geordie accent that she would so easily lapse into after only a short time of being with us.
Forever in our thoughts.
Love Max and Madeleine.

Stewart Dee

February 24, 2021

My aunty Elaine and uncle George were always welcoming and so generous to us when myself and my wife Pat visited them during our road trips around the USA with our friends Max and Madeleine. Aunty Elaine would fuss around us cooking meals making sure we had everything we needed, she would take us around the local area making sure anyone we met knew that we were her family visiting from England. We loved our times spent with Aunty Elaine, uncle George, my cousin Sheena and her husband Glen.
You are all in our thoughts, love to all the family.
RIP aunty Elaine love Stewart

Carol Slemmer

February 24, 2021

My fondest memory was the Derby Day luncheon Elaine hosted on her deck for the DBE ladies. So much fun and laughter and a perfect setting. I’m sure she is entertaining our DBE sisters in heaven. God’ s peace to you George and Sheena.

Winston Churchill Chapter, Daughters of the British Empire.

Alexandra Wheeler

February 23, 2021

I am going to miss my friend Elaine. I used to tease her that I loved her in spite of the fact that she was from the wrong side of the tract. Elaine was from Southern Ireland and I was born in Northern Ireland. I would pretend that people from the North were smarter. She would laughs at me and never get offended. I spent many a happy hour with her. Life will no longer be the same now that she has left us. Goodbye my wonderful friend. Love you so much Sandy

Rachel Lynch

February 23, 2021

Dear Mr. Dee and Sheena,

Words fail to express my sorrow for your loss. The laughter and joy Dragon brought to the lives of everyone she met will not be forgotten. I will miss her “Hello Luv” and big hugs! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Love, Rachel

Susan and Chuck Sabetta

February 23, 2021

Dear Sheena, Glen and family:
We are sad to hear of your loss. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
God Bless, Susan and Chuck

Denise, Drew & Drewanne Shubeck

February 23, 2021

Dear George & Sheena,
We are very sorry to hear of Elaine's "Dragon" sudden passing. Our thought's and prayer's are with you at this time. We are so happy to have known your wife and mother. She was always a bright spot in our lives and so glad we became friends since meeting you Sheena.
Her Catholic faith will be remembered and know she is with God and her family up in heaven now.
With much love,
Drew, Denise & Drewanne Shubeck