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Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens

4244 Madison Street, New Port Richey, FL

OBITUARY

Elsa S. Baldino

May 25, 1931October 28, 2019
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Elsa Baldino, 88, of New Port Richey, passed away at home peacefully on October 29, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in the small town of General Roca in Argentina to the late Rufino and Emma (Ortelano) Celaya. She met and married the love of her life, Carlo Baldino, and together, they started their family. They emigrated to the United States in 1961, where she worked as a seamstress in New Jersey. Later on, she helped Carlo in their hardware store, and finally retired and moved to Florida in 1994. She loved to cook, play cards, and visit with friends.

She was the beloved wife of almost 60 years to the late Carlo Baldino, and was the cherished mother of Ricardo and Alicia (Baldino) Pilo and her husband Nick. She was the treasured grandmother to Michael, and his wife Grace, Christina (Pilo) Gargle, and her husband Ian, and grandson, Daniel Baldino. She is also the proud great grandmother to Jack. She was one of five siblings, sisters, Josephina and Margarita, brothers, Teodoro and Rufino .

She is also survived by many family members residing in Argentina, Italy, and England, as well as the United States.

She was the sweetest and most loving person to everyone she met. She was the heart of our family, we will all hold her in our hearts and thoughts forever. You will be missed by everyone you touched.....always!

Services

  • Receiving of Family and Friends Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 1, 2019

Memories

Elsa S. Baldino

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Lorena Valecchi

November 3, 2019

I have a wonderful memory of Zia Elsa when I went in Tampa in 2013. Stefano and me we always will be grateful to her and Zio Carlo.
They miss so much
With love Ste and Lory

Ricardo Celaya

October 30, 2019

Dear Elsa,
Everything started with a Spanish immigrant’s dream named Rufino Celaya who tried to look for some progress since more than a century ago. With that objective in mind, he arrived in Argentina and together with Ema, they were able to build a family full of sacrifices, joy and lots of faces were born like Teodoro, Eusebio Elsa, Josefina and Margarita who were their children and little by little, this family started to grow.
That same dream before mentioned also brought an italian young man to the same continent. His name was Carlo Baldino, who found his love in Elsa’s heart meanwhile Teodoro found his love in Francisca’s heart. Both couples will share those hard-working years which involved taking care of babies, living together, ending up being made for each other.
In the 60’s, Elsa and Carlos, together with their children, tried to develop in the USA following a dream. In spite of the distance, the relationship between both families did not mean a loosening of bonds. On the contrary, they were able to maintain a strong relation by keeping in contact with each other through letters, phone calls, visits. Resulting in conserving the love between both families.
Despite the sorrow, we keep very good memories of every single moment we shared like Francisca’s visit 3 years ago, the birthday postcards. You were always present in each moment of our lives, you were always thinking of the family. Elsa, you always had fondness and love for others.
Dear auntie Elsa, you were a wonderful human being and a loving mother. Now, you could reunite with the uncle Carlo. We will never forget you from this side of the world, Argentina. We are only one heart, only one hug.
Thank you for absolutely everything, dear Elsa!
Francisca, Jorge, Patricia, Ricardo, Liliana, María and Claudio
Celaya Family from Argentina.

Christina Gargle

October 30, 2019

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