March 1, 1928 – March 1, 2018
Elena Somers, age 90, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2018 in the Joe Raso Hospice Facility in New City, NY.
Elena was born on March 1, 1928 in Valparaiso Chile and came to the USA in her mid-20’s. At age 17, she won the Miss Valparaiso Pageant! She married a merchant marine, Henry, on August 28, 1954 and raised six children in Bronx, NY. A faithful & dedicated mother, a loving and well-loved grandmother, her compassionate spirit nourished not only her family but also anyone who had the honor of knowing her. Elena’s spirit of selfless love and her passion for genuine fun captured the hearts and the lives of so many people.
Elena is survived by her daughters Carol Dowling and her husband Chris, Jean Silver and her husband Jeff, Elizabeth Somers-Judge and her husband John, Diane Seidner and her husband Carl, Arlene Somers-Maresca and her husband George, and her son John and his wife Mary; her 14 grandchildren: Eric Silver, Jillian Silver, Andrew Silver, Katie Silver, Chris Dowling Jr., Lauren Dowling, Ryan Dowling, Elizabeth Dowling, Emily Judge, Daniel Seidner, Matthew Seidner, Meghan Somers, Kelly Somers, John Somers and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Henry, predeceased Elena.
Visiting hours will be held from 4-8 PM Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Korean War Veterans Highway (Route 59), Suffern, NY
(845)-357-0423. A funeral mass will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, March 5 at Sacred Heart Church, 125 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, 770 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ (201)-327-7011.
- Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 5, 2018
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