Elaine Elizabeth (Howe) Dionisi, 82, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 18, 1939 the daughter of the late Harold C. and Gilberte (Filiault) Howe. Elaine grew up in Claremont, NH and graduated from Stevens High School. She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. Elaine worked for Shop Rite and Big Y and retired after many years of service. Elaine enjoyed going to Aruba with “the girls” and never turned down throwing a party. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Paul Dionisi; first husband, Eugene E. Wight; sister, Doris Mackin. She leaves her daughters, Vanessa Henry and her husband Richard W. of Southwick, and Gena Yelinek of Springfield with whom she lived. ; her loving sister, Lorraine Gatto ; her grandchildren, William G. Henry, Jessica M. Henry-Cross, and Austin and Sadie Yelinek also whom she lived with; She also leaves nieces and nephews, her BFF Judy Lemon, her loving friend Maria Placanica, and Honey her four legged friend. Hugs and kisses go out to Peter Bechard for his unconditional love and support.
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