Of Montclair NJ, formerly of Natick MA, passed away Thursday December 10, 2020. Daughter of the late Emilio and Antonietta Ardolino. Beloved wife of 48 years of the late Gabriele Pagliuca. Devoted mother of Incoronata Pagliuca of CA and Antonietta Pagliuca of NJ. Mother in law to Sandeep Kalra. Loving grandmother of Sofia Kalra. Sister of the late Ines (Ardolino) Bianchino and the late Remo Ardolino. Beloved aunt of Gloria and Antonella Bianchino of Parma, Italy and Emilio and Davide Ardolino of Avellino, Italy.
Elettra was born in Torre Le Nocelle, Italy and immigrated to the United States with her husband and two daughters in 1966. She was well known for her warm smile, open kitchen, and open heart. In her younger years, she enjoyed cooking for others, especially her famous lasagna with the homemade sauce from the jars she would make every fall. She also enjoyed designing and stitching clothes, needlework, picking fresh peaches and berries, and making preserves. She and her late husband, Gabriele, worked tirelessly to provide a college education for their daughters and to make a better life for them in the USA. Prior to retiring, she worked for the Sisters of Charity at Mount St. Vincent in Wellesley MA. Elettra died peacefully at her home in New Jersey, surrounded by her family.
Visiting in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., NATICK COMMON, Friday December 18th from 8:30-9:30am. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick Church 44 East Central Street (Rt. 135) Natick at 10am. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Natick.
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