Josephine (Santoro) Elacqua

April 20, 2002

Elacqua – in Woburn, April 20th, Josephine (Santoro), beloved wife of the late Anthony Elacqua. Devoted mother of Rosemary Trites and her husband Gerald of Woburn. Loving grandmother of Anthony, Christopher, and Joseph Trites. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Mrs. Elacqua’s memory to the Woburn Nursing Center, Alzheimer’s Unit, 18 Frances Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Josephine Elacqua, a resident of Woburn for over fifty years, passed away on Saturday, April 20th, after an extended illness. The wife of the late Anthony Elacqua, who died thirty years ago, she was ninety-one.

Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Graziella (Corligna) Santoro. She was raised and educated in Italy, and moved to the U.S. fifty years ago, after her marriage. In her early years she worked as a seamstress.

She was devoted to her family and particularly treasured the time spent with her grandsons. She was an avid gardener an excellent cook.

Surviving are her daughter, Rosemary Trites and her husband Gerald of Woburn, and three grandsons, Anthony, Christopher, and Joseph Trites.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Elacqua’s memory to the Woburn Nursing Center, Alzheimer’s Unit, 18 Frances Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Rose, Gerry and Family

    Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with you at this time of great loss and sorrow.

    She will always be remembered by the warmth and love she freely gave to all she touched.

    Joanne, Michael
    and Family

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