Elaine D. (Speranza) Novia

September 14, 2015

Elaine D. (Speranza) Novia

ELAINE D. (SPERANZA) NOVIA- Of Lynnfield, Monday, September 14th. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Rocco “Tony” Novia. Devoted mother of Rick Novia and his wife Patty of NH, Maria-Elena Novia of Lynnfield, Susan Novia Cone and her husband Jim of GA, and Sandra Rose Novia and her husband Todd Reed of CA. Dear sister of Arthur Speranza and his late wife Marie of Reading and his children, Marisa Iacobucci of NH , Jim and Artie Speranza of Somerville. Loving “Nana” of Dani Novia O’Brien and her husband Michael of NH, Lauren Novia of VA, Taylor Anthony Novia of NH, Thomas James “TJ” Cone and his wife Kimberly of GA, Elana Jo (Cone) Gann and her husband Drew of GA, Rocco Tramonto Novia-Reed of CA. Loving “Great Nana” of David Anthony Cone of GA, and baby brother to be a. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, September 17th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. At the family’s request in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Elaine’s memory to, The Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

OBITUARY:

Elaine Delores (Speranza) Novia, passed away peacefully and comfortably at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Monday, September 14th. Loved by her family and friends Elaine was eighty two years of age.

Born in Boston, Elaine and her brother Arthur (who were named from the Arthurian Tales)were raised in the North End by their loving and devoted parents the late Clara and Santo Speranza.

Elaine was deeply rooted in the North End of Boston, having been born, raised and educated there, graduating from Christopher Columbus High School.

At age fourteen she met the love of her life Anthony Novia! He just “happened” to steal the ball she was playing with one afternoon. From that point on a relationship blossomed and they were married in 1951. For fifty eight years they were devoted to each other and their children.

They made their home in the North End of Boston and after the birth of their third child they moved north and nestled into Woburn, where they made their home, brought one more children into the world and totally devoted herself to her family. For over fifty years the Novia’s forged life long friendships and etched beautiful memories that sustained the test of time and raising children together.

As Elaine said many times up until her passing, her four children, six grandchildren and two great grand baby boys were her greatest accomplishments. Another grand accomplishment was the opening of the Novia Family business “Villa Novia Coiffures” located right here in North Woburn. They had served Woburn and the surrounding communities for exactly thirty years. Elaine was the masterful colorist! Having studied at Melrose Beauty Academy, she was the consummate person to beautifully enhance the color of many clients.

Anthony and Elaine had spent much time in Florida at Orange Lake Resort for thirty years and also had the good fortune of travelling to many wonderful far off places where they had also made some truly wonderful friendships.

Elaine was an avid reader, crossword person and card player. She loved the Red Sox, watching golf but most importantly Elaine will long be remembered for her unbelievable Italian cooking and always feeding her loving family and friends.

For relaxation and a place for calm contemplation, the ocean was her friend and place of being. Some of her best attributes were her sense of humor, sharp wit and keen mind, but it was her courage that saw her through to the end of a good life filled with loving family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was also predeceased by her loving husband Anthony, of fifty eight years and sister in law Marie Speranza.

Elaine is lovingly survived by her children, Rick Novia and his wife Patty of NH, Maria-Elena Novia of Lynnfield, Susan Novia Cone and her husband Jim of GA, and Sandra Rose Novia and her husband Todd Reed of CA. Dear brother Arthur Speranza of Reading and his children, Marisa Iacobucci of NH and Jim and Artie Speranza of Somerville. Loving “Nana” of Dani Novia O’Brien and her husband Michael of NH, Lauren Novia of VA, Taylor Anthony Novia of NH, Thomas James “TJ” Cone and his wife Kimberly of GA, Elana Jo (Cone) Gann and her husband Drew of GA, Rocco Tramonto Novia-Reed of CA. Loving “Great Nana” of David Anthony Cone of GA, and baby brother to be. Also survived by her devoted cousins Corinne Manzo of FL, Helen Rivera of Stoneham, Gracie and John Zizza of Medford and sister in law Betsy DiMeo and her loving family of Beverly. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, September 17th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. At the family’s request in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Elaine’s memory to, The Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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  1. Dear Maria and Family – I am so sorry for your loss. Such a difficult time for all of you. I know all too well.

    Thoughts, prayers, love and sympathy,

    Deb Rizzo

  2. Rick,Maria, Susan and Sandra:
    Your mother was truly blessed to have such a supportive family. You put your lives on hold to take care of her and you did a magnificent job. I will miss her beyond words. No more lunches and sitting by the ocean and just enjoying the view. I won’t be able to go to the ocean without thinking of her. Rest in peace Elaine
    Love
    Betsy

  3. Maria, Ricky, Susan & Sandra,
    I was so sad to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember her as such a wonderful person. Growing up in our great neighborhood both your parents were always there loving their family. Their home was always welcoming. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
    Gail (Smith) Murphy

  4. Dear Novia Family; Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of your dear Elaine. Throughout the years, I’ve enjoyed my visits with Elaine and Tony in Woburn and in their condo. They were always pleasant and welcoming. Thank you all for that. You have heard this before but my introduction to my “cousin”, Tony , was when he first arrived from Italy. When any Anzanese arrived in US they always came to my parents house in Lynn. we had the terraces, grape vines, massive gardens(like Anzano). On his first visit, he borrowed my older brother’s bike and went riding down our hill to the playground. After tipping over, he returned up the hill with an injured hand. He thought that he was in deep trouble. Didn’t happen.

    I also remember his friendship with my late first cousin , agnes melino’s husband, Giovanni, who had been a house guest of your’s in Woburn. I shall notify John in Australia by phone tonight.

    Love and respect, Dave Solimine ,Sr., Lynn

  5. Rick, Maria, Susan and Sandra so sorry for your loss, I am so glad you had so many years to enjoy your Mom, she was a great lady. My parents and yours were good friends and I remember being a little kid playing with Sandra and watching them play cards together.. She will be missed

  6. Dear Maria, Susan, Sandra and Ricky,

    My heart goes out to all of you. Hugs from afar…I am praying and thinking of you during this difficult time. May you always keep your Mom’s love, kisses and memories close to you.

    Love,
    Diane Carbone Lucca and Family

  7. Susan,
    So sorry for the lost of your Mother. So glad you could spend some time with her. There is nothing like losing your Mom. But memories will be with you.

  8. Ricky, Mia, Susan, Sandra, and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    “Mama Elaine” meant the world to us. What a beautiful soul she was and will forever be remembered.

    Our prayers are with you all,

    Love,
    Ross and Trina

  9. Dear Susan and Family

    May God be with you in this time of sorrow and loss of your Mother. Dale Kirk, Gainesville, Ga

  10. Dear Ricky, Maria, Susan & Sandra,

    We send our love and deepest sympathy, please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
    Kathy & Joe Riley

  11. Susan…..You know my heart breaks for you and your loss. Have comfort in knowing she is with your dad and they are dancing and laughing and enjoying eternal life. Will see you when you get home….Love you my sweet friend. Lynn Bagwell

  12. Dear Sandra and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. May fond memories console you during this time of grief and please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless you all.
    Love,
    Michelle

  13. Dear Susan and family
    sorry to hear of your mothers passing Im so sorry we can not make her service but we are away for the week

    Clare Cannon

  14. To Rick and Patti –
    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person, and I will always remember your wedding at your parents house and how welcoming they were to all of us who entered that home. I always felt a lot of love from Elaine and your dad.
    Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Love, Denise

  15. Sandra and family,
    My deepest sympathy,love and blessing for the loss of your loving Mother. may she rest in peace with Tony and in all of your hearts full of the wonderful loving memories.
    Love and Prayers, Lori and John Maynard

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