The family would like to thank God for the life of Dolores Jean Elli, age 81, of Butler, who passed from this life to her eternal life on Thursday night, June 6, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford.
Mario & Matilda “Tillie” Lucchesi Elli welcomed Dolores into their lives on June 3, 1938.
She was raised on the South Side of Butler and attended Saint Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church and elementary school.
Dolores graduated from high school at The Mount Sacred Heart Academy in Connecticut.
She received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from St. Louis University in Missouri. She also received an undergraduate degree in special education from Grove City College.
Dolores then moved to Philadelphia and taught special education in the Philadelphia School District for 26 years. While living in Philadelphia, she received her master’s degree in special education from Temple University.
Dolores was a member of Saint Fidelis Roman Catholic Church and belonged to the Saint Fidelis Choir. At church, she organized the Fr. Thomas Keating, Contemplative Outreach, Centering Prayer Group.
Dolores is survived by three sisters, Patricia Miller and her husband, Dave, of Fenelton, Mary Ann Elli, of Tucson, AZ, and Barbara Brandon and her husband, Roy, of Butler; six nieces; and two nephews.
Friends will be received in the Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 429 Center Avenue, Butler, on Friday, June 14, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. from Saint Fidelis Roman Catholic Church, 125 Buttercup Road, Butler.
Burial will take place in Saint Michael’s Cemetery.
Her sisters would like to thank her caregivers, Marianne, Becky, Carolyn, Linda, Joyce, Marilou, Dottie, Kay, Terri, Jackie, Terry, Sherry, Megan and Samantha, for their compassionate and loving care over the last seven years. Thank you, also, to the Good Samaritan nurses and aides.