Elva graduated from Needham High School where she enjoyed tennis and art, and cultivated many enduring friendships. Elva worked as a stitcher at ACE Leather from 1940-1943 and retired at age 55 on April 30, 1975 from Calvert's Department Store in Needham Heights where she spent many fond days working as a salesperson. "The Girls" were a group of loyal friends who grew up together and stood by each other through thick and thin over the years. On a regular basis, "The Girls" were invited to each other's homes for coffee and dessert and a chance to catch up on each other's news.
The family would like to thank the following staffs for all their loving care and assistance, Community Nurse & Hospice Care of Fairhaven, Friendly Harbor Day Care Center in Fairhaven, and St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.
At her request, services are private. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.