ST. LOUIS, MO. – Elaine Elias, formerly of Alice Street, North Dartmouth, passed away on Jan. 27 in St. Louis. She was the wife of the late Charles “Chuck” Elias, to whom she had been married for 50 years.
She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Harry and Esther (Berman) Shapiro, and had lived in New Bedford for 62 years.
Mrs. Elias and her husband were honored by the State of Israel Bonds for their service to the community and the State of Israel. A member of Tifereth Israel Congregation and Ahavith Achim Synagogue, she was active in the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home and was past president of the New Bedford National Council of Jewish Women.
She has two daughters, Sheri O’Gorman (Sean) of St. Louis and the late Carol Kaner (Marc) of Mattapoisett. She has four grandchildren, Harry and Charlie O’Gorman and Andrea and Adam Kaner.