- February 14, 1942 - October 9, 2016
- Cranston, Rhode Island
of Elaine's Passing
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“I am saddened to hear of Elaine's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting with her on multiple occasions. She was huge advocate for a child in my care...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Meagan C. - Pawtucket, RI
“My deepest condolences to Elaine's family. She was lovely woman and will live on in our memories.
2 of 31 | Posted by: Teressa Zampini - Smithfield, RI
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Elaine's family and friends. When I was a new teacher to WHS, Dean Card would let me sit on her couch and vent and...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Betty Dion - Woonsocket, RI
“I've never met anyone quite like Elaine. . . She didn't have casual friends. If you became her friend, you were brought into a really special inner...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Jess Fabiano - Cranston, RI
“Elaine was such an amazing woman. She has touched our family in so many ways. Her gentle and caring personality helped to save and bring our family...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: A friend
“There was no better advocate for those in dire need than Elaine. Calm, patient and steady, Elaine understood those who had no way out and provided...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: A friend
“Dear Elaine, I was so blessed that I got to know you as a friend, colleague, discussant and confidante. I aspire to have the dedication to work as...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Rotsna Pradhan - Providence, RI
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Khalil...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Katie Charbonneau - Cumberland, RI
“To All of Elaine's family, loved ones and friends,I knew Elaine in college years as a wonderful intelligent sister and part of the family of her...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Ken Pryor - Estero, FL
“It was a real pleasure working with Elaine these past few years. She always had a warm smile and showed genuine caring. Her dedication was always...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Cindy Walters - East Providence, RI
“To Elaine's loved ones..I was a childhood friend of Elaine's. We shared so many happy times together along with Elaine DelSelva , Dorothy Hanson, and...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Eileen DiSanto - The Villages, FL
“My deepest condolences go out to Elaine's family and friends so saddened by this, she was a wonderful women she dedicated her life to help others she...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Jennifer Tetreault - Pawtucket, RI
“Sincere condolences, warm thoughts, and prayers for peace in the hearts of her family and friends. An asset to so many children over the years. A...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Helene Mandeville - Woonsocket, RI
“Elaine was my teacher when I was a RIC Social Worker student back in 1984. She was a very caring and kind woman who gave much of herself. I think of...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Donna Tardif - Cumberland, RI
“Deepest sympathy to Elaine's family and friends. My daughter was a student at Woonsocket high school; graduating in June 2003. Elaine was a great...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Wanda McGee - Woonsocket, RI
“Rip you will be miss
16 of 31 | Posted by: sarah arnold - woonsocket, RI
“May God Have you in a good place and give peace the family.
17 of 31 | Posted by: Emidio Rosa - E. Providence, RI
“ElaineIt is too soon to go to heaven. You made the difference in each life you touch.Always in my heart.My good friend forever.
18 of 31 | Posted by: GBB - Cumberland, RI
“Dean Card saved my life. She helped me when i was so depressed and suicidal. She would come to my house everyday when i wouldnt go to school and...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Anita Young - Clarksville, TN
“She was a guardian angel on earth, I dont think anyone can ever really understand how deeply she touched peoples lives. She has done so much for me...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Sheena Love - Woonsocket, RI
“Sorry for your loss may she rest in peace
21 of 31 | Posted by: Cathy Cataldo - RI
“She a wonderful woman she helped me in high school get thru tough times she will be greatly missed Jessica (Leighton) Dufresne
22 of 31 | Posted by: Jessica Dufresne - Ozark, AL
“Elaine is an amazing women, a hero to my daughters for all her hard work,ill be forever humble and greatful R.I.P. Elaine love you!
23 of 31 | Posted by: Richard Daigle - Cumberland, RI
“You were a sister, a mother, a mentor, a friend and so much more. We will miss you and all that you were. Steven and Jeffrey
24 of 31 | Posted by: Steven Boudreau - Cranston, RI
“I am so sorry to hear of Elaines passing..she was a wonderful women and she will be missed by many.My thoughts go out to her friends and family
25 of 31 | Posted by: Dee - Woonsocket, RI
“My sincerest condolences to her family. Dean Card was the one person that made my life livable when I was in high school. I will never forget...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Patricia Washington - Woonsocket, RI
“Dean Card was an an amazing women that was always there for me, when I was a teenager looking for someone to send me in the right direction. She was...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Kelley Rossi - Deltona, FL
“I had the privilege to work with "Dean Card" in the Woonsocket Education Department. She was genuine, caring, generous, and compassionate. Dean Card...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Filomeno - Pawtucket, RI
“Please remember the good times you've shared with your loved one and may God continue to comfort you and your family.
29 of 31 | Posted by: A friend
“You will always remain in my heart dear friend. Until we meet again.
30 of 31 | Posted by: Amy Murphy - RI
“You will be missed dear Elaine, by all who knew you.
31 of 31 | Posted by: Christine Fregeau - Framingham, MA
Elaine was born on February 14, 1942 and passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016.
Elaine was a resident of Cranston, Rhode Island at the time of her passing.
Elaine earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Colombia University.
She was married to Theresa.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 10AM at St. David On The Hill 200 Meshanticut Valley Parkway Cranston. Everyone is asked to go directly to church. Burial immediately following in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery North Kingstown. Calling hours Friday 4-7 PM at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home 659 East Greenwich Avenue West Warwick RI.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. David's on the Hill would be appreciated.