Elvira M. Pandolfi
Elvira Madeline (Arborio) Pandolfi, 100, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family on May 29, 2021.
Born in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Bellotti) Arborio. She graduated from the High School of Commerce and went on to receive her Hair Dressing Certificate. She worked at Neisner’s in downtown Springfield before meeting and marrying her husband, Jerry Pandolfi. During their married life, Alva also worked at Liberty Bakery and W.F. Young where she was praised for her ability to supervise the manufacturing line of the many Absorbine Jr. products.
She and Jerry were original members of the Chalice of Salvation Broadcast Mass on Provin Mountain. They continued to be active participants of the Faith Community through the many contributions they made throughout their lives.
Alva enjoyed spending time with her 2 and 4 legged family members. Her kitchen experienced many years of service while she marvelously cooked for the many family and friends who entered. She was an avid reader and when her eyes failed, she continued listening to books on tape.
Alva is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Ciro “Jerry” Pandolfi who passed 20 years ago this month, her brother Louis Arborio and her son-in-law Robert Anderson.
She is survived by her children, Madelyn Anderson, Ann Pandolfi, Michael Pandolfi & wife Michelle, Joseph Pandolfi & wife Nanci-Jo, and Theresa Remillard & husband Ronald.
She also leaves 10 grandchildren, Caryn Anderson Brooks, Michael Anderson, Nicole Remillard Morin, Christina Pandolfi Pichette, Amy Remillard MacEachern, Lauren Pandolfi Vissotzsky, Danielle Remillard Green, Lisa Pandolfi Mulcahy, Samantha Pandolfi, Sophia Pandolfi, 16 great-grandchildren, Chloe & Elizabeth Brooks, Brodie, Beau & Rowan Anderson, Frank, Louis & Vincent Morin, Molly & Evelyn MacEachern, Lionel Green, Gabrielle & Grayson Pichette, Augustus & Sabastian Vissotzsky, and Vera Mulcahy, as well as a long list of extended relatives and friends.
Family and friends are invited to visit Wednesday, June 2, 4-6 p.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. Funeral services will begin Thursday, 9 a.m. at the Funeral Home, proceeding to Alva’s 10 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
As personally requested by Alva, in lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1-800-533-CURE (2873) or Mt. Carmel Church, 123 Williams St., Springfield, MA 01105.