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Elaine L. Fiorina

June 23, 1937 — November 28, 2023

Hartsdale, NY

Elaine L. Fiorina, a beloved member of the community, peacefully departed from this world on November 28, 2023, at the age of 86. Born on June 23, 1937, in Jersey City, NJ, Elaine was a remarkable woman who lived a life filled with grace, dedication, and adventure.

After attending Union City Public Schools, Elaine completed her education at the prestigious Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, where she earned a merit certificate. Equipped with her skills and determination, she ventured into her first career at Shell Oil Company, spanning an impressive 14 and a half years. Her commitment and exceptional work ethic then led her to Avon Products in Manhattan, NY, where she served as an executive secretary for 24 years. It was in these roles that Elaine displayed her unwavering professionalism, leaving an indelible mark on both companies.

While her professional successes were impressive, Elaine's true joy was found in her love for travel. She indulged her adventurous spirit by journeying to various destinations throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and even the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska. Each trip allowed Elaine to embrace the beauty and diversity of the world, creating cherished memories that she held dear.

In 1981, Elaine became an ardent member of Sacred Heart Church in Hartsdale, NY, where she found solace and spirituality. Her faith became a pillar of strength and comfort, guiding her through the journey of life with unwavering devotion.

As the years passed, Elaine's love for her family and friends became the center of her universe. She cherished the moments spent together, nurturing strong and meaningful connections that enriched her life in profound ways. Elaine's warm and caring nature touched the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing her, leaving an everlasting impression on their lives.

Elaine is survived by her loving family, who shared a deep bond built on a lifetime of shared experiences and cherished memories.

To honor Elaine's remarkable life and celebrate her enduring legacy, relatives, friends, and community members are invited to join in the visitation gathering at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home on December 8, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on December 9, 2023, at 10:00 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 10 Lawton Avenue, Hartsdale, NY. Following the Mass, the entombment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum in North Arlington, NJ, where Elaine will be laid to rest in eternal peace.

Elaine will be remembered for her strength, kindness, and the joy she brought into the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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Friday, December 8, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services

South Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 9, 2023

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

10 Lawton Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum

340 Ridge Road, North Arlington, NJ 07031

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