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Genevieve F. Elie (Bogdan)

June 4, 1914 - March 12, 2016

Burial Date March 19, 2016

WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND Genevieve F. (Bogdan) Elie, 101, of Westerly and formerly of Chicopee, died on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Westerly Health Center. She was born on June 4, 1914 in West Springfield and was the daughter of the late Marek and Karolina (Glowacka) Bogdan. Genevieve loved gardening, mowing the lawn and playing cards. She adored her family and was a wonderful grandmother. She is predeceased by her husband, Ernest L. “Sonny” Elie, her brother, Mark Bogdan, and her sisters, Josephine Thornlow, Mary Paluch, Frances Ryder, Mildred Irzyk, Dorothy Martin, Barbara Bienia and Elizabeth Strycharz.

She is survived by her son, Edward E. Elie and his wife, Diane, of Southington, CT and her daughter, Dorothy E. Thompson and her husband, Alexander “Fred” of Westerly, six grandchildren, Jennifer Ogren and her husband, Christopher, Christy Valentine and her husband Todd, Beth Ordeman and her husband, Mark and Chad Elie, Sean Fishbein and his wife, Patricia and Lynsey Fishbein, twelve great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Alice Robak, Phyllis McKay and Florence “Pat” Bourdeau.

A funeral home service will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 10:30 am, followed by her burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Montgomery St., Chicopee Falls. A visiting hour will be held Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 2374 Post Road, Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886.