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Thelma J. (nee May) Elia

Obituary for Thelma J. (nee May) Elia

October 15, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Thelma J. Elia (nee May), of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 15, 2019 at the age of 89. Thelma was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Joseph J. Elia (Eileen), Cynthia A. Malkowski (Michael), Timothy J. Elia (Roseann), and Kenneth F. Elia (Leah); caring sister of Joseph May (Theresa) and Dorothy Penton (Ernest); cherished grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of 12.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Thelma's Life Celebration on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 6-8PM at John F. Givnish of Academy Rd. 10975 Academy Rd. Phila, PA and again on Monday, October 21, 2019 at St. Christopher's Church 13301 Proctor Rd. Phila, PA beginning at 9:30AM followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Thelma's memory to St. Christopher Catholic Church would be greatly appreciated.

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  • St. Christopher Catholic Church
    13301 Proctor Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116

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John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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