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Elaine Salerno

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SALERNO, ELAINE MILLS Elaine Mills Salerno, of New Haven, died peacefully July 1, 2014, at Connecticut Hospice. She is the wife of Charles Salerno. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a stepbrother Arthur Fredericks. Elaine was born in New Haven October 10, 1937, to the late Alfred and Lillian Callahan Mills. She was a graduate of New Haven schools and attended the Hartt School of Music. Dancing and the fine arts were a big part of Elaine’s life. She studied dance at the Madame Annette School of Dance. She was a dance instructor at Arthur Murray Studios, and she also taught ballroom dancing to the Yale athletic department for 12 years. Elaine was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Francis Church and was an honorary member of the Wacoma Yacht Club. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Connecticut Hospice. Relatives and friends may call Saturday from 8-9:30am at the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 11 Wooster Pl. and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Church at 10. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405 or St. Francis Church, 397 Ferry St., New Haven, CT. Sign Elaine’s guest book online at www.iovanne.com

Published in The New Haven Register on July 3, 2014
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