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Elsie Marie Federici

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Elsie Marie Federici Obituary
Born on February 20, 1921, passed away in Santa Fe on Saturday, June 27, 2009. Elsie was born in Old Glory, TX to Rema and Essie Frizell and graduated from Logan High School in 1938. She attended business school in Dalhart, TX and upon graduation went to work for Schollenberger Mercantile in Logan, NM. On a business trip to Springer, NM she met her future husband of 64-years, William Federici. They were married on VE Day, May 8, 1945, at St. Joseph Catholic Church Rectory in Springer and moved to Santa Fe in 1946 where they have resided ever since.
She was a member of Nell's Service Club, Beta Sigma Phi and was a past member of Pilot Club. Elsie was also a longtime member of The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi.
She enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid fisher, and devout Chicago Cubs fan.
Elsie is survived by her husband William; children Linda Stevens, Richard Federici, Larry Federici (Lora), and Gina Federici (Buck); grandchildren Eric Federici and Staci Stevens (Dave); great granddaughter Carmen Jaye Valentino; sister Betty Nutt and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Kenneth and wife Leota Frizell and brother Jack Frizell.
Public visitation will begin on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm at Berardinelli Family Funeral Services in Santa Fe with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Celebration will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at Rosario Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Services 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM  87505 (595) 984-8600.
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