Eliana "Ellie" Mae Giudici DePaoli
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Eliana DePaoli, 83 years old, passed peacefully away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Reno, Nevada. Eliana, the daughter of Italian immigrants, Martin and Aurelia Costa Giudici, was born June 20, 1929 in Reno, Nevada.
She married Lino "Lee" William DePaoli on May 14, 1950 at the Little Flower Church in Reno. Ellie had a generous heart and a love for helping people. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, entertaining, and most of all being a wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a past president
of the Anderson School PTA, and a member of the Tinkerbelle Garden Club. Both Lee and Ellie were active in the Kerak Shrine Temple and served as Potentate and Lady in 1981. Their charitable work was extensive and Ellie was active in the Honored Ladies until recent years.
Eliana and Lee were blessed with three children, Tina Lee Scarselli, Kevin Vincent DePaoli, and Tami Marie Baker. Ellie is survived by her children, Son-in-law Roland Scarselli, daughter-in-law, Maureen DePaoli, grandchildren Kimathi Emde, Jason Baker, Ryan Hester, Nicholas and Nathan DePaoli…two step-grandchildren, Angela Scarselli and Laura Saah-Scarselli…and one great granddaughter, Nevaeh Vance-Baker. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Eliana was predeceased by her husband Lino, brother Carl Louis Giudici, and her parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Location and time will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the
at 1301 Cordone Ave, Ste 180, Reno, NV 89502, or donate online at: http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, 2012