Elena Marie (Sterling) Patrizi of Quincy passed away on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at age 51. Born in Great Falls, Montana, she grew up in Randolph and was a graduate of Randolph High School. After serving in the U.S. Army, she attended Aquinas College and worked as a medical assistant. She enjoyed arts and crafts in her spare time. The beloved wife of Michael J. Patrizi; Elena was the loving mother of Kimberly Patrizi of Abington and Katelyn Patrizi of Braintree; devoted grandmother of Jayden Pina of Braintree; dear daughter of Elena Bernal of Randolph and the late Robert O. Sterling; beloved sister of Robert O. Sterling, Jr. of Brockton, Abby Sterling of Norton and Jen Mercurio of Weymouth. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Graciela Desaldana of Randolph and her nieces, Anne Hall Varney of Abington and Angela Mercurio of Weymouth. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 11 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Friday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10:15 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 550 Washington St. Quincy. Burial with Military Honors will be at Pine Hill Cemetery. Donations in Elena's memory may be made to
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Published in The Patriot Ledger from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2011