Elinor Souza DeMaio Creevay
1933 - 2019
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Elinor Souza DeMaio Creevay, born Feb. 10, 1933 in Hull, Mass., passed away peacefully June 21, 2019, at Greentree Manor, Waterford.

Elinor is predeceased by her first husband Gennaro DeMaio; daughter Sandra Grace DeMaio; her husband Gerald Creevay; her brother William Souza; and sister Grace Branin.

She is survived by her children, Jean Phillips and her husband Fredrick; Christine DelValle and her husband Jaime; Nancy DeMaio; Gino DeMaio and his wife Lisa; four grandchildren, Natalie Phillips; Andrea Phillips and her fiancée Raymond Aguirre; Jesse Metcalfe and his fiancée Cara Santana; and Zachary DeMaio; four great-grandchildren, Alexandria Aguirre, Almando Aguirre, Rocco Cinelli and Gianna DeMaio; nephews, Bill Souza, his wife Jeanne and their son Nathaniel, Bob Souza and his wife Tania; as well as her stepson Micky Creevay, his wife Chole and their daughter Madison. She is also survived by her former son-in-law Scott Dawley.

Elinor was outstanding in the kitchen but mostly enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She found great joy in needlepoint, knitting, reading and sewing. She was blessed to spend her final years under the caring staff at Greentree Manor. Lori, Josie and Norma Jean treated her like family. She had a special connection to Lucy the therapy dog, who filled her days with joy.

Every morning she would watch the birds and squirrels as they fed on her many bird feeders, along with the wild turkeys that would roam outside her window. She was very active in arts and crafts with the staff and played bingo like it was an athletic event.

The family will hold a private service where she will be laid to rest, where she grew up overlooking Boston Harbor in her hometown of Hull, Mass.

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Published in The Day on Jun. 26, 2019.
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June 27, 2019
To Elinor's Family,
We were sorry to hear of Elinor's passing. We enjoyed visiting her with our therapy dog, Phantom. We talked about whatever book she was reading and enjoyed watching the birds out her window. She always had a smile on her face and a good ear scratch for Phantom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Michelle & Kevin Lake
June 27, 2019
Nancy, Jeannie, Christine, Gino & Jesse, so very sorry to hear of you mother, grandmothers passing. May you be blessed with all the happy memories and times spent together as family. Love and condolences for your loss.
Mike and Shawna
Shawna Zito-Hannan
June 26, 2019
Elinor, though I haven't seen you for awhile, you have been in my heart always. In junior high I met your daughter jean and I always lovegoing to your house and visiting you in Florida. You are such a lovely woman and will always be with me.
Cindy Frankopoulois
June 26, 2019
Cindy Frankopoulis
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