NAIMAN, Elissa Braga 67, of Ashland, MA passed away on December 3, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Stephen H. Naiman of Ashland, sons Adam David Naiman of Christchurch, NZ and Ethan Joshua Naiman of Barre, MA., her sister Cara Pucci of Elmira, NY and brother John Mark Braga of John's Island, SC. and their spouses. Elissa was a 1972 graduate of Boston Conservatory and taught private voice lessons for many years at the Performing Arts Center of Metrowest and in her home studio. She performed with the Shir Joy Chorus of Massachusetts. Elissa was a former board member at the Congregation Shaarei Shalom in Ashland and was a co-founder of Evergreen, a social group at the synagogue. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts in Elissa's name be made to the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation. (www.mattiemiracle.com
). Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Matarese Funeral Home in ASHLAND. www.mataresefuneral.com
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Published by Boston Globe from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2014.