Matarese Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc.
325 Main St
Ashland, MA
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.matarese

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Boston Globe from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2014.
No memorial events are currently scheduled.
To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Funeral services provided by:
Matarese Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

4 Entries
Elissa was a wonderful voice teacher and a wonderful person. I've never known someone kinder or gentler. I have been thinking of her a lot, and I will continue to think of her when I sing.
Stacey Teman
December 6, 2014
Elissa taught me voice lessons for around 10 years. She knew me since I was about 11 years old and watched me grow up. She was a wonderful voice teacher with a beautiful voice, but most importantly a beautiful heart. She was the kindest, sweetest lady, and was like another family member to me. She was always both a teacher and a friend, and my heart goes out to her family, friends, and other students. She will be sorely missed by the many people whose lives she touched; She touched my life in so many ways, and I will never forget her.
Kerry Teman
December 4, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Elissa's passing. My heartfelt condolences to Elissa's family. Elissa gave voice lessons to my 2 daughters for many years. She not only gave them the gifts of music and singing, but she gave them the gift of knowing a wonderful friend and role model. Elissa will be greatly missed by all of us!
Emily Teman
December 4, 2014
Elissa was my singing colleague in the Shir Joy Chorus, a friend and my voice teacher. She came across as quiet and shy, but really was a strong, determined yet kind and sweet woman. My heart goes out to her family.
Eva Friedner
December 3, 2014
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 results