Elanna Zuller
ZULLER, ELANNA L., 16, died Wednesday August 31, 2011. She was the beloved daughter of Michael J. Zuller and Stephanie L. Plumb and stepdaughter of Holly E. Adamonis-Zuller. Elanna was starting her junior year at Pilgrim High School where she was a high honors student and soccer and lacrosse player. She has participated in mock trial for the past three years and was a member of the Warwick Firefighters Soccer Club for five years. She was the sister of Jacob and Isabella Zuller; granddaughter of Marilyn Zuller, Charles Plumb III, Richard and Cheryl Adamonis, Donna Adamonis and the late Elaine Plumb; great-grand daughter of Abraham Zuller, Beverly Zuller, and Barbara Plumb. Her funeral will be held Monday at 8:30am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, with a service at 10am in the Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Warwick Ave. Burial in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Elanna L. Zuller Memorial Sports Fund P.O. Box 8498 Warwick, RI 02888. This fund will carry on Elanna's joyous spirit and her love of all sports; so that children less fortunate can experience the same joy Elanna experienced in her life. Information and condolences, visit TheQuinnFuneralHome.com.
Published by The Providence Journal on Sep. 3, 2011.
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I love you Elanna ):
September 29, 2011
zuller family- im so sorry for you loss elanna look out for your family god bless u rest in peace
September 27, 2011
Dear Zuller Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Elanna. My name is Gail and I belong to a self help support group for parents,grandparents and adult-siblings, who have loss a child at any age for any reason. We are called the Compassionate Friends and you can locate us at www.tcfprovidence.com. In 2007 I loss my only child in a car accident, and I found these wonderful people who gave me the comfort and support I needed,at the darkest time of my life. If you need us we are here to help you. May you find some comfort in the memories you shared with your dauthter Elanna.
Gail Cambio
September 19, 2011
Elanna i miss you n love you your smile and laugh will live on your in my heart forever <3 resr in peace
ashley russo
September 12, 2011
Zuller Family,

I will never forget Elanna, she was a beautiful girl. I never once saw her with out a smile on her face, she brought joy and laughter to every room she walked in to. I will always miss her. Your whole family is in my hearts and prayers. My deepest condolences are with you </3
Megan Driscoll
September 10, 2011
Mike, Holly and Family...I cannot express to you how much my family misses that beautiful child. She was the kind of friend I was proud my daughter chose to be with. Her smile lit up my house. She was a pleasure to be around every day. You are in my thoughts more than you will ever know. I know she has the biggest wings and will watch us forever.
Donna Beneduce
September 9, 2011
Elanna - I was just recently looking at the Halloween pictures of you and Nick from years ago, when you were Dorothy. Such a beautiful girl, who never took off that glowing smile. From hearing all the beautiful memories your friends have been sharing with me, and from being your neighbor for over ten years, I can tell your zest for life was contagious. It's hard to explain but you had such a light to you. A warming smile, a kind heart. I can't imagine how bright the heavens are shining right now. I can't stop thinking and praying for you and your family but just know, I'm here for them. I saw Isabella today, and she is the cutest little girl ever. I know you're watching over them. I'm going to miss seeing you around. I can't walk out to my car without thinking of you. Rest easy, beautiful. Love you now, and I love you forever. Wish I got the chance to tell you in person what a wonderful girl you were. <3
Meghann Papaioannou
September 8, 2011
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 8, 2011
Stephanie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am positive that Elanna was a wonderful daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter and will be deeply missed by all.
Karen Hudson Desrosiers
September 7, 2011
To the Zuller family, I consider myself lucky to have had Elanna in my 7th grade English class many years ago. She was full of life...funny...but what I remembered the most about her when I think of her was her ability to accept everyone and be kind to everyone. That is a gift that many junior high school kids (and maybe even adults) never learn or learn to late in life. She had it at 12! I can see from the memories of her from her Pilgrim classmates, that she never lost it and it only grew stronger. She loved her family and her friends and I have no doubt that she will be watching over all of you till you meet her again someday. My prayers to all of your family and especially to Jacob and Isabella. It is hard to mourn as an adult but even harder as a child. The Aldrich and Pilgrim community is with you and praying for you. Eternal rest be granted upon her and perpetual light shine upon her..may she rest in peace.

Kristen Bears- Aldrich Junior High
September 7, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Zuller Family. Elanna’s smile is going to be missed by many in the hallways of Pilgrim. Elanna was a very bright person with a great personality. She could put a smile on anyone’s face. She will be missed by many.
Danny Gillis
September 7, 2011

Mike,Holly and Family,
I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful tribute you gave Elanna.The courage,strength and LOVE that was not only talked about but felt was truly amazing.I am sure that Elanna is looking down feeling just as proud of her family as you are of her.My wish for your family is that soon you will feel Elanna blow you a kiss,dry your tears and help you to smile again.Know we are praying for you everyday with heavy hearts.
Kerri,Dave Brown
September 7, 2011
I imagine there is no pain more far-reaching and deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to your at this most difficult time.
Becki Kennedy
September 7, 2011
elanna zuller was a very intelligent, hardworking, beautiful young woman who's passing was untimely. If Elanna could teach us one thing it would be to live for the momment, work hard towards a better future, and always let people you love know they are loved. May ms. Zuller bring together the Pilgrim community and ignite the fire within us to be successful and accepting of each other.
no one of significants
September 6, 2011
There aren't enough prayers or words of sympathy that can fill this hole in our hearts.
There is only love,there is only love.
May God's love bring you peace and comfort.
September 6, 2011
Dear Marilyn, Mike, and family,
I saw your pain and wished I could help you get through this nightmare. I believe the following:
When God leads you to the edge of a cliff, TRUST Him fully and let go. One of two things will happen - either He will catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! Be safe and know you are loved.
Connie Lemoi
September 6, 2011
to the Zuller family, please know you must have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family. know that Elanna is an angle looking down on all of you. god bless you all.
graduate of pilgrim...1963!
susan j. whittingham
September 6, 2011
My dear Marilyn:
My heart goes out to you and your family as I learn of this tragedy. May you find comfort and peace knowing there's a new angel in heaven....Much love,
Stella Maris-Martin
September 6, 2011
Marilyn & Family,

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your granddaughter. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Kathy Shalvey Murtagh
September 6, 2011
To Marilyn and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this unbearable time. I remember Elanna as a little girl full of joy and happiness. My prayers are with all of you and I know that Elanna will be watching over all of you because she was an angel on this earth and I know she is an angel in Heaven.
Marilyn, If you need anything, I am here for you.
Dina Heroux
Dina Heroux
September 6, 2011
Dear Michael, Marilyn, and Beverly,
My sister just told me about your terrible, tragic loss of Elanna. I want you to know how deeply sorry I am and wish that there was something that I could do to help to comfort you! Please remember all of the wonderful things about Elanna and the cherished time that you had to spend with her while she was with all of you. Now she is tenderly watching over all of you.
Leonard Factor
September 6, 2011
Dear Marilyn, Michael, and entire family of Elanna's,
I am SSOO deeply sorry to have learned of your loss. I hope that my words might be of some comfort to help ease the pain of losing such a beauitful girl. I am just so sorry.....May she rest in peace.....
Maxine Factor
September 6, 2011
dear zuller family, our hearts and prayers with you all, luv stephanie ditusa and family
September 6, 2011
TO MARILYN AND FAMILY.....So sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayers are with you ....may she rest in peace....
Cheryl (lynch) Lucier
September 6, 2011
Elanna was a beautiful girl both inside and out. She had a truely joyous spirit and will forever be in our hearts. Sending lots of love, prayers and support xoxox Tara
Tara Townsend
September 6, 2011
My heart goes out to the Zuller family and the PHS Community. I know Elanna is with other Pilgrim Angels that were taken from us too soon. "Once a Patriot, Always a Patriot".
Class of 2001
Stephanie Demirjian
September 6, 2011
To the Zuller Family,
I am so sorry to hear about this tragic event and the lost of your daughter and granddaughter. Marilyn, my prayers and thoughts are there and hope that all of you are able to find the strength to get through this.
Andrew Geller
September 6, 2011
To the Zuller family, I did not know Elanna but by reading her obituary she was a wonderful, beautiful young woman. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, as a grandmother I cannot even imagine the pain you are feeling. I will keep your family in my prayers and hope someday you will be at peace and enjoy the beautiful memories of such an exceptional, beautiful daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece you had. My sincere deepest sympathies. A grandmother
A Grandmother
September 6, 2011
I am so very sorry for your loss. Her smile and laughter will be greatly missed.
Stephanie Shelton
September 6, 2011
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye - 1932
September 5, 2011
My sincere condolences for your family's unimaginable loss...the loss of your child. Prayers are with you, God Bless.
A Mom Who Cares
September 5, 2011
To all of Elanna's family.. A few yrs ago I coached Elanna on one of her WFF soccer teams and she was always a joy to watch.. she was sweet and polite and you could tell she was very supported by her family... Her beautiful face will be very sadly missed and never forgotten....I am so very sorry for you loss and pray that you get the strength to get through these tough times...Betsy Ellis
betsy ellis
September 5, 2011
To Holly and Elanna's Family:
Such a beautiful young woman;such a tragic loss for all of you.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With sincere sympathy,
Diana's "Auntie"& Uncle Shawn
Shawn & Jean Carron
September 5, 2011
To Elanna's family:
sending sincere sympathy, warm thoughts & prayers...
Jessica Hoxie
September 5, 2011
Dear Jacob, Isabella and Elanna's extended family, I am so sorry about Elanna's passing. I have had the pleasure of educating all three of the children at Holliman School. I always enjoyed seeing her in the lobby when she would come to greet her siblings. She was a beautiful girl with a great smile that lit up the room. May you be comforted with the memories of the happy times. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With love and sympathy, Lorrie L. Goralski
Lorrie L. Goralski
September 5, 2011
My Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to The Family and Freinda Of Elanna
Lisa GF
September 5, 2011
Stephanie, I'm so sorry. I pray for your strength during this time. Many hearts break for you, mine included.

Thursday Kathy
Kathy Audette
September 5, 2011
Marilyn I am so sorry to hear of of the loss of your beautiful grand daughter.
My thought and prayers are with you and your family
Donna Ohsberg
September 5, 2011
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May she rest in peace in God's loving hands. My sincere sympathies and prayers to your family,
A soccer mom of teens in NK
September 5, 2011
To Michael, Stephanie and Elanna's extended family: Please accept our deepest condolences on the sudden loss of Elanna. Our hearts ache for you. May your memories help you through this most difficult time.
Jim & Carol Bastow
September 5, 2011
Our prayers our with you.
Sandy and Missy
September 5, 2011
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Tara Zanni
September 5, 2011
Stephaie, It is a very hard time, but just think of all the good times w/her. There is no words that can express my synmpathy for you. May god rest her sole and R.I.P. She will always be wathcing you from above.
John Abatiello
September 5, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time sorrow.
Michael and Christine Sarza
September 5, 2011
Michael and Steph,
Im in shock and so sorry for your loss. Elanna was so beautiful and I know she will be watching over her family to get you through this most difficult time. I wish I could do something to heal your broken hearts. I will never forget her beautiful smile.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Cherie Schuhmann Williamson
Cherie Williamson
September 4, 2011
A life that touches the hearts of others goes on forever. May Elanna live on in that special place in your heart that's reserved only for her.
Caring thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you.

Cheryl & Ron
Cheryl Casey
September 4, 2011
I hugged my daughter this evening... just wishing I could pass even a moment of comfort to you and your family.

A mom in Warwick
September 4, 2011
Steph, There is nothing anyone can say to take this pain away for you. I am so sorry you and yours are going through this. My deepest condolences.
Marilyn Boudreau
September 4, 2011
Holly & Michael,
We are so speechless, I am so sorry about your loss of Elanna, wish there was something we could do to take the pain away, may you find comfort with one another and god give you the strength to get through this, you are all in our thoughts and prayers, if there is anything we could do please let us know.
Love Perry & Liz Santurri
Elizabeth Santurri
September 4, 2011
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. To lose a child is unspeakable, and heart breaking. May she shine with the angels.

A loving mom.
September 4, 2011
Deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
September 4, 2011
You are very deep in my thoughts. I cannot express my thoughts of sympathy for you. You are in my prayers.
Steven Upham
September 4, 2011
Our deepest condolences to the Zuller Family. You will always be in our thoughts & prayers. Mason & Laura Sock
September 4, 2011
To Elanna's family,

We are very sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet girl who always wore a smile.
Dean Famiano
September 4, 2011
Mike, my deepest and heart-felt condolences to you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Michelle Ethier
September 4, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow.
Jack Lambert
September 4, 2011
Steph -

Words cannot express the sorrow that I feel for you and your family. .....Im thinking of you. ...Please know that I am always here for you.
September 4, 2011
I am very sorry for the loss of Elanna. From a mother that lost an 18 year old in a car accident 5 yrs ago. You are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Elanna and God Bless.
Maria Goulart
September 4, 2011
Holly & Michael,
My heart broke when I heard the news of your beautiful daughther's passing. I cannot imagine the depth of your sorrow. I wish I had words to comfort you in your grief, but I know their are none that could possibly take away your pain. Although words seem futile now in the midst of your sorrow, they are all I have to give to you. Please accept these written words as warm hugs to wrap yourself in, and know that I am holding you and your family in my heart at this difficult time.
Kristin & Michael Germani-Silva
September 4, 2011
Our prayers go out to you and your family. You will always be in our prayers. Love Sandra and Missy
September 4, 2011
To the Zuller Family, i didn't know Elanna, or any member of this family. But, my heartfelt condolences to all. May, Elanna rest in peace , in the arms of our God. Cathy Morrill
cathy morrill
September 4, 2011
I didnt know Elanna, but I saw her a few times in the hallway. May she Rest In Peace
Gone yet not forgotton all though your apart form us.. your spirit lives within us forever in our hearts!
Haley Del Core
September 4, 2011
To the family of Beautiful Elanna, My daughter Jillian grew up with Elanna all thru elementary school, Jr high and High school. Jillians last name began with a Y an always stood next to Elanna at the end of the year graduation. I would see her walking to school in a beautiful Yellow sweater and think of the times Jillian would tell me how nice she is and glad she came back to the Pilgrim schools. My deepest sympathy goes to you, there are no words to express our sorrow for all of you. We willl keep both familys in our prayers.

The Yehle Family
September 4, 2011
My deepest condolences to Elanna's family and friends. I didn't have the privelage of knowing her but she was a very close friend of my grandson and I know he is hurting also. You all will be in my prayers.
Joyce Salinger
September 4, 2011
To the Zuller families, my deepest prays go out to you. May God guide you through this very sad time.Our prayers are with you all.
Michael and Gail Truitt
September 4, 2011
stephanie, michael, holly and family-
we are so very sorry for your loss and cannot imagine what you are going through right now. may all the wonderful memories of your beautiful Elanna help get you through this difficult time. i will always treasure the times our children enjoyed together and i will never forget her always smiling face!we are praying for you all.
daniella and chris oliver
September 4, 2011
I had the privilege of being Elanna's art teacher at Holliman for five years and then again at Aldrich for seventh grade. What a wonderful, funny, hard-working and bright student she was! She loved to learn new things and I have so many fond memories of an elementary-aged Elanna with her long dark hair and her pretty outfits. I am so sorry for your loss. I am fortunate to have taught such a wonderful girl.
Jana DeSimone
Jana DeSimone
September 4, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful child. I do not know you or your beautiful Elanna but I do have three daughters and am mourning with you. We are all bonded by the love we have for our children. May God hold your precious angel in the plam of His mighty hand.

September 4, 2011
Deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I still picture Elanna as the cute 6th grader at Holliman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. We are so sorry...
Melissa, Bill, Cameron, Connor, & Collin Devine
September 4, 2011
To the family of Elanna,

I am so sorry for your loss. My son Jahshaun was in your daughter math class and he said she was a very nice person and a great personality.

I know that god will guide you through this and the community will pray for your family during this trying time..

May god bless you and you already have a beautiful Angel above.

The Jenkins family
September 4, 2011
On behalf of myself and my family I wish to offer my most sincere and deepest condolences to Elanna's family for the heartbreaking loss of one of the most wonderful children I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was truly a beautiful person, with a contagious smile and a heart of gold. She touched the lives of so many without even knowing how amazing she truly was ~that was the true beauty of her ?
Keri Salinger
September 4, 2011
September 4, 2011
My deepest sympathies,Stephine to you and your family.My heart goes out to you.May god bless you at most diffcult time.Now you have a beautiful angel watching over you.Peace be with you and your family always.
Donna Richard
September 4, 2011
Elanna exemplified the characteristics of a perfect soccer player in that she always had a smile, loved the game and her teammates, played fairly, and was always showed excellent sportsmanship on and off the field. She will be deeply missed at WFFSC, especially by her coaches and fellow players. Everyone at WFFSC sends their condolences and deepest sympathies.
Doyle Byrd
September 4, 2011
Dear Mike and Family, Im sorry to hear of your loss of your beautiful girl Elanna, My deepest sympathy goes out to all. Jo-Ann White ( Margaret Keebler's Niece)
Jo-Ann White
September 4, 2011
I will miss that smile. My heart goes out to you and your family. Know that she was loved and will be missed!
April Wolfenden
September 3, 2011
September 3, 2011
Stephanie and Michael , I am so sorry for your loss, I can't imagine loosing a child but she will always be in your heart.. I will keep you in my prayers
Sandy Connors
September 3, 2011
I went to school with Elanna in 6th grade. I was shocked when I saw this. My heart goes out to her and her family.
Brandon LaFleur
September 3, 2011
Uncle Charlie ,Stefanie,and family my sincere sympathy for your loss. No One should have to bury their child I know because it happened to me.You will all be in my prayers.Stefanie if you need anyone to talk to call me. Love your cousin Donna DiStefano Rossi xoxox
donna rossi
September 3, 2011
We love you , there are no words to express the sadness in my heart and our families hearts . You are forever an angel .
Elizabeth Pedchenko
September 3, 2011
Stephanie, Michael and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Paulette & Leo Leroux
September 3, 2011
My heartfelt sympathy to all of your family. Elanna was a student of mine in 7th grade. Wonderful, hard working girl....her smile would always brighten up the room. She will be missed.
Gloria Rossiter
September 3, 2011
My heart goes out to this family, having lost my only child I know there no words to comfort. Just know you are being thought of in a very special way. God bless and comfort you at this time.
She is a beautiful angel!

Cheryl Rhoten (friend of Karens)
September 3, 2011
Prayers for your family during this tragic time.
Cheryl Francis
September 3, 2011
Marilyn, my heart goes out to you, your son, and entire family. There are no words that can console on such a loss, but please know everyone who loves you (and we are many)is grieving with you and your dear family.
Barbara Alsabek
September 3, 2011
Holly and the Zuller Family,
My heart is so saddened for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Please know we and your Rinco Family are all praying for you.
Dianne Conley
September 3, 2011
Elanna was an elementary school friend throughout highschool and a coworker of mine, she was a kind girl and a friend to all, my prayers are with her and her family.
Davien Brown
September 3, 2011
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you all. Elanna will never be forgotten. God Bless you all at this very difficult time. - The Reilly Family
September 3, 2011
I was friends with Elanna in day care and go to Pigrim with her, but we lost touch. I'm so sorry that this has happened to her,and it's a huge loss for everyone she's met and anyone who hasn't gotten the chance.
Caroline Powell
September 3, 2011
September 3, 2011
I wasn't best friends with Elanna, but she was a great person and a good soccer player. I enjoyed playing on her team for a little bit. I could always count on her. She was always upbeat and had a good heart. In my prayers.
Lexi Sullivan
September 3, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless.
September 3, 2011
May you RIP Elanna. You had a beautiful smile and even though I haven't talked to you since you left Coventry, I never forgot how much of a beautiful person you were<3. My prayers go out to the Zuller family during this difficult time.
Selena Fortes
September 3, 2011
We are so deeply saddened by your loss, our heart-felt condolences and prayers for your family.
Kelly, Jonathan and Benjamin Hunt
Kelly Hunt
September 3, 2011
i was not best friends with her both i know her is so nice and funny she was alway so happy we are all going to miss her so much
Amanda Auger
September 3, 2011
I didn't know Elanna or the family very well but I was in St. Paul school at the same time as Jenn and Stephanie. I am sorry about your loss and thoughts and pryers are with your whole family.
Joan Given
September 3, 2011
Holly, my heart goes out to you and your family. There are no words to express the loss of a child. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Terry Melei
September 3, 2011
I coached Elanna for many years at WFFSC and I loved seeing her smile since she was in second grade with my daughter Brittany. She have a great passion to play sports.

Will always remember her.
Robert Enright
Warwick RI
Robert Enright
September 3, 2011
Our Prays are for this beautiful girl, and her family.
Bob and Jeannie LaNinfa
Bob LaNinfa
September 3, 2011
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