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Elaine A. Songini

January 20, 1938 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old


It is with great sadness we announce that Elaine Songini passed away on February 9, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Elaine was born in Springfield, MA on January 20th, 1938, to parents Albert Plouffe of Vermont and Loretta DeForge of Ware, MA.

Elaine attended the High School of Commerce, meeting her teenage sweetheart Robert Songini, marrying on May 11, 1957, and married for 66 years, surviving him as he passed in July, 2022.

Elaine took pride in caring for her family and keeping a happy home. She was a loving and supportive wife who enjoyed cooking; known for her famous homemade pies and spaghetti sauce. She was a lover of flowers who kept a flourishing garden, often a background for photos of her grandchildren. When she wasn’t gardening, she was watching her favorite New England sports teams and looking forward to Friday lunches with high school friends. She spent many winters on Siesta Key Beach, FL with her late husband and wonderful and supportive friends.

She was predeceased by her brothers Bernard and Norman Plouffe and sister Gertrude Pozzi, leaving behind her sister Doris Corwell of Illinois and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She leaves behind her 4 children, Robert Songini (Heather), Donna Sullivan (Vincent), Laurie Songini, and Michael Songini (Denise), along with her 5 grandchildren, Robin DelNegro, Rachel Sullivan, Nicholas Chamberlain, Adam Songini and Gianna Songini.

Family and friends are invited to Elaine’s Liturgy of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 11 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 1900 Allen Street, Springfield. Committal services will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation in East Longmeadow is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.


Funeral Mass
February 15, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church (Springfield)
1900 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118


Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129


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