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Elida R. Kelleher

October 26, 1934 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 85)


East Longmeadow- Elida “Bunny” R. (LaMora) Kelleher 85, died October 13, 2020 at her residence. She was the devoted wife of John Kelleher who predeceased her in 1999.
Born in Plattsburgh , NY Elida was the daughter of the late Orel and Rena (Rougier) LaMora. She retired as Supervisor after 53 years from H.P. Hood and Sons, where she loved working. Her family was the most important thing to her; and she enjoyed yard and gardening work.
Besides her parents and husband, Elida was predeceased by three brothers, Maynard, Archibald and Robert LaMora; three sisters, Sylvia Teal, Nicky Rivers and Theresa Aldrich
; and two grandchildren, Jesse Kelleher and Cory Garwacki. She is survived by two sons, William Kelleher of Springfield, John “Ken” Kelleher Jr. and his wife Jeanne, of Agawam; one daughter Elizabeth Garwacki and her husband John, of East Longmeadow; two sisters, Patricia MacCarrol of East Longmeadow, Thelma Prokop of Southwick; five grandchildren, Josh Kelleher and his wife Ashley, Samantha Kelleher and her fiancé Giani DiPalma, Caity Kelleher, Adam Kelleher and Sarah(Garwacki) Mahan and her husband John; six great grandchildren, Molly, Conor, Nolan, Jesse, Dylan, and Jake; along with extended family members. Funeral services and burial are private. In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to Cory J. Garwacki Foundation, P.O.Box 484, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Forastiere Smith Family Funeral Home, East Longmeadow is entrusted with arrangements.




Hillcrest Park Cemetery
895 Parker Street
Springfield, MA 01129

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