Araujo, E

Elena Araujo, 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 17, 2021, surrounded by her late brother’s loving children.

Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Amelia (Gregorio) Araujo.

A lifelong resident of the city, Elena was a communicant of St. Mary’s Parish, Pawtucket, for many years. She worked as an office manager for Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company in Pawtucket, North Providence and Southeastern Massachusetts before retiring in 2005. Elena enjoyed playing cards, watching the Boston Red Sox games and never missed her soap operas. She lived by example and influenced everyone around her to be better. Elena’s absence will be greatly missed amongst her small family circle that meant everything to her.

She leaves her only surviving sibling, a sister, Maria F. Araujo, who she resided with her entire life; two nieces and a nephew, who selflessly oversaw her wellbeing, Jody Norberg and her husband, Christopher, Michael Araujo and his wife, Marylou, all of Pawtucket, and Kristen Angela and her husband, Daniel, of Lincoln, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the sister of the late José and Manuel Araujo.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning with visitation at 10 a.m., followed by services at 11:30 a.m. in William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Interment in the family lot will follow at Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. In an effort to maintain the health of the elderly and immunocompromised, the family has respectfully requested that everyone in attendance at the funeral home and cemetery chapel to wear face masks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 3805-9959 would be appreciated.

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