Elaine Lavorgna

Elaine Lavorgna (Lipnicki)

Friday, February 6th, 1931 - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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“A woman of great faith”
WATERBURY - Elaine E. (Lipnicki) Lavorgna, age 89, of Waterbury CT, passed away peacefully at home on July 22, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. She was the widow of Dante (Danny) Lavorgna.
Elaine was born February 6th 1931 in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of the late Nicholas Lipnicki and Frances (Thomasunis) Lipnicki. Elaine was a longtime parishioner of St. Frances Xavier Church. Her faith was very important to her and she was an associate member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, a member of the VFW Auxiliary as well as a member of the Legion of Mary. The most important thing to Elaine in life, was her family. Elaine and her husband Danny were avid golfers, fans of the NY Yankees and the UConn Huskies girl’s basketball team. They enjoyed cooking, traveling and baking together, listening to music and dancing. Elaine was always so proud of her flower and vegetable gardens. She also enjoyed embroidery and needle work. Elaine had an unparallel spirit of generosity and she was always an optimist when faced with difficulties. Her faith and love of God was enormous and she will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to know and love her.

Left to honor her legacy and cherish her love and memory, is her daughter, Linda and her granddaughter, Ana. Elaine is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her sisters; Adele Purdy (Ed), Margaret Podzunas (Albie), Alberta Grochowski (Stanley) and Mildred Laflamme (Sonny).

Elaine’s family would like to acknowledge and offer their personal appreciation and thanks to all of the staff at Vitas Hospice Heath Care and the personal and professional healthcare workers who attended to Elaine at the end of her life. A very special thanks to Lisa Accousti.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lavorgna will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday July 27, 2020 when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Francis Xavier Church, 625 Baldwin St. Waterbury. All those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. To honor Elaine’s memory and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery, 650 Willard Ave Newington CT 06111. Memories endure only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort, or a personal memory with the Lavorgna family on Elaine’s tribute page at
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    Monday, July 27th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, July 27th, 2020 10:00am
    Saint Francis Xavier
    605 Baldwin Street
    Waterbury, CT 06706
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    All those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church.


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Tyna lindsay

Posted at 12:03pm
Sending my deepest condolences to Linda and Ana. A devoted friend of my mom Sue Stokes. May they share the gardens of heaven together. Elaine will always be part of my childhood memories. Tyna Stokes Lindsay

Mickie Geary

Posted at 11:18am
Many fond memories of Elaine & Danny throughout all our married lives! Two wonderful people, they are united in Heaven I know!

sue bresnahan

Posted at 11:41am
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a great person.
My sincerest to you and Ana.
Sue Bresnahan

Aaron Marggraff

Posted at 08:50pm
So sorry for the passing of Elaine. As I hear it, she was there when I walked for the first time as a baby. Praying for peace for LInda and family. Love, Aaron Marggraff

Mary Donahue

Posted at 03:09pm
Linda several years ago we met. You lived across the street from the Celones of madison ave.
They were my relatives. When I visited I would come over to see you. Life kept us busy as years passed.
Before I knew it your Dad came to work the Post Office. I asked all the time how you were doing.
I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your daughter find comfort knowing that your parents are once again together
and watching over you and family. God Bless.

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