Elaine  Velardo
Elaine Velardo

February 28, 1934 - August 6, 2018
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Harper Woods, Michigan
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Elaine L. Velardo, age 84, died peacefully on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Ascension Health-St John Hospital in Detroit. Elaine was born on February 28, 1934 in Detroit and attended Denby High School.

On August 23, 1952, Elaine Michael married Oresto J. “Russ” Velardo in Ohio. They made their home in Harper Woods where they raised their family.

Elaine, or Grandma “E.” as she was know to the kids, was a cook and headed up food service for Tyrone Elementary School in the Harper Woods School District. She enjoyed sewing. Her family described her as being concerned about everyone else before herself.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 65 years, Russ; their two children, Michael Velardo and Cindy Oke (Norman); two grandchildren, Robert Degryse and William Pierce; and two great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Conner. She was affectionately know as “Toots” to her family.

Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure...

I love you Mom, the love of my life and Best Friend...Cindy

Services are private.




Private services have been held.