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“Dear Andrew,We were so sorry to learn of your loss. It's wonderful, however, to learn of your long and happy marriage. Please know that we are...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bruce and Mary McCarthy - Naples, FL


2 of 7 | Posted by: MICHAEL TERRIZZI - FL

“Thinking of you Andy, Peter and family, Peace and love to you all. Remembering Elena and all of her devotion to Emarc and better lives for people...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: susan nadworny - Melrose, MA

“Christina. I remember your mom and her wonderful spirit, presence and contributions to the EMARC program. She was a beautiful person inside and out...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Mary McCarthy - Marietta, GA

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5 of 7 | Posted by: Paul Previte

“We are so saddened by the news. I will never forget your gentle and kind mom. Great role model for us all. Sending prayers your way. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Margaret Roy - Merrimack, NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John W Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Elena P. (Fiore) Previte passed away peacefully at The Residence at Melrose Station on Oct. 15, 2019. She was 93 years of age.

Elena was born in Boston, MA to Joseph and Stella (Mariani) Fiore on December 21, 1925 and was the middle child of 5 children. She grew up in Hyde Park, MA where she graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1943. She then went on to attend Burdett College to pursue secretarial science education.
On Valentine's Day 1960, she met the love of her life, Andrew at a dance where it is said that he saw her across the dance floor and told his buddy "you see that girl over there…I am going to marry her".

They were married on April 15, 1961 at St. Pius X Church and had the most wonderful, loving marriage and were role models to so many.
Elena was a devoted, dedicated, nurturing mother to her two children Peter and Christina.
Having a child with special needs changed Elena's path somewhat as she committed herself to being a stay at home mother putting her children's needs before all else.

She was an active member of EMARC (now known as Communitas), a group that focuses on individualized support for people of all disabilities where she acted as both secretary and eventually treasurer.

Elena was an amazing cook. She took pride in providing her family with such delicious meals. Family was the most important thing to Elena. She was full of joy when her entire family (sister, brothers, nieces and nephews) were together.

She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Dressed with such elegance, grace and style one would always take notice when she entered a room.
She was the sweetest and most caring grandmother to Daniel and Timothy as well as for a short time with her late grandson Matthew. Their memory of her time with them will live on forever.

Elena was also an active and devout member of The Church of the Incarnation since the early 1960's.

Elena was a big sports fan especially to her Boston Red Sox and N.E. Patriots. You would often find her ear to the radio listening to Gil Santos and Gino Cappelletti call the game which she preferred to televised commentary. She would say, "they are good guys because they are Italian "!

Elena was the beloved wife of 58 years to Andrew J. Previte. Dedicated & loving mother of Peter Previte, and Christina E. Raymond & her husband Daniel of Windham, NH. Cherished grandmother of Daniel J. Raymond II & his wife Kaitlyn, Timothy M. Raymond and the late Matthew A. Raymond. Caring sister of Adele Tarallo of Canton, Alfred Fiore of Milton and the late John Fiore & Dino Fiore. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose in Thursday, Oct. 17th from 4-7PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Elena's name to the Special Olympics, 512 Forest St, Marlborough, MA 01752 or @ www.specialolympicsma.org.