Elizabeth Lorene Priest

Elizabeth Lorene Priest was born on August 31, 1926. On August 8, 2019 she passed through the gates of heaven. She will be cremated with a private service.
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  1. Cindy Lou Miller Gordon on August 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    I love you so much, more than woods can expressy….. the only one who cared for me.
    I’ll miss you forever and always in my heart.

  2. Eddie priest on August 9, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Hi. Kids very sorry for your loss, she & Johnny were always a lot of fun at the party’s we had at the italian club. My prayers are with her

  3. Mary Catherine Alcaro on August 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

    TINA,MY HEART IS WITH YOU….my Mom and your Mom I just can’t believe they are both gone…my prayers to everyone there for strength

  4. Linda (Salvato)Gould on August 10, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Tina, words can’t express the sadness I feel at this time. My prayers go out to you, Diane and Christopher.

  5. Marylin on August 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Nena; I loved her. I’m so sorry for your loss. She’s resting in peace now . Love you. My condolences.

  6. Sam Peele on August 10, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Tina, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Mama. Sending you much love and prayers for you and your family. ~~Your FB friend Sam Peele ~~

  7. Carmela on August 10, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Christina I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Joseph Stallone on August 10, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to my “Extended Family” living in New England! So many of you, I do not even know, but are always in my heart. I have always thought fondly of Elizabeth and Johnny, Tina Marie, Rose and Sonny, Cindy Lou, Joe, Junior, Marie and many more!

  9. Ginger Gervais on August 10, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Diane, Chris, and Tina, you kept great care of your mother since your dad passed. Now they are together in heaven. You all have each other and know that we grieve with you and pray that you find comfort in all the memmories. Love to each of you and your families.Ginger, John, Logan, and Isabella Gervais.

  10. Diane M Shamshak on August 11, 2019 at 2:11 am

    To my wonderful mother,
    Mom you where the epitome of love…You and Dad always sacrifced to give us three kids what we needed…. at all costs.
    You are true loving parents who gave the sacrifice … and are now rewarded in the gates of HEAVEN,……. REJOICE YOU TWO ARE TOGETHER AGAIN!
    Diane, Chris & Tina, FOREVER LOVE!!


  11. Larry Palmacci on August 11, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Dear Diane, Chris & Tina,

    So sorry for your loss. Aunt Betty was such a sweet and gentle person always with a welcoming smile whenever as kid i’d venture from Andrew Street your house on Fairmont where a snack was ever present and offered! Or if needed a ride to my music lesson she’s summon Uncle Johnny to say Larry needs a lift! Love & Sympathy to you all!

  12. Carmen Priest on August 11, 2019 at 2:49 am

    So very sorry for your loss, Sending prayers & love your way.

  13. Marie and Tony Clementi on August 12, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Tina, Diane and Chris, I remember your mom and dad so well and their visits to grandma Madelyn’s house on Andrew Street. So many happy and wonderful times there and at Amy’s house. … Your mother always had a warm and caring nature. Thankfully, all the fun memories and get togethers will always be remembered with love. Lots of prayers and special thoughts for you all.

  14. Jeannie Clifford Gagliardo on August 12, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Diane, Chris, and Tina,

    Your mum was my second mother for so long while Diane and I grew up from preteens throughout life. She always had those fabulous cookies from the North End that you’d send your dad to get (in the same kitchen as her ever present wooden spoon).

    She, indeed, was a fabulous mum always worrying if this or that were good enough for her kids. I’m certain she’ll be deeply missed for years to come. Take solace in knowing your loving dad will be there with the biggest smile for her in heaven (maybe Missy will be by his side).

    May you know the gates have been thrown wide open for her entrance as she was the gentlest soul I’ve known.

  15. Diane M Shamshak on September 25, 2019 at 2:58 am


    We can’t deal without your forever smile looking at us daily, your presence, your needs and Your Loving Critique!…. HaHa!

    You Are Forever Loved By
    Your Ever Loving Children, Forever Mom, ” Yours Only”:
    Diane, Chris, Tina.

    Your Grandchildren:
    Forever Loving You!!
    “Gina, Tom, Nick, Jon & Michael”…What “STARS” you have!!

    Your Loving Greats!
    Miss Penelope, Masters Quentin, Harrison, Logan & “THE NEW GIRL” to be named in November 2019.


  16. Diane M Shamshak on September 27, 2019 at 3:19 am


    We Celebrated The Life of ” Aunt Nora” today!!!!

    Her Mass was so beautiful & the family & cousins participated througout the Mass in readings, it was so beautiful!!
    Her family included you in the mass of remembrance. It was, “So touching & Beautiful”, for them to consider you on their day of Mourning. Especially, on “Aunt Nora’s Day!!!”

    We have a such Loving Family!!
    Thank You,
    Mary Catherine, & Francis
    Diane, Chris & Tina

  17. Diane M Shamshak on October 3, 2019 at 2:50 am


    I can’t stop crying…

    I know your in Your in heaven now.. with Dad!

    Peace be with you,Forever!

    Forever Love,
    From all of Your Children, Grands & Greats

  18. Diane Shamshak on July 17, 2020 at 2:29 am


    Today a year ago to date today, 7/16/2019, we went for your last Dr’s appointments, with Dr Dalrymple @ 11:15am for toe cuttings.

    Then to Kate Saragossa @ 1:45pm for a Cancer screening. This was the hottest & most humid day of the year yet!

    I don’t know how you were able to survive all that heat & humidity with the little oxygen canister of 2L & your difficult breathing prolems, but you, the ROCK STAR, you did it!

    Forever missing you,

    Every Day Mom.

    I Love You Dearly!

    xoxoxo Diane

  19. Diane M Shamshak on August 8, 2020 at 5:09 am

    Today is 8/8/2020.

    “You are now celebrating your First year in Heaven with God &

    I am so “Glad” that God took you to Heaven when he did. Covid 19 has been a Heartfelt Sorrow for so many families.

    The rioting and disturbances in society today are unreal. You would have died from worry for all mankind.

    I know that I/we could not have ever parted for one minute without being by your side, for a dr’s appointment or for a Hospital stay.

    Mumma,You were taken by God at this time not to suffer any longer.

    It is your reward now to be in Heaven.

    It is “Our loss to be without you”. Yet you are, within Gods Grace Forever. We now, “REJOICE for YOU EVERYDAY!”

    We Love You Mom!!!!
    Your Children,
    YourGrands &
    We Will All Love You Forever!

  20. Tina Priest on August 18, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    My Beautiful Mama,

    Your First Year Anniversary Mama I cannot believe we have not had you an entire year already. We couldn’t celebrate a Memorial Mass with the Covid virus among us. You would be so happy to know that Diane and Tommy made sure I wasn’t alone. We toasted to you and the beautiful memories and life you gave to us and enjoyed the most delicious of meals that you would have loved.

    The days seem to just blend together with tears and lonliness without you Mama even after a year, and surely in the days to come. But, I am thankful to God our Heavenly Father for releasing you from your suffering. Every day I miss the special love you gave to me, Ben and Livy. God called Livy on April 4th, 2020, I could hardly get through making that call to let Livy go to Heaven’s gate and into your loving waiting arms Mama. There are no words to describe the pain. I kept hearing your voice through my river of tears telling me in the most calm and loving voice, “it will be alright TIna, don’t cry”. It’s been so hard Mama without you. There are days, most days, I feel I just can never live again without you by my side. You were my heart Mama. You were the only one who really understood me and accepted me for my good and bad. You always forgave me and loved me no matter what.

    You would be so proud of Diane & Tommy as they take such good care of me now. The house is so empty without you and Livy–we are no longer the ‘Golden Girls’. Your ‘Ben Boy’ is here watching over things. He stays in your room guarding it and watching over your images as St. Gabriel and St. Michael guard the Heavenly Gates. He misses you so much Mama. He is such a faithful boy to you for rescuing him and loving him all his years.

    I know that God has reunited you with Daddy, your Mama & Dad, Livy all our loving pets, and all the family that you held so close in your prayers daily. We will forever feel your profound loss Mama, and I for one can say my heart will be shattered until I see you in Heaven again one day. I love you Mama so much, and I always and forever will. Your Little Girl, Tina Marie. Give Daddy and Livy a kiss for me. So long for now.

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