Floral 11

Elaine Rosalie (Calabro) Canavan

September 3, 1933 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 88)


Braintree – Elaine Rosalie (Calabro) Canavan, 88, of Braintree passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 13, 2021.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband of many years, John Canavan (2006). Daughter of the late Lillian (Ferrara) and Antonino Calabro, formerly of Sicily, Italy.  Elaine was born on September 3, 1933 and raised and educated in South Boston.  She held many cherished memories from her youth, including her time cheering for Southie High, sunning down at Carson Beach, and working her first job at The Strand Theater.  Elaine had a smile that lit up the room and her warm and loving personality radiated to everyone wherever she went.  She found her greatest joy providing for her children and sharing in their lives in every manner possible. Elaine was the very heart of her family. Everyone loved coming through her door knowing there was a delicious meal and funny story to enjoy. Elaine will be deeply missed by her family and many friends, especially those she made throughout her 21 years at Logan Park, Braintree.

Elaine is survived by her children, Joanne Bracken (Don) of Sandwich, Barbara Greenberg (Steven) of Sharon, Joseph Canavan (Michelle) of Plymouth, Marie Canavan of Braintree, and Mary-Kate Canavan of Gloucester.  She was the cherished grandmother of Corey, Ryan, and Lily-Rose (Bracken), Drew and Paige (Canavan), and Jordan and Max (Greenberg). Elaine leaves behind her beloved younger sister, Joanne Peterson (Herbert) of Westwood, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Elaine was predeceased by her brothers, Antonino (Sonny) and Frederick Calabro.

A Funeral mass will be held Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00am, at St. Clare Church (1244 Liberty Street), Braintree. Masks are encouraged. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Marge Crispin Center, 46 Lincoln Street, Braintree, MA 02184, “Elaine Canavan” in memo. http://www.margecrispincenter.com/

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elaine Rosalie (Calabro) Canavan, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Elaine

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at McMaster Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


Funeral Mass
December 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Church of St. Clare
1244 Liberty St.
Braintree, MA 02184

© 2022 McMaster Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility