Elaine Socha, 81

Jul 9, 2020 by

Published July 10, 2020

CHELSEA — Elaine Socha, 81, of Chelsea, died on July 1, 2020. Elaine was born in Chelsea on July 15, 1938 to the late Edward and Blanche (Balon) Socha. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School.  

Elaine continued her education at Tufts University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. After college she moved to California, living in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1983, she moved back to the east coast, residing in the North End, Revere, and Swampscott.

Elaine loved the opera and the arts, and always enjoyed a good book. She was an avid traveler and a U.S. figure skating enthusiast and would travel locally and internationally to attend the events.  

Elaine was the loving sister of Stephen Socha of Melrose, William Socha of Alaska, Valerie Socha of Saugus, and the late Anita Jaros. She was the caring aunt of Stanley Jaros of Calif., Thaddus Jaros of Danvers, Robert Socha of Mo., Alison Socha of Melrose, Daniel Socha of Alaska, Christopher Socha of Medford, David and Amanda Socha of Penn., Michael Socha of Melrose, and the late Charles Socha. She was the great-aunt of Logan, Gavin, and Leah.  

Visiting hours were held on Wednesday, July 8 at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Committal service followed the visitation at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leonard Florence Center for Living Activities Fund, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. To leave an online message of condolence please visit gatelyfh.com.

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