Elia G Tosches of 160 Purchase St, Milford passed away peacefully at home on September 29, 2016. She was the wife of Anthony D. “Chippy” Tosches who predeceased her. She was the mother of Dr. William Tosches of Hull and Susan Tosches Dodd of Westboro. She was a lifelong Milford Resident.
Mrs. Tosches was a member of the Milford High School class of 1936. She worked at AJ Knott Tool where she met her husband. She later worked as the executive secretary for the Medway Superintendent of Schools and for Neurology Associates of Milford. She was married in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on April 11. 1942 and was a life-long communicant of that parish. She was a lifelong reader and a founding member and member Emerita of the Friends of Milford Library. She also belonged to the Milford Garden Club and was a long term member of the Milford Hospital Auxiliary. She also wrote and published a memoir of growing up in Milford as a young girl.
Elia was the proud grandparent of Lindsey, Daniel, Leah and Kathleen Tosches and Dr. Timothy A. Dodd and Dr. Katherine Dodd, and the great grandmother of Samuel Anthony and Rita Frances Tosches-Olson. She was the sister of Peter V.Sanchioni of Milford and predeceased by her sisters Dorothy Sanchioni and Olga ( Sanchioni) Julian as well as sister Dorina and brother Alfio Sanchioni. She was the aunt to many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Monday October 3, 2016 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M. in the upper church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. The burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 3 to 6 P.M.
Donations in Elia’s memory may be made to The Friends of Milford Library 80 Spruce St. Milford MA 01757