Sadie R. (Di Prima) Ellia

November 20, 1918 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 102)



                                      99 SUMMER ST. FITCHBURG, MA


Fitchburg:   Sadie R. (Diprima) Ellia, 102 of Fitchburg, MA passed away peacefully on Monday January 18,2021 at the Life Care Center of Leominster, MA, with her loving son Michael, and family members at her side.

Sadie was a lifetime resident of Fitchburg, growing up in the area at the time to be known as “The Patch”. Sadie was born November 20, 1918 to Santo and Concetta Di Prima (Aiesi).

During her adult life Sadie worked selflessly, raising two children as a clerk at a local hardware store and then at the former Happiness Is Card and Gift Store, until her retirement.

She was a communicant of St. Anthony De Padua Church all of her life. Her love for God and family was shown in everything and everyone she came in contact with.

Sunday family gatherings a Papa’s house were a constant, and looked forward to by the whole family. These gatherings were nothing less than a showcase of talent from a variety of instruments, to singers and dancers. This was her greatest passion. Sadie’s talent was dancing and was an instructor at the Fred Astaire Dance School. She was a Worcester County “Jitter Bug “champion along with her dance partner and brother Philip. She had said that the music would get into her and when she was dancing it would be like there was no one else around.

Sadie would share that kind of love with all and never let you leave her without a blessing and thank you for the time spent with her. Little did she know that gift of time spent was ours. God Bless You Sadie !

She is survived by her loving son Michael Ellia of Fitchburg, MA and daughter Norma Masciarelli of Dighton, MA, her “adopted” daughter Kristin La Pointe of Leominster, MA, her sister Josephine cormier of Vermont, brother – in-law, Philip Ellia of Weymouth, MA, grandchildren, Matthew, Marc, Cindi, Steven, and Michael, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Mitchell “Jim” Ellia, brothers Joseph, James, Michael, and Philip Di Prima and sisters Jean Miller and Mary Leger.

Services for Sadie will be held at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in the Spring at a time  to be announced. There are no calling hours.


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