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Elena T. Sanfilippo

March 11, 1914 November 24, 2017
Elena T. Sanfilippo
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Elena T. Sanfilippo, 103, of Colts Neck, passed away Friday, November 24th at home.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, she married her late husband Joseph Philip Sanfilippo in 1939. Elena graduated from St. John’s College, Brooklyn, NY in 1932 and received her Jurist Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1936. She was the first female graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Following graduation Mrs. Sanfilippo was in general practice of law at Marcela, Turkish & Perlman. She was honored, November 2017, by Brooklyn Law School Italian American Law Students Association and was the oldest living graduate of Brooklyn Law School.

Elena was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surviving are her children Linda E. Rossano & her husband Robert and Dr. Joseph S. Sanfilippo and his wife Patricia, seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren and two nieces.

Mass of Christian burial Monday, November 27th at 10:30 am at St. Mary Church, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck. Burial to follow in St. John Cemetery, Middle Village, NY. Donations in Elena’s memory may be made to North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), Sanfilippo Young Scholars Development Fund, or North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ 08061, please note: In honor of Elena Sanfilippo. To share a favorite memory or messages of condolence, please visit Elena’s Page of Tributes at

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Funeral Mass




10:30 AM 11/27/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's RC Church

1 Phalanx Road
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

St. Mary's RC Church
1 Phalanx Road Colts Neck 07722 NJ
United States

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St. John's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Queens, NY

Queens, NY

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