Born August 2, 1935 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Rose Rich Sommariva.
Elsie retired from the Ellwood City School District where she worked in the cafeteria for over 10 years. She was Catholic by faith. She enjoyed reading and cooking. Her most cherished time was spent with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, James Buffone and Ralph Buffone, both of Florida, Robert Sheldone of Beaver; one daughter, Leslie Ann (Tim) Rough of Ellwood City; her former husband, Robert Sheldone of Ellwood City; and five grandchildren, Samantha and Sianna Rough, and Eric, Kreg, and Nicholas Buffone.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Sommariva
Friends will be received on Friday, July 11 from 11 am until the time of the memorial service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Butler.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.