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Oliva Papa, 97, Of Elmsford

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Oliva Papa of Elmsford died on Tuesday, April 26. She was 97.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1919. in Colledimezzo, Chieti, Italy.

She is survived by her sons, Tony (MaryLou), Vinny (Aimee) and her daughters Anna (Americo), Lucy (Dominico), Rita (Ernesto), Lisa (Bruno), Ellie (Bob), and Nella (Tony) and her sister Concetta Carrea. She is also survived by her 22 grandchildren, 42 great- grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband Ubaldo, a son Nicola, a daughter Elodia, brothers Mike, Nicola and Jimmy, and a sister Giovanna.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 72 E. Main St. in Elmsford.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church  in Elmsford. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Elmsford Ambulance Corps c/o the Elmsford Fire Department.

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