Elaine Traversa DeBernardo, age 76, of Trumbull, beloved wife of Robert DeBernardo M.D., died on Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Vincent Medical Center surrounded by her family. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Rino and Louise Zucca Traversa, and was a graduate of the School of Nursing at Jersey City Medical Center. Elaine was an avid tennis player and enjoyed her morning exercise classes at the Trumbull YMCA. She enjoyed gourmet cooking and attending the Theatre and previously taught cooking classes for Trumbull Adult Education and enjoyed socializing with friends. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who will be truly missed by all.
In addition to her devoted husband Robert, of 53 years, survivors include a son, Dr. Robert DeBernardo Jr. and his wife Angie of Chagrin Falls, OH and a daughter, Caren Renee DeBernardo, PhD of Maryland, a sister in law, Judy Gruchawka and her husband Steven of Griswold, CT, five grandchildren, and two nieces, Delanie Wright and Kim Mason.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 12 noon in Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Avenue, Trumbull for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Swim Across the Sound c/o St. Vincent's Medical Center 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606 or the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA 20 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611.