Elaine C. Hume, age 81, of Cheshire, passed away on August 29, 2017 at the Midstate Medical Center. Born in Bridgeport, CT on March 10, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Peter G. & Rose (Post) Canaiy. Elaine was the widow of William H. Hume; mother of Robbin Ricci of West Hartford, Tracy Diglio & her husband Brian of Cheshire, and Scott Hume & his wife Amy of Hendersonville, NC; grandmother of Jonathan & his wife Sarah Ricci, Lindsey Choo & her husband Steve, Rachel Ricci, Michael Diglio, Taylor Diglio, & Madison Diglio; great-grandmother of Darren, Lillian, Jayden, & Sienna, and aunt of Karen Baxter. Elaine was also predeceased by her sister & brother in-law, Lois & Lawrence Rusconi. She grew up in Hamden, graduated from Hamden High School, where she meet her husband Bill, and later graduated from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA. Elaine started her career as secretary to the president of New Haven Railroad. In 1973 she and her husband purchased the Hamden Memorial Funeral Home. Elaine became a licensed funeral director and secretary to the firm, which they operated for over 33 years until Mr. Hume passed away and the funeral home was sold. She was a kind and generous woman that was always there to help, whether at her children's sporting events, holiday gatherings at their home, or any family or friend in need. She was a member of the Cheshire Woman's Club and the Cheshire Red Hat Club. Her funeral will be held from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 9:00 AM, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial, to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Friends may also visit with her family on Friday from 4:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden. Contributions in Elaine's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. My Dear Best Friend, I can’t believe you are gone. You have been so much a part of my life, I’ll always remember the good times…sitting on the beach watching the kids frolic in the water, attending one of your many parties, you always made me welcome just by talking to you. It was fun junk shopping with you. We always looked for a bargain. I used to think you must be part gypsy. You are the dearest friend I’ve ever had. I miss you so much Elaine…the memories of you will fill my heart until my dying day. Until then my dear friend.

  2. Robbin, Scott, Tracy and families: our families have been intertwined over the decades. I’ve so many shared, wonderful memories. Your mother, Elaine, taught me about fried bologna sandwiches, farm fresh eggs (especially ‘cracks’), and many life lessons that still make me smile. How can one woman be so generous and thrifty simultaneously? Your mother could! Always there to help a friend in need but with a purse full of coupons hanging on her arm and a pile of sale flyers on her counter. The best family friend ever. I love Elaine and will miss her deeply.

  3. Dear Robin and Tracy and family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. What a wonderful lady. She will surely be missed.

  4. Dear Robin, Scott & Tracy, I am so sorry to hear about Mom’s passing. Your mom was the best second mom anyone could have growing up. She will have an extremely special place in my heart & my memories of all the great times we shared over the past 60 years. It’s time for both our Moms to share some time together again! Love you all, Joey

  5. Hi Robyn, Tracy and Scott. I loved Elaine, we made each other laugh! My prayers are with you all, the love she had for her kids was boundless and is always in your hearts. God Bless.

  6. I loved you like a sister and will truly miss you. I will live with wonderful memories until we meet again someday.

  7. Our deepest condolences to your family on the passing of such a special woman. We hope you find peace and comfort in good memories of the times you shared together.

  8. Tracy, Robbin, and Scott, so sorry to hear of mom’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you.

  9. .ROBSCOTRA. We think of your sign whenever we think of the Hume family. Our sincere sympathy is extended to all of you at this time. Ed and Jan Funaro

  10. Dear Brian, Tracy, and family- My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother and mother-in-law, Elaine. May her memories bring you peace and comfort. Your cousin, Mary Zorzanello

  11. I am deeply sadden by the passing of Elaine Hume. She and her late husband Bill were extremely lovable people to know. It was always a pleasure to meet with both of them.

  12. My deepest sympathies to Elaine and Bill’s children. I was a year ahead of Elaine and Bill at Hamden High and went to Bay Path with Elaine. Some of you were even at my wedding with your Mom and Dad. We had lots of good times together and although we drifted apart in later years I will always remember those times.

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