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Elaine Angela Thompson
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Obituary for Elaine Angela Thompson

Elaine Angela Thompson, 76, of Blue Bell, PA, went home to the Lord on July 25, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Vincent Joseph Thompson for over 55 years. Elaine was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 31, 1942 to the late Ascenzo Orlando Sabitini Vanelli and Louise Rose (Durante) Vanelli. Elaine was a graduate of Lower Merion High School and a devout member of St. Helena Church in Blue Bell for over 46 years. She was the owner and creative designer of Blue Bell Bear Company, which had a complete line of praying bears of all faiths.
Elaine was the Co-Chairman of the Montgomery County/ St. Helena Horse Show and Country Fair which was blessed by God with no rain for 14 consecutive years.
Elaine always tried to make people believe in themselves ; and strive to become better persons- she refused to let anyone not believe and strive for their full potential, holding the same expectations of herself by living as an example through her good works, love of family and friends and her unwavering faith in God
Along with her husband, she is survived by her son Dr. Vincent Joseph Thompson, MD; a younger brother Joseph Domenic Vanelli (wife Jacqueline). She was predeceased by three children: Elaine, Angela and Samuel Thompson.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Helena Church, 1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. A viewing will be held Monday evening from 7 PM to 9 PM and again on Tuesday from 9 AM to 10:45 AM all at St. Helena Church. Interment will be in Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd. Elaine loved flowers and they are being accepted. Preferred florist is Floral Sampler, 515 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, Pa. (610) 834-8425, www.floralsampler.com (Ask for Denise) If so desired Memoriums may be made in Elaine’s name to St. Helena Church at the above address.


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Viewing

Monday

30

Jul

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Helena's Church

1489 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Viewing

Tuesday

31

Jul

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
St. Helena's Church

1489 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

31

Jul

11:00 AM
St. Helena's Church

1489 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Cemetery Details

Location

Westminster Cemetery

701 Belmont Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


Memorial Contribution

St. Helena's Church

1489 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
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