SOUTHAMPTON – Elaine June (O’Connor ) Goral, 88, of Southampton, died Sunday, February 9, 2014 in a local nursing home. Elaine was born in Holyoke on March 13,1925 and was the daughter of the late Emmett and Bertha (Siedlecky) O’Connor.
Elaine attended Holyoke schools and was a 1943 graduate of the former St. Jerome’s High School. She has been a resident of Southampton since 1945. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church.
Elaine was predeceased by her husband Carl in 2011; her son, Robert in 2005 and her sister, Ellen Hickey in 1993. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Johnson of Southampton; five grandchildren, Jennifer Wodecki and her husband Michael of Southampton, Jason Goral of West Springfield, Jessica Kleeberg and her husband, Adam of Fort Carson, CO, Richard Bolduc of Clearwater, FL and Kaitlyn Johnson of Holyoke; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah and Hailey Wodecki and Jenessy Espada.
A funeral service for Elaine will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield. Calling hours will precede the service from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring at Southampton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 127 Holyoke Road, Westfield, MA 01085.