Elaine R. Tino, a woman who loved her family and loved to travel the world, passed away on February 2, 2024 at the age of 84. Born to John and Lucy Scopa in the heart of East Boston, Elaine's early years were marked by a close-knit Italian-American community and vibrant culture that would shape her vivacious personality. A proud graduate of East Boston High School, Elaine carried the spirit of her neighborhood with her throughout her life, radiating a sense of belonging and friendship wherever she went. She married her high-school sweetheart, Frank, in 1959 beginning a 50+ year union. They moved to Billerica in 1966 to raise a family and form life-long friendships where they stayed for over 35 years.
Elaine's zest for life was unmistakable. Her outgoing nature and ability to engage with anyone made her an instant favorite, a trait that led to her making friends wherever she went. As a prime example, a short time after she moved into her assisted living facility she was asked to be an ambassador welcoming others to the facility. Her presence was a beacon of joy and camaraderie.
An avid traveler, Elaine's passion for exploration took her across the globe. In her forties, she embarked on grand adventures, traversing the landscapes of Europe and venturing to the historic lands of Italy, Greece, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, and spending an immersive two weeks in Australia. Her travels were not just journeys but a collection of life-affirming experiences that she cherished.
Transitioning into her fifties, Elaine embraced the role of "Grammie" with the same fervor and love that she approached all aspects of her life. Her bond with her grandchildren was a testament to her nurturing spirit. From playful days at the playground to memorable sleepovers, shopping trips, and even an all-family cruise to Bermuda, Elaine ensured that every moment with her was an adventure, filled with laughter and love.
Family was the cornerstone of Elaine's world. She upheld the tradition of Sunday dinners, preparing pasta with Italian gravy, not just as a meal, but as a celebration of togetherness and familial bonds. These gatherings were a demonstration of her dedication to her loved ones, a weekly reminder of the unity and love she fostered throughout her life.
Elaine's legacy is one of unabashed love, boundless energy, and a commitment to family that knew no bounds. She was a matriarch, whose presence was a constant source of comfort and joy. She is survived by her loving family, who will forever cherish the memory of her vibrant spirit, her warmth, and the indelible mark she left on every life she touched.
Elaine was the beloved wife of the late Frank Tino. She was the loving mother of Frank Tino Jr. and his wife Carla Paes of Hull, and Karen Corum and her husband Steve of Billerica. Elaine was the proud grandmother to Brian Tino, Craig Tino, Matthew Corum, Shaun Corum, Lauren Corum, and Paige Corum and her great-granddaughter Kyleigh. She was the caring sister to the late John Scopa and Evelyn Maragioglio.
Elaine's funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, part of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish, 466 Boston Road, Billerica, MA, on April 16th 2024 at 10am. Burial will follow at Fox Hill Cemetery, 130 Andover Road, Billerica
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Elaine’s memory.