Elaine A. Layton

Elaine A. Layton, 76, of Riverside passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at her home. She was the wife of the late William W. Layton.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Rose (Gage) Dundon.  Elaine worked in the Fiscal Department at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Providence before she retired in 1999. She was a faithful communicant of St. Brendan’s Church. She served as a Eucharistic Minister, was a former member of the choir and was very active in many organizations within the parish. Elaine was a member of the Right to Life and was always advocating for the homeless and those less fortunate.

She leaves two daughters, Christine Morin of Florida and Shannon Ellis of Riverside, four grandchildren, Sydney Vierra of Florida, Cheyenne Ellis of Riverside, Kelsey Morin of Florida and Braedon Ellis of Riverside, two great grandchildren, Amelia and Avery, one sister, Constance Fayan of Barrington, two brothers, James Dundon of Costa Rica, Michael Dundon of Hawaii, her cousin David Allsworth of Florida and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late William W. Layton and sister of the late Rose Mary Thayer.

   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM in St. Brendan’s Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island or St. Brendan Parish would be appreciated.



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21 entries.
Michele from East Providence wrote on December 20, 2020 at 1:38 pm
I would like to express my sympathy to Elaine’s family. I met Elaine through the Eucharistic Ministry. We served along side each other at many masses. She was also in charge of the prayer line and prayed with me many times. Elaine was a compassionate woman and and devoted to her faith. She was a special woman and she now sits among the angels in Heaven. With sympathy, Michele Hurley
Deanne Layton from Ellenton, FL wrote on December 19, 2020 at 10:42 am
Thank you St. Brendan's Church for live streaming the funeral Mass today for those of us that were unable to attend. The Mass was absolutely beautiful. Elaine was such a wonderful person and role model. I also wanted to send my condolences to Elaine's sister Connie (Joe), brothers Michael and James and all of their families. We met many, many many years ago. You are such a fun, loving family. God Bless all of you! ❤❤❤
Deanne Layton from Ellenton, FL wrote on December 19, 2020 at 7:27 am
Rest in peace my dear cousin Elaine. God has called a true angel to be with him. I'm sure there will be a big ol party up there in heaven. Thankful that you are no longer in pain, but heartbroken too, as you will truly be missed beyond words. Many thoughts, prayers, love and hugs to Christine, Shannon and your families. I'm just a phone call away girls, if you ever need someone to talk to and I'm usually up all hours of the night. Love you both so much.. DeeDee ❤❤❤
Anne Canuel from Somerset wrote on December 19, 2020 at 12:28 am
Sincere sympathy to all Elaine's family: Working at the Providence VA, it was always fun to stop and talk to "Elaine and Bill." This usually happened in the basement floor, just outside the "Canteen" store after lunch. They often blocked the corridor, attracting an audience of friends, as they always had a new joke or story to share. (It was such "good medicine" for all of us!) Also, Bill especially enjoyed teasing and then enthusiastically laughing at his own pranks! Elaine was his true buddy, his #1 gal, always smiling, showing new family pictures and helping Bill remember his jokes correctly! Precious Elaine - May you be blessed with eternal joy and peace. Thanks for the memories of your love to others! With love, Anne Canuel
Janet & Kevin Miller from Rumford wrote on December 18, 2020 at 8:51 pm
Dear Layton Family, we loved your Mom. She was the most caring, loving, giving person. Always helping someone. Always with a smile on her face. Always praying for our son Jon and so many others. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Meg McElroy from Riverside wrote on December 18, 2020 at 7:52 pm
to finish what I started...Elaine was known as the Bubble Lady on our street....always ready with some floating treats for the little ones...her smile will live forever in our hearts.....
Leona Phillips from Barrington, RI 02806 wrote on December 18, 2020 at 2:15 pm
My Dear Cousin Elaine, So sorry you suffered so much. I know in my heart God needed you more and you accepted His "Invitation" to be at His side so willingly. My Faith tells me you've been reunited with Bill, your Son and so many other loved ones and this knowledge gives me peace. I always admired your being a woman of great faith and compassion. From childhood until your passing you were such a joy to be around. So full of fun, laughter and good will. And, a very dear friend to my Brother Tom who passed away a number of years ago. Those of us who knew you well will miss the sunshine you brought to us and will miss you lots until we meet again. Much love, Lea ❤️
kathleen heren from riverside ri wrote on December 18, 2020 at 11:21 am
I cannot express the goodness Elaine omitted in every day of her life.She always cared for the less fortunate and continually exhibed the patience and love we all wish we were capable of.ST Brendans will fel her loss for all the things she would help willing with.I know I will miss her.She helped me sort out things that at times I could only speak with her about.My sympaths to her family that she adored.I know she is loking down and smiling at all of us. Rest my good friend Kathy
Meg McElroy from Riverside wrote on December 18, 2020 at 10:43 am
Our dear Elaine... always with a smile and happy greeting.... We will miss you so very much...especially the little ones..who knew you as the "
Connie Fayan from Barrington wrote on December 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm
May you rest in the arms of Jesus and Mary little Sis. You always beat me at Boggle and I will really miss that. Your courage during this trial was amazing, God bless you and may you find the Peace you so deserve. Love Connie and Joe
Connie Fayan from Barrington RI wrote on December 17, 2020 at 1:51 pm
May you rest in the arms of Jesus and Mary little sis. No one can beat me at Boggle but you and you did 9 out of 10 times. I will miss that and I will miss you more. Love you forever Connie and Joe too
Sr. Cathy Almagno from Milbank, South Dakota wrote on December 16, 2020 at 10:45 pm
To the Layton Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Elaine. Know that you are in my prayers. Elaine was a kind, beautiful, spiritual and loving person. She will be greatly missed. God Bless You...
Paula Ouellette from North Thetford, Vermont 05054 wrote on December 16, 2020 at 4:41 pm
I lived in Riverside most of my life and new Elaine from church. My late husband Ray sang in the choir too. She was a special lady. I have been praying for her daily. I know she has earned her wings. My prayers are with you and your family.
Sister Anne Eden from Coventry, RI. 02816 wrote on December 16, 2020 at 3:18 pm
Dear Family of Elaine, I met her through the. MARY MOTHER OF PRIESTS APOSTOLATE..many years ago. She was the kindest, compassionate, and generous person I have ever known. Always, ready to help. I miss her. Know that all of you are in my prayers. Very sorry for your loss. However, it is Heaven's gain. Sr. Anne
Pat and Richie Silva from Riverside wrote on December 16, 2020 at 2:51 pm
I new whatever life dealt Elaine, her beliefs in God would carry her through, even to death. Elaine was a fun person, we would always have lots of laughs on vacation when her husband Bill was alive. She will be missed but I know she is at peace. Condolences and prayers❤️🙏
MaureenNikan from East Providence wrote on December 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm
Chris, Syd and Kels, I’m so very sorry about your Mom and Grandmother. Words can not express how bad I feel. She was such an amazing person. So very kind and sweet. I always enjoyed talking to her at church after mass. You all were the light of her life. She talked about you all with such love in her heart. Cherish the memories you’ve made with her. They will get you through the difficult times ahead. You will be in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️ Love, Maureen
Karen Morgado from Swansea wrote on December 16, 2020 at 2:10 pm
I was saddened to learn of Elaine's passing. I did get to see her not too long ago, and she was the same Elaine I worked with for so many years - full of life, love, and laughter. May the family find comfort knowing she loved you all deeply and has joined the love of her life in eternal life.
Jeffrey Manning from Kanas City wrote on December 16, 2020 at 12:05 pm
Aunt (Ant) Elaine was one of the best Aunts a kid could have. She always made me laugh. Her and I had a special bond from my birth. At least that's what she has always said and I agree. She just new how to light up a room with her warmth and love. I will always cherish my memories of her and what a wonderful Aunt, Wife, Mother and Grandmother she was. She will be missed but she is with her creator and I know her family can find comfort in that. Love you Ant Elaine. PS make sure you sneeze and make your teeth fly out. I know they will love that trick in heaven. xoxo Jeff
Jennifer Norman from Easton, Ks 66020 wrote on December 16, 2020 at 11:44 am
What a wonderful person she always was and strived to be. She had such strong faith that led her daily life. So grateful to have spent time this fall with her❤️ She will be greatly missed and never forgotten ❤️
Betty and Mike Galligan from Riverside wrote on December 16, 2020 at 11:14 am
So sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. I was honored to have her as my sponsor for becoming Catholic, and it was a fun visit at The Coughlins recently to enjoy birthday cake for Shannon. She was a joy and will be missed. Our sincerest condolences, and may she rest in peace.