Elaine Guiliani

Elaine Virginia Guiliani, 94, of Stamford, CT, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2023, with her family by her side. She was born in New Haven, CT on July 12, 1929, and was the only child of the late Anna (Harris) and John Kiggins.

Elaine, also affectionately known as Dutch, was generous and kindhearted. She loved to welcome family and friends for a home cooked meal. She was a devoted mother to her four children, two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She worked for many years as a paraeducator at Stillmeadow Elementary School. She was an avid bowler and a fierce bingo player. Elaine also loved animals and will be dearly missed by her dog Coco.

Elaine was loved and will be missed by her family. She is survived by her children, Anthony Guiliani and Kathleen LaPointe; her grandchildren, Kristin O’Neill and her husband Thomas Hermes and Michael O’Neill and his wife Megan; great grandchildren, Grace and Charlie Hermes, and Deacon and Preston O’Neill; in-laws, Victoria Pensiero and Sam Giuliani; and nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her husband, Achilles Guiliani, and her beloved sons, Ricky and Thomas Guiliani.

Friends and family may offer their sympathy to Elaine’s family from 2 PM to 6 PM on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT 06902. A mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Monday, September 25 at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford, CT 06902. The interment will follow mass at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Stamford. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Elaine’s family would like to especially thank Mary Brennan for her help caring for Elaine with such kindness and compassion. To leave online condolences you may visit the family guestbook hosted on www.cognetta.com