Obituary: Elsa DiChiara Pia, 83, of Shelton

Elsa DiChiara Pia, 83, of Shelton, died peacefully in her sleep on May 4, at the Hewitt Health and Rehab Center.

Daughter of the late Ramiro and Emily Arias, she was born on July 19, 1930. She was predeceased by her first husband, Carmen J. DiChiara and her second husband, Michael A. Pia.

Survivors include her sister, Magaly Arias; her loving children, Donna Cosenza and her husband, David, Debra Mas and Richard DiChiara; three stepchildren, Grace Pia, Michael Pia Jr. and Elaine Pia Bartell; her beloved grandchildren, Karen Perez, and her husband, Anthony and great-granddaughter, Charlotte, Kory and Ryan Cosenza, Andrew Mas and Richie DiChiara; stepgrandchildren, Melissa O’Keefe, Nicole Boyko, Allison Pia, Kimberly, MaKayla and Michael Bartell and several nieces and nephews.

Elsa was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved her family and hosting holidays for them. She is best known for her fabulous cooking and baking, especially her chocolate cream pie and strawberry shortcake. Elsa enjoyed sewing, playing cards, dancing and spoiling her grandchildren.

She will be forever in our hearts and sadly missed.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, on Friday, May 9, from 4-7 p.m. A Prayer Service will immediately follow.

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