Elaine M. Scanlan

Date of Passing:

April 26, 2021

Scanlan, Elaine M. (Annotti), 87, of Woodcrest Drive, Riverside died peacefully on April 26, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late John Robert Scanlan for fifty eight years.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Henry J. and Rose (Capuano) Annotti, she lived in Riverside for 56 years.

Elaine graduated from Brown University receiving a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree.

Mrs. Scanlan was a school teacher at the Primrose Hill School Barrington, Hope High School, Providence and Mount Pleasant High School, Providence before retiring in 1995.

Elaine was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and a member of the parish’s Forever Young Club. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Riverside Circle. She enjoyed traveling, reading and cooking.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Beth Mascitti and her husband Perry of Arlington, Washington; two sons, Robert J. Scanlan of Washington D.C. and Stephen M. Scanlan and his wife Lori of Yorktown Heights, NY and three grandchildren, Michael, Jenna and Brandon. She was the mother of the late Christopher J. Scanlan and sister of the late Grace E. Wastila, Henry J. Annotti Jr. and Thomas A. Annotti.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside on Monday May 3, 2021 at 10 a.m. A private burial will follow. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Elaine’s memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Brendan Church, 60 Turner Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Met Elaine when our children were at Waddington. And the PTA. Elaine was the first to volunteer, offer her home for extra meetings, always great ideas for all children. A very busy lady.
    I was a bit intimidated by how smart and strong she was. But impressed how kind Elaine was to me.
    To Elaines Family and Friends I am Truly Sorry for your loss. Lovely photo of her.

  2. for Mary Beth and her brothers and family… we are so sorry for the grief you’re going through. wishing you strength and positive memories.

  3. God Bless you, Mrs. Scanlan. You were such an intelligent and strong woman. I will always remember you with fondness and appreciated your love of patriotic songs, Mark Twain and Eugene O’Neill. Absolute brilliance. Gone but never forgotten.



  4. To the Scanlan,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing.
    I was a neighbor for many years having lived
    on Ferncrest Drive.We also went to the same
    church. I knew your late father as well.
    May she rest in peace.
    Love and prayers,
    Muriel Woodcock

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