Elaine Cropper

Obituary of Elaine Cropper

Elaine (Tomlinson) DiStefano Cropper, 88, passed away on January 15, 2023 at home. She was the wife of the late John Cropper and the late Carmino DiStefano. Born in Riverside Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Lillian (Wright) Tomlinson. Elaine lived in Riverside most of her life working at Warwick Shoppers World and California Artificial Flowers. She moved to Panama City Florida in 1979, where she worked for many years at the Base Exchange of Tyndall AFB; eventually moving to Pensacola where she was a resident for 23 years. She was the loving mother of Keith DiStefano of CA and the late Karen Kaneer. She also leaves behind her stepdaughter Kathy Powe of Florida, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Elaine is also survived by her beloved sister, Irene Souza of Rumford, RI and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Ronald Tomlinson. She was a shining light in her families lives and she will be missed.
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