Official Obituary of

Elda (Volpi) Cossu

January 26, 1930 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Elda Cossu Obituary

Elda Cossu (nee Volpi) passed away in Norwalk, Connecticut on Sunday, February 25, 2024 in her 94th year.

Elda was born in La Spezia, Italy in 1930 to Apollo and Angela Volpi. She was the youngest of six children. Elda joined her sister Lina Leto in America when she was 26 years old. After one year, she returned to Italy to marry Gianni Cossu. She then returned to America and shortly after gave birth to her only child, Janet. Soon after, her husband Gianni joined her inAmerica. 

Elda worked with her sister Lina in a dress shop as a seamstress for several years. She then worked in a nursing home in the Recreation Department for about 30 years. This was the perfect job for Elda because of her warm and caring nature. Everyone loved Elda. She was so full of energy and was known for her beautiful voice. She would sing and dance making the residents so happy. The residents always eagerly waited for Elda to sing.

In her free time, Elda enjoyed travelling with her husband, Gianni. They travelled to places like Hawaii and around the U.S. and they would also take trips to Italy to visit family. She enjoyed visiting friends and family and welcoming friends and loved ones into her home with the aroma of freshly brewed espresso.

Elda loved her family very much and would do anything for them. Her family always came first in her life. Elda was a devoted mother to Janet, her only child and her husband Frank. She was blessed with three grandchildren (Steven, Christopher and Alyssa) and three great-granddaughters (Elisif, Gianna and Abigail). She cherished spending time with her family, creating memories that will be treasured for generations to come. 

Elda touched people with her unwavering compassion and gentle spirit. Her presence brought joy and comfort to those around her. Elda leaves behind a legacy of warmth, kindness and cherished memories that will forever reside in our hearts.


Family and friends are invited to Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc. 575 Columbus Avenue - Thornwood, New York 10594 on Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM for visitation.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Elda at Holy Rosary Church in Hawthorne on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM.  Elda will be laid to rest in her family crypt alongside her beloved husband at The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. 








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March 3, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc.
575 Columbus Avenue
Thornwood, NY 10594

Mass of Christian Burial
March 4, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Rosary Church (Hawthorne)

March 4, 2024

12:30 PM
The Woodlawn Cemetery
4199 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10470


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