Bimba “B” (Pinciaro) Elia, a longtime
resident of Malden, passed away on Thursday, March 30th,
at the Glenridge Nursing Care Center in Medford. Bimba was
born in Malden in 1920, the daughter of Frank and Catherine
Pinciaro. At an early age she moved to Revere where she was
raised and educated. After completing her education, she
married her sweetheart, Leonard Elia, and the two settled down
in Malden together. She was a communicant of St. Josephs Church
in Malden, and active in the community as a member of the
Broadway Improvement Association where she served as treasurer
for many years. Bimba also worked at Nelsons Bakery in
Maplewood Square as a sales clerk for over 20 years, retiring in
Bimba was predeceased by her husband
Leonard, and her siblings, Fusibo Pinciaro of Stoneham, Ida
Conti, Viola Santella, Alba Perrone, Efisia Venti and Olimpia
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held from the
Weir- MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden,
on Tuesday, April 4th, at 8 AM followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial in St. Josephs Church, 770 Salem St, Malden, at
9 AM. Interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home
on Monday, April 3rd, from 7 – 9 PM.