Elaine T. (Martin) Silliker, age 87, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Quaboag Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center in West Brookfield after a long illness. Elaine was born in Spencer on April 25, 1934, daughter of the late Romeo and Priscilla (Jablonski) Martin. She was raised and educated in Ware, and was a 1952 graduate of Ware High School. Elaine entered into matrimony in 1959 with the late William Lee Silliker, who passed away in 2002. Together for 43 years, Elaine and William resided in Palmer for their entire marriage. She was employed for many years at the former Ware Knitter's, Inc. Elaine is survived by her sister, Eldora Parda and her brother, Romeo "Sonny" Martin and his wife Charlotte, her four nieces and her great-nephews and nieces, and a great-great nephew. A Calling Period will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM in the Cebula Funeral Home Chapel, 66 South Street, Ware. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11 AM in St. Mary's Church, 57 South Street, Ware. Burial will follow in Four Corners Cemetery in Thorndike. In lieu of floral offerings, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 60 South Street, Ware, MA 01082. The family of Elaine wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of both, Brookhaven Rest Home and Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center for their special and compassionate care given to Elaine, over the many years she resided there. For more information and online guest book, please visit: www.cebulafuneralhome.com.
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