Elissa M. Menconi


age 71, of Dorchester, MA, passed away unexpectedly, following complications from surgery, on September 8, 2016.  Daughter of the late Elena (Mazzarello) and Armand Menconi and stepmother, Evelyn Abdalah Menconi.  Treasured life partner of the late Joanne (JoJo) Peckarsky.  Beloved sister of Sandra Sheehan and her husband Edmund, and her brother, the late Paul Menconi.  Loving aunt of Sarah Sheehan and Katherine Gentile, her husband, Robert, and their son Luca.

Elissa (“Lisa” or “Zee Zee” as her family fondly called her) attended Boston State College and Boston University School of Social Work.  She was employed by the City of Boston for many years as a medical/geriatric social worker and worked at Boston City Hospital and Mattapan Chronic Disease Hospital.  Lisa excelled in her role as social worker, assisting a host of clients over the years with resolute commitment, compassion, sincerity and kindness.  She will be remembered for her courage, dignity, strength, selflessness, and positive outlook on life; and above all, for how passionately she cherished her family and friends who loved her so dearly.  We find comfort in knowing that she is reunited with JoJo and enjoying her favorite libation.  Lisa truly was one of God’s most beautiful creations and will be profoundly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation, in her memory, to The Greater Boston Food Bank or Rosie’s Place.

Interment will be private.