Obituary: Elynor Boraski

Ms. Boraski, 96, of Windermere, died July 3, 2021.

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Elynor Boraski, 96, formerly Elynor Canade Allen, of Windermere, Florida, passed peacefully on July 3, 2021, at Orlando Health Memory Care Unit.

Born Elynor M. Canade on Aug. 7, 1924, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Clara Krum Canade Woodin and Edward Canade.

Elynor went to secretarial school in New York City before beginning her career at Crane and Company Currency and Paper in Dalton, Massachusetts. She grew her career within the company to become one of the first salaried women, rising to the position of Purchasing Agent. Following retirement, she moved to Florida.

Mrs. Boraski had a great passion for singing, playing piano, golfing, reading, crossword puzzles, good food, traveling and social occasions. For many years, she participated in the Berkshire Hills Chapter of the Sweet Adelines and was part of a singing quartet that performed throughout New England in competitions. More recently, she sang in the choir of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Her vivacious spirit, her joy in life and love for people never stopped.

She is predeceased by her second husband, the former Mitchell Boraski, in 2006, and stepson, Mark S. Boraski, in 1992.

She leaves her daughter, Pamela Boraski Gould and son-in-law John Gould (Windermere, Florida); son, Gary Allen and daughter-in-law Deb Allen (Denver, Colorado); stepson, Mitchell W. Boraski and daughter-in-law Lynn Boraski (Charlotte, North Carolina); grandchildren, Meryn Boraski Klopotowski (Charlotte, North Carolina), C. Mitchell Boraski (Charlotte, North Carolina), Deidre Allen Tucker (Denver, Colorado), Dominic Maffucio Boraski (Lanesboro, Massachusetts), Gregory and Matthew Gould (Windermere, Florida). 

FUNERAL NOTICE — A memorial service for Elynor Boraski will be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida, at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Shepherd’s Hope, Inc, 455 Ninth Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787.

“The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.”