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Elsie L. Saia Belmont (Filippini)

July 27, 1924 - November 26, 2020

Service Date: November 30, 2020

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Italian Independent Cemetery

Church Saints Peter and Paul Church

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Elsie L. Belmont, 96, of Plains Township, passed away on November 26, 2020, at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus in Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Born in Plains on July 27, 1924, Elsie was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Artemisia Filippini. She was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1942, and worked in the garment industry. She was an avid sports fan, loved spending time with her family, and was very proud of her Italian heritage. She remained fluent in Italian, stayed connected with her family overseas, and enjoyed cooking her famous ravioli, pasties, macaroni, and vanillin cookies.

Elsie was a member of Sacred Heart Church until its closure and merger with Saints Peter & Paul Parish in Plains. She had a passion for volunteering and devoted much of her time and energy to various organizations and charities, including the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Allied Services – John Heinz, Geisinger Health Service, and American Red Cross. She also served as Inspector of Elections and was a charter member and president of The JLW Mountain Laurel Lions Club.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Joseph Saia; son Joseph Saia; sisters Rose Snopeck, Lena Ribolini, Catherine Snyder, and Mary Pilvelis; and brothers Renato and Geno Filippini.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years Francis “Frank” Belmont, Plains; daughter Concetta Rygielski and husband Thomas, Plains; daughter Patricia Kasaba and husband Lenny, Plains; son James Saia, Los Angeles, CA; son Jon Saia and wife Sharon, Columbus, OH; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Margaret Russo, Pittston; brother Frank Filippini, Willingboro, NJ; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:00 am at Saints Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road Plains, PA 18705, with Father John C. Lambert, Pastor, officiating. . The service can be viewed on Saints Peter & Paul Parish FACEBOOK Page. Interment will immediately follow at the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Arrangements are entrusted to the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705. Masks are required at all times and we request you maintain social distancing guidelines while paying your respects.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Allied Services – John Heinz, Wilkes-Barre and United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Pittston.


Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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