O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

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Salamanca, NY 14779
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Ruth Elaine Diorio

Ruth Elaine Kossuth Diorio , age 88 of Newtown, CT, died September 18, 2015 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT following a short illness.

Born July 1, 1927 in Salamanca, NY she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Edna Kossuth. She grew up and attended school in Salamanca, NY where she graduated from Salamanca High School in 1945.

After marrying Hercules Diorio in 1952 (Also of Salamanca), Elaine lived in New York City for a time and then in Simsbury, CT before moving to Newtown, CT to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law and grandson.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Hercules, of Newtown, CT her son Greg, her wonderful daughter-in-law and care giver Jane and grandson Peter all of Redding, Ct.

Elaine was predeceased by her loving parents, Nick and Edna Kossuth, her brother Jack, a former Salamanca policeman, and step-sister Ardis Dorrion.

Elaine loved reading about history and politics and was passionate about her support of those who are less fortunate. Elaine had many interests including sports and followed the Cleveland Indians and her beloved Montreal Canadians.

She was a Daughter of the American Revolution. Elaine was strong, articulate and bright .She was an independent thinker and was an extremely caring daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She devoted her life to her family.

A private graveside service will be performed per her wishes. Wildwood Cemetary will be theplace of internment.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Salvation Army may be made in Elaine’s memory.

The family wishes to thank Masonicare Skilled Nursing in Newtown CT for the wonderful care and respect they provided Elaine over the last five years.