In loving memory of

Elizabeth M Casella
May 11, 1959 - October 11, 2021

Elizabeth Mary Casella, age 62, of Newport, Rhode Island, passed away on October 11, 2021. Elizabeth was born in Queens New York to her parents James and Jane Burns. Elizabeth grew up in Queens as part of large loving family of six sisters and one brother.
Elizabeth was a strong, ambitious, and vibrant woman who knew how to light up a room. She moved to Newport, RI with her former husband Steven Casella in 1980. Elizabeth worked several jobs, primarily in the food industry as she was also a full-time mother to her children. Elizabeth's last and most beloved position was with the Preservation Society of Newport where she enjoyed socializing with the tourists and her co-workers.
Elizabeth put up a strong and relentless fight through her 3 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. Elizabeth's positive attitude, her love of life, and love for her family helped pull her through her battle with cancer. Elizabeth passed peacefully in the company of her family.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Dawn Casella, son Andrew Casella, daughter-in- law Jane Casella, grandchildren Lily and Conner Casella, mother and father James and Jane Burns, sister Katie Brady and husband Mark, sister Marian Barbarino and husband Roy, sister Barbara Bell, sister Eileen O'Conner, sister Tracy Burns and husband Patrick, brother James Burns and wife Jui along with many loved nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the compassionate staff at Hope Health Hospice. We would like to extend our appreciation to all the nurses and CNAs that gave her exceptionally great care.
Visitation will be held at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road in Portsmouth, on Saturday, October 23rd from 11:00am to 2:00pm with a small service at 1:15pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to Hope Health Hospice 1085 N. Main street Providence, RI 02904;


Erin Ward wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"An amazing and strong woman who was always kind. Will miss her and keep her family in my thoughts. Rest peacefully Elizabeth."

Roy Lewis wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Casella and Burns Familise. Elizabeth was an honest and compassionate woman , and the world is going to miss her talents and strength. GOOD SPEED ELIZABETH ??"

Sandy and Dave Sullivan wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"Dawn and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. May your fond memories of your Mom sustain you during this difficult time."

Karen Santos Dill wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"Love you bunches ?"

Lisa Cote (Kasap) wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"I have many treasured memories with Elizabeth,, countless dinners, trips to New Hampshire filled with laughter. At a time like this, there is always a loss of words. Thoughts and prayers with you all. Words below are always helpful to me?.Lisa Cote Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out"

Susan Hamilton wrote on Oct 18, 2021:

"Dawn and Andrew, My sincerest sympathies to you on the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful mother and great friend. Sincerely, Susan McCarthy Hamilton "