Elaine Wilkinson

elaine wilkinson

July 21, 1954 ~ June 11, 2021

Born in: New York, NY
Resided in: Smithtown, NY

The wake service for Elaine will be livestreamed on Tuesday @ 3PM.



Visitation: June 15, 2021 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Second Visitation: June 15, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: June 16, 2021 8:00 am

Holy Cross R.C. Church
95 Old Nichols Rd.


St Charles Cemetery
Conklin St.
Farmingdale, NY 11767

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Memories Timeline


  1. A kind and humble soul. Loved all and loved by all. Rest easy sister-in-law, you have earned your eternal reward❣
    Bill and Valerie

  2. This is Diane, Bonnie’s sister
    Throughout my life that’s how I’ve always been known to Bonnie’s friends. I have known you for practically my entire life. Throughout all of that time the feelings I had when your name was mentioned was always one of warmth and sweetness and kindness
    I’ve never seen or heard you utter a hurtful word toanyone.
    You were exactly what you appeared to be.
    I remember being in your moms house and there was such an overwhelming aroma of goodness. The aroma was not just of the food that your mom was cooking but she made the house feel so welcoming and safe
    I see your face in the beautiful spring flowers. Rest in peace.

  3. Thanks for being my friend. I cherish our childhood memories. Thanks for being the one and only you and for being a blessing to so many people especially me.
    Rest In Peace
    Lorie (Baxis). 💔💔💔💔💔💔

  4. candleElaine ❤️ We were blessed to know you and your kindness. You have fought the good fight! You have finished the race and remained faithful! The prize awaits you!

  5. You are such a special human being – one of a kind! Everyone who met you loved you! And you loved and appreciated everyone’s uniqueness!
    I cherish every memory and especially every call that began with “Hey cuz…” I promise to keep remembering you! And will keep living life fully the way you & cousin Richie always did! ❤️💞🙏🏼

  6. Elaine had a special gift to make people feel at ease at first meeting, so easy to talk to and a personality so sweet, to go along with her beautiful smile. The world lost a beautiful soul. Rest in peace Elaine, you will be missed by many.
    Liz & daughter Megan

  7. Elaine, a special spark in our family and the best sister (in law) a girl could have. Family and friends was so important to you. You have the kindest sweetest heart. I will miss you and your “hi sweetie”. I love you dearly. You have left your footprints on so many hearts, especially mine. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Rest in peace ” Sweetie”. You will always be forever in my heart. Until we meet again…….❤

  8. There are no words to express how much our lifelong friendship meant to me. I will always remember your beautiful smile, your kind and caring words. I cherish my memories of growing up together in Rosedale, the sleepovers at your house, the New Year’s Eve Parties, Birthday Parties, and just hanging out together.
    And as adults, gatherings with our husbands created memories, I will never forget. You always had so much love 💘 to give. You will never be forgotten and will always be in my heart ❤.

  9. You were a special person I will miss your birthday cards you always remembered you never forgot. And the laughs we had when I tried to teach you to ski. Your in heaven with the angels. God be with you.❤️❤️❤️❤️ Rosanne

  10. candleI only got to know you, Elaine, for a short period of time. During that time I was the recipient of your heartfelt compassion, bright impish smile, kind uplifting words and the hearty laughter we shared.
    It was always a great pleasure to be in your company,
    I will miss you.

  11. My dear Elaine I loved you like a sister and I will miss you every day. We had so many beautiful memories together that I cherish. Rest In Peace 🙏❤️

  12. candleI was so sorry to hear of your passing Elaine. May you sleep well amongst the angels above.. Have many fond memories of you and will always remember you in my ❤️.

  13. candleDearest Elaine, We took this amazing journey. I held your hand and you held mine. You never let go there were some tough times and sad days.. we still held each others hand. we cried and laughed sang and danced. side by side holding hands. I’LL LOVE YOU FOREVER Dearest Elaine my beautiful wife….. As I look and wonder why does the candle cri . Watching as each tear slowly run down its side. Slowly growing small as your life goes on. Each tear is a part of life slowly going by. As I watch the candles flame one year has just gone by. That candle was once tall and strong when life has just begun. The flame was bright, glowing with life the day you were born. As I watch the candle cry. Each tear runs down its side I have all the memories of all the times When your candle flame went out I wept for you Thinking of all the birthdays and all my memories of you. Of all the things we did when your candle was so tall Now I watch the candle cry ,your flame waves its last goodbye. All I have to remember you is my memories left inside. remembering my own candle flame will wave its own good by. Then I will be with you again with a tearful hello, not a tearful good by. I Love you Elaine

  14. Elaine we always looked forward to seeing you. Your smile brought happiness to everyone. Such a loving person. We’ll miss you. Love, Dwight and Sue

  15. Elaine was so sweet and kind. I have known the family for about 50 years or more. I have great memories of Elaine and her brothers and parents. I was fortunate to meet Richard several years ago. What a great guy and perfect husband to Elaine,

  16. Elaine was such a sweet and kind person. I have known the family for over 50 years. Elaine’s parents and brothers and grandparents were so nice. I will miss communicating with Elaine very much.

  17. Rest in peace Elaine. Praying that Rich finds comfort in the memories he has created with Elaine. Rich is a wonderful guy and a perfect husband for Elaine.

  18. Love you my dear friend. I will think of you often and will be comforted knowing you are in the arms of our Heavenly Father, surrounded by love and family. Thank you for many years of beautiful friendship. xoxoxo

  19. Dearest Elaine We will miss you greatly We always had some great laughs and talks about our trips. LOVE YOU Sister-In- Law. Ruth and Pat Brosnan

  20. Elaine was truly a beautiful person, always with a smile on her face. She’ll be forever missed by so many. Fly with the Angels Elaine, you definitely deserve it …love you !

  21. …and in the end, the Love you take is equal to the Love you make…
    Your smile & kind ways touched everyone, Aunt Elaine. xox Peace!

  22. Paul,Linda and Emily Trew
    It was such an honor to have Elaine in our lives! When my sister Beth married Steve, I truly gained another sister! Elaine’s caring and sweet spirit touched everyone she met as well as everything she did. You could see her heart in her beautiful smile…and you saw that smile often!! I am praying God’s comfort surrounds the entire family and brings His peace to all in Jesus’s name, amen. Linda Trew

  23. We all loved you Elaine. We will all miss your warm smile and gracious ways. May you rest in peace in God’s Paradise.

  24. Dear Richie (Wicky) you were in the right place at the right time to meet your Lovely Wife! Elaine (Lainey) her ways of Sweetness, Compassion, Patience and Wisdom that anchored your love together! You both will meet again in the next life! Lainey always so faithful what a wonderful life ! We will never forget you Sister!
    Till we meet again!!!

  25. Such sad news, Rich. Your dear wife gone but not forgotten. She was very sweet every time we met. I know how losing your life’s love feels. You are wished peace of mind and heart during this difficult time. May Elaine rest in peace until you meet again.

  26. Dearest Elaine,
    This did not turn out the way it was supposed to. I can’t believe I won’t be able to get together with you anymore. We’ve been friends since we were four years old, when we could cross the street. Through all the backyard fun on the swings, riding our bikes, hanging out on your fence, trips to the city including all the Broadway shows and autographs we waited for, and New Year’s Eve get togethers that continued till COVID took hold, our friendship with each other and the rest of the BELL Club was strong and everlasting. Your mother, Eleanora, was one of my mother’s dearest friends. Everyone loved you and your family.
    I will try to look past the sadness that now grips hold of me to remember the good times. I will carry you in my heart forever.
    Love, Bonnie and of course David, Matt and Adam

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