Elena J. Papa, 93, a longtime parishioner and teacher in St. Mary Mother of Jesus parish, Bensonhurst, died May 1.
She taught fourth and fifth grades in St. Mary Mother of Jesus School for 25 years until she retired in 1982.
A funeral Mass was concelebrated by Msgr. Andrew J. Vaccari, St. Mary Mother of Jesus pastor, and Msgr. William E. Koenig, rector, St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre.
She is survived by her children, Anna and Gerard, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.