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Elaine M. (Miles) Harder

Lifelong resident of East Boston, on Dec. 8th after a long battle with lung cancer, at 73 years old. Beloved daughter of the late A. Frank Miles & A. Lucy (Discenza) Miles. Cherished mother of Lauren J. Robinson & husband Mark of Millbury, Jennifer J. Buonopane & her companion Anthony of Derry, NH, Dana M. Harder & wife Jessica of Quincy & Darcie L. Harder of East Boston. Adored grandmother of Brittany, Kayla, Sydney, Marissa, Bobby, Timmy, Evan, Anthony & Rino. Dear sister of Ellen J. Connell & husband Dave, Debbie Tassinari & husband Thomas, all of East Boston & Cindy F. Homer of Alabama & her late husband Brian Homer. Also lovingly survived by her dear cousin Bobby Discenza & his wife Virginia of MN & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Funeral Services will be private. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

Elaine loved spending time & going places with her grandson Timmy. She enjoyed doing arts & crafts & playing Bingo. She was a Retired Employee of the Boston Herald as a Switchboard Operator for over 20 years.


Funeral Services will be Private. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the East Boston Social Center, 68 Central Square, East Boston, MA 02128.



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  1. Brian DiRamio
    Dec 12 2020

    The passing of Elaine is such a loss to our family. Elaine would always attend family functions, without question. She will be sadly missed at all future functions. But, I somehow believe she will always be there in spirit.

  2. Cindy Homer
    Dec 10 2020

    You were a wonderful sister! You may be gone from my sight but you will always hold a special place in my heart.

  3. Dena Cameron
    Dec 10 2020

    Lauren and Mark I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Thinking of you and the family during this difficult time.

  4. Brian Teixeira
    Dec 10 2020

    So very sorry.

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