In Memoriam : Elaine Robertson

Elaine Robertson Elaine B Robertson - age: 71
(May 04, 1945 to March 22, 2017 )
Resident of Chicago, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Visitation Friday, March 24th from 4-9 pm at

Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

Funeral Mass Saturday, March 25th, 10 am at

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
2330 W. Sunnyside

Interment: private

Loving wife, mother, and friend, Elaine Bosco Robertson of Chicago passed away on March 22, 2017 from pancreatic cancer.

She was born on May 4, 1945, in Wilmington, MA, to Joseph and Emma (Pacillo) Bosco. She grew up in Wilmington and Everet, MA, graduating from Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Boston University before moving to Chicago, where she met Brian Robertson. They married on May 24, 1980, and were blessed with daughter Gina the following year. Elaine served as a pediatric nurse at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital for 38 years, also teaching nursing at Rush University.

Elaine led a full life; traveling, skiing, boating, and spending time at her cottage with family. She enjoyed her book club, going to the symphony with friends, visiting the Indianapolis 500 with her husband, gardening, and watching tennis. She will be remembered for her laughter and sense of humor, her devout friendship, and her enduring love of family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Emma Bosco, brother Anthony Bosco, brother-in-law Judge James A. Paisley, and niece Laura Paisley. She is survived by husband Brian, daughter Gina (William) Roper, grandsons Alexander and Luca, brother Joseph (Carol) Bosco, sisters Mary Janet Paisley and Valerie Bartolo, 12 nieces and nephews, and 20 great nieces and nephews.

Elaine’s family would like to thank the employees of Northwestern Memorial Hospital for their hard work, care, and kindness and JourneyCare Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations in Elaine’s honor to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago ( or the American Cancer Society (