Valerie Cannassa Elliott

October 9, 1980 - September 4, 2008
Valerie Cannassa Elliott

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Valerie Cannassa Elliott, 27, of Wilmington formerly of Pittsburgh, PA passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008 at her home after a courageous 3 year battle with Lymphoma surrounded by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather George Polliard, grandparents Ruth and Herman Cannassa , grandfather Thomas Edward Elliott, aunts Patricia Cannassa and Mary Jane Sunderlin and uncle Lon Sunderlin.

Valerie is survived by her husband Kirk Elliott, parents Patrick and Jean Cannassa, sister Monica Roseski and husband Tom, grandmother Florence Ruth Polliard, father and mother in law Danny and Karen Elliott, grandparents Jim and Ardis Bell, brother in law Kevin Elliott and canine companions Sahara and Lilly.

She was a 2003 graduate of UNCW with a degree in elementary education. Valerie had a vision for interior design and decorating and freely shared her vision with friends and family.
Family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until service time at 2:30 PM on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 3736 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Valerie Cannassa Elliott Memorial Fund c/o Wachovia Bank.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • September 08, 2008
    Bill McEnery says:
    Pat, our hearts go out to you and your family. Valerie is in our prayers. Bill & Mary Kay McEnery

  • September 05, 2008
    Rachel and David Wagner says:
    Kirk, We can't even begin to imagine the great pain you are in. Dave and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know what you mean Jennie and Pete and I will be there to watch the kids for them anytime you need them to lean on. Rachel & Dave

  • September 05, 2008
    Barbara Vaccaro says:
    Death leaves a Heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  • September 05, 2008
    Chambers Insurance Agency, Inc. says:
    Our deepest sympathy on the death of Valerie from all of us here at Chambers Insurance

  • September 06, 2008
    Rich Tibbs says:
    Kirk, I can't even begin to put into words how sorry I am. My love and sympathy goes out to you and your family. I hope to hear from ya soon. -Love-