Eleanora A. Williams, 91

Williams, EleanoraEleanora A. Williams, 91, died Aug. 29, 2013 at Fort Hudson Nursing Home, Fort Edward.

Born in Worcester, Mass., on Dec. 4, 1921, she was the fourth child of Carl O. and Aina (Eriksson) Engstrom.

Eleanora was the wife of William J. Williams (d. July 18, 1980) and the mother of three children – Russell J. (Marsha) of Slingerlands, N.Y.; Virginia L. Ransom of Hudson Falls, N.Y.; and Rebecca L. (Richard) Wilhelm of Brant Lake and Clarks Mills, N.Y.

She attended high school at David Hale Fanning Trade School for Girls, graduating as a journeyman printer.  Her later employment was for The Whitehall Times, H.E. Beckwith & Son, the Whitehall Coat Factory; and General Electric, from which she was retired in January 1986.

Beyond physical strength and a strong will, Ellie was an enduring wife, mother, and friend; and a firm and reliable guide to her children.  She was a special resource and loving grandmother to four grand-daughters, Johnna L. Hill, Peru, N.Y.; Jennifer L. (Chris) Yates, Saratoga, N.Y.; Amrys O. Williams (Paul Erickson), Middletown, Conn.; and Erin E. (Bill) Hogan, Malta, N.Y.    She taught them to plant, harvest, pick berries and apples, to cook and bake, sew, stitch, crochet, knit, and quilt.  The family favorite is pies.  She was renowned for her Swedish pastries and cakes, fresh picked berry and apple pies.  Ellie was also great-grandmother to four boys (Logan, Bryce, Flynn, and Teague). 

A creative and active member of the Northern Lights Quilters, displaying at the annual quilt exhibit in Brant Lake, she attended quilting schools at Star Lake, N.Y., and elsewhere, and often quilted with her youngest sister, Muriel (Rochdale, Mass.).

Ellie was of the Methodist faith, and held membership in Farm Bureau; was a Matron of Eastern Star and a life member of the Whitehall Grange #922 – a woman to rely on to get the job done.  Ellie responded promptly to human need in her community, helping others when their need was greatest, often in secret whether with family members, other women, or on her own.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, Sept. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m.; A funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m., at the Barton-McDermott Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Pine Street, Chestertown, NY.  Interment is Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m., at CedarGroveCemetery, Fair Haven, Vt.

Donations in memory of Ellie Williams may be made to C. R. Wood Cancer Center Image Fund, 100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Comments

comments

Tags: , , , ,

Classifieds 01/28/14

Whitehall Marina, RV Park sold to new owners

DSC_0550

By Dan King The Whitehall Marina, restaurant and RV park have new owners. Bill Brina, owner of Dagon Enterprises, said […]

Culligan still wants to coach

Justin Culligan

By Dan King Despite being terminated as the varsity football coach, Justin Culligan still wants to coach in Whitehall. Culligan […]

Whitehall Winterfest on ice

Winterfest III

By Dan King One of Whitehall’s favorite annual events will be on hiatus this year – the Whitehall Winterfest, which […]

Community Heroin discussion at SUNY ADK

Residents of Warren and Washington Counties are invited to learn how heroin affects everyone in the community and discuss ways […]

Petitions available to run for village office

Potential candidates interested in running for public office have until Feb. 10 to submit their name for this March’s village […]

Cop: School district ‘as safe as can be’

By Dan King Despite some parents’ concerns, a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy says Whitehall Central School is “as safe as […]

DeLorme’s 199 paces rifle club

Young Joe DeLorme has a career night, shooting a near perfect 199, including a 50 in the difficult standing position. […]

Cheerleaders to perform in competition

The Whitehall varsity cheerleaders will be performing in a cheer competition this weekend. Competition will begin at 10 a.m. on […]

Mayor LaRose to seek reelection

By Derek Liebig Granville Mayor Brian LaRose confirmed last week he will seek a second term in office, saying there […]

Rotary trivia night this weekend

The community’s brightest minds will compete Saturday to determine who has the greatest knowledge of trivia. The Granville Rotary Club […]

Girls’ upended at Hadley-Luzerne

Hadley-Luzerne (1-10, 2-11) cemented its first league win of the season, downing the Whitehall girls’ basketball team 49-27 last Friday. […]