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Elsie L. Eccleston

Elsie L. Eccleston, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at the NYS Veteran's Home, Oxford, NY, at the age of 92.

Mrs. Eccleston was born in Tully, NY on April 21, 1917, a daughter of the late Floyd and Lulu Stillman Crandall. A longtime resident of the area, she was a member of the South Otselic American Legion Post Auxiliary for several years.

She is survived by her children, Gregory Dwight Eccleston of Leominister, MA, Debra (William) Gates of Pitcher, Leon Arthur (Cindy) Eccleston of DeRuyter, and Charles Robert (Tammi) Eccleston of Greenville, PA. She also leaves behind her sisters, Alice Rookard of Kansas, Beth (Dick) Baldwin of Georgia, and Alma Ayers of Florida; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald D. Eccleston on January 28, 1996 and a sister, Maybell Contino.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY with Fred M.S. Downs officiating. Burial will be in Pitcher Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Eccleston are kindly asked to consider a donation to the NYS Veteran's Home, 4211 State Highway 220, Oxford, NY 13830 to be used for their Pet Therapy Program.

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My wife and I wish we could be there with you all, Just know that we are there in spirit and you all are in our prayers.
Chris and Alicia Eccleston

Christopher D Eccleston Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Leon, Cindy & family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Your family is in my prayers.

Kelly Smith Goff Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy. Rest in peace, Aunt Elsie. See you again, someday!

Yvonne C. Eccleston Parizo Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM