Henrietta (Etta) Elsasser
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Chelsea - Henrietta (Etta) Elsasser 86 of Chelsea, NY died on Friday, May 3, 2013 at home peacefully surrounded by her loving children. Born September 23, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Geske. She was married on June 29, 1946, to Henry (Hank) Elsasser, also from Brooklyn, who predeceased her on October 17, 2002. They were married for 56 years. Her brothers Richard, Donald and son-in-law Don Tarquini also predeceased her.
She was an incredible woman and a remarkable mother. She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed. She stayed at home to raise her children and later worked as a secretary at the Fishkill Elementary School for 10 years retiring in 1986. She loved to read, play Bingo, travel and spend the winter months in Florida. She is survived by her 5 children: Etta Tarquini of Beacon, NY; Diane (Terry) Hill of Aurora, Colorado; Karen (Joe) O'Dell of Chelsea, NY; Henry Jr. (Rebecca) Elsasser of Poughkeepsie, NY and Lori (Jack) McGrane of Maryville, Tennessee. Also her grandchildren: Don Jr. (Robin) Tarquini, Michelle Tarquini, Alicia Washington, Henry Elsasser III, Ryan Elsasser and Shaylyn Wood. As well as two great-grandchildren: Brandon and Connor Tarquini. She also is survived by her sister-in-law, Rose Geske, nieces, nephews and best friend, Gloria Wildner of Palm Beach, Florida.
Friends are welcome to call on Thursday, May 9th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home, 1028 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. A church service is planned on Friday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Beacon, NY. Immediately following she will be laid to rest at the Fishkill Rural Cemetery next to her husband. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Hospice, Inc, Poughkeepsie, NY;
. The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice for all their support and special care.
For direction or to send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com
Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home
1028 Main St. Fishkill, NY 12524
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from May 8 to May 10, 2013