Lillian Arlene Ellsessor
Lillian A. (Donovan) Ellsessor, 84 of High Street, passed away peacefully on Thursday (July 9, 2020) at Jones Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Hartsville, NY on March 6, 1936 the daughter of Daniel and Mary Anne (Hartman) Donovan. Lillian was retired from Allegany County where she worked as a secretary for the Worker’s Compensation Department. On June 4, 2005, she married John H. Ellsessor who survives.
She also survived by her 2 daughters Hollie Riehle of Allegany, Kim (Mark) Kline of Oregon, her son Al Hyde III of NJ, special family friend Larry Collins, her sisters Mary (Floyd) of East Aurora, Patricia of Hamburg, Janice (Jerry) of Florida, Sandy of Florida, Nancy (Bill) of Indiana her brothers Michael (Mary Ann) of Florida, Jerry of New Mexico, Dennis (Karen) of Florida, Edward (Chery) of East Aurora, step children Shayne (Michelle) Ellsessor, Brett (Heidi) Ellsessor, and Jennifer (Rick) Hunt, many very loved grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, and nephews.
Lillian was predeceased by her parents, her son Todd Hyde, step son Aaron Ellsessor, and siblings Danny, Kenneth, John, Robert, Gladys, and Catherine.
Lillian will be remembered as: Wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt, friend. Witty, out-spoken, full of sass and grit, and loving. above all loving. Loving of her family. Loving of those close to her. Loving of the Bills (even when they were hard to love), the Yankees, MMA, and NASCAR ...faithful fan. Fan of good food at good restaurants, an occasional trip to the Casino, and chocolate. All of these things describe what she enjoyed, and who she was. There is so much more. She spent many years helping to operate a dairy farm; and later a business, while raising 4 children and working full-time. She was always taking new courses to improve her skills and learn more. She was committed to moving forward, and later became committed to her faith; attending the First Baptist Church in Angelica with her husband, John. Her family meant everything to her, and she leaves us now to join her son in heaven.
The family will be present to receive friends on Monday (July 13, 2020) from 5-7pm at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home in Angelica, (A capacity limit will need to be followed). A private service will be held with Pastor David Ford officiating. Burial will be in Until the Day Dawn Cemetery in Angelica.
To send a remembrance please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com, or on Facebook @brownpowersfh, the family is being assisted by director Chester A. Gosper IV.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be considered to the Angelica Rescue Squad PO Box 154 Angelica NY 14709, or the Angelica Baptist Church 10 Park Circle Angelica NY 14709.
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