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Thursday, January 19, 2012

M. Lois Elliott of East Genesee Street, Wellsville, NY, Former Port Allegany, PA, Resident

WELLSVILLE —M. Lois Elliott of East Genesee Street passed on to her new life surrounded by her family on Thursday (Jan. 19, 2012) at home.

She was born in Geneva on Jan. 16, 1928, to Patrick and Gertrude O’Malley Hennessy. Lois married R. Wayne Elliott at Hempstead, Long Island, who predeceased her on Feb. 24, 2006 after 54 years of marriage.

Lois graduated from St Francis de Sale High School in Geneva and later from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Elmira. She then served in the US Air Force as a second Lieutenant stationed at Mitchell Air Force Base, Hempstead Long Island.

She and her husband lived in Port Allegany, Pa., for 20 years before moving to Rochester for three years and then to Wellsville for the last 25 years.

Lois and Wayne worked together in Elliott’s Bakery and Restaurant before she returned to professional nursing. She worked at the Port Allegany Hospital, Charles Cole Hospital, Sena’ Kean Manor, Director of Nursing at Lakeshore Nursing Home in Rochester and then finished her nursing career at the Wellsville Manor.

Her biggest interest in life was her family and she took great pride in watching them grow and become who they are today. Lois took a great interest in reading and at one time made quilts.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville the American Legion Post 702.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan (Albert) Meyer; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Elliott; three sons, Mark (Linda) Elliott, Jonathan (Cheryl) Elliott and Gregory (Lori) Elliott; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; longtime special and dear friends, Anne Walsh of Geneva and Betty Heffernan of Dayton, Ohio.

Besides her husband, Lois was predeceased by her beloved son, David, in 2006, as well as her loving mentor, Charles Kleinhenz; a sister, Helen Dwyer; and two brothers, Jack and Alan Hennessy.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday (Jan. 22, 2012), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville.

A Prayer Service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church with Father Sean DiMaria Celebrant. Burial with full military honors will take place in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Bolivar.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the David A. Howe Library or to the SPCA serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit

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