Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

Elaine Ann McCormack

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Elaine Ann McCormack, 83, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Born in Boston, MA on March 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Grace Russo Ferullo. In 1962, Elaine moved from Texas where she met her husband Lynn McCormack back home in the Northeast to Braintree, MA. She raised her daughter Deborah as her husband worked for General Dynamics Shipbuilding Division in Quincy, MA and Groton, CT for over 29 years. Elaine enjoyed spending time with her cousins, family and friends during these happy years.

After Mr. McCormack’s retirement form General Dynamics, the couple moved to Queensbury, NY to be with their family. Most recently Elaine worked with her husband and daughter at their family business, Friendly Spirits Wines and Liquors in South Glens Falls. She enjoyed helping raise her granddaughter Amanda Grace at the family business which was established the same month of Amanda’s birth in June of 1997. 

Her greatest enjoyments was spending time with her granddaughters Tara Lynn and Amanda Grace, watching Tara Lynn compete in figure skating and Amanda Grace playing basketball and softball.

After Lynn’s passing in 2003, Elaine moved to Saratoga Springs to live with her daughter and granddaughters. She was tremendously proud of her two granddaughters. Tara, the oldest is currently pursuing pharmaceutical research at Albany College of Pharmacy and Amanda, the youngest, is pursuing nursing at the University of Vermont. She enjoyed most notably spending time with her family and extended family of friends.

Elaine is survived by her daughter, Deborah Ann Britton-Duval and her husband Robert John Duvall III; her two granddaughters, Tara Lynn Britton and Amanda Grace Britton, all of Saratoga Springs and her cousin, Camille Collins of Braintree, MA.

Her extended family includes Dr. Tom and Eva Francomano, their daughter Emily and son Peter Francomano and her beloved dogs, Benji, Luna, Oreo and Freckles.

Relatives and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, with a funeral service to be conducted at 3 p.m. at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

Donation in Elaine’s memory to the St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325-0300 or The Estherville Animal Shelter, 100 Russell Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833.


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