Enid Covell

Enid Hope Covell

1936 - 2020

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Enid Hope Covell, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in the early morning hours at Catskill Regional Medical Center after a brief but nice visit with her daughter in law Ellen and grandkids Alex and Courtney. Enid was born April 19, 1936 at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, NY to Oscar and Gertrude Bobis. Enid married Alan Covell who passed in 1986. Early on in their life together, Enid worked for a major dress making company in NYC which is what fueled her passion for the Fashion World. When they had their son Jay, Enid's work life came to a halt and she became a dedicated housewife and stay at home mom. After Alan passed, she found herself back at work much later in life, for a personal agency as an administrative assistant in NYC across the street from the Twin Towers. During 9/11 Enid was evacuated from her work place and ended up on a tugboat that crossed the East River to get her home. She soon retired to Florida after that day. Enid lived in Florida until her grandchildren and great grandchildren went and brought her back to Walton in January of 2013. At that time her mobility had been severely compromised but, within a year or so she had gained it back and got back into an apartment of her own. Enid was a woman who adored her family, especially all her grandbabies. She thrived off them and being able to finally be a regular part of all their big and small moments in life again. She had a kind heart and gentle way about her, she was also a woman who would tell you exactly what she thought whether you wanted to hear it or not. Enid loved her crossword puzzles and reading (John Grisham was her favorite). She loved Tony Bennett and Ricky Martin as musicians and they made her heart skip a beat! Entenmann's cookies were her guilty pleasure and she would sneak them even when she was told she probably shouldn't eat them so often. She enjoyed reminiscing for hours over the phone or in person, stories of her late husband Alan, and her son Jay! Enid adored her brother Howard and always looked forward to his trips to Florida and then later on New York to visit her. He always brought fresh city bagels and lox and she would invite everyone to come over to share, then pick on everyone who wouldn't touch the lox! Family events were the most important to her and she loved to have everyone together for any occasion. Enid was known as GG (Great Grandma) for the past 7 or so years and was a force to be reckoned with. She is so much loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her loving brother Howard Bobis; Sister in Law Randi Bobis; nephew Craig Bobis; Daughter in law Ellen Covell (Jimmy Jackson); grandson Alex Covell (Cari); great grandsons Shayden and Bryson Covell; granddaughter Courtney Covell (Gabe Williams) and great grandchildren Landon and Josilynn Covell and Dominic and Mia Williams. Enid is predeceased by her husband Alan Covell; son Jay Eric Covell and parents Oscar and Gertrude Bobis. Enid will be laid to rest at Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield Gardens, NY next to her late husband Alan. Services to celebrate Enid’s life will be held at a day and time to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and sympathy for Enid’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Courtney Funeral Home