Sandra A. Elmore, 74, of Downsville, passed away suddenly in a motor vehicle accident on Friday, September 25, 2020 with her beloved brother Eugene Mills.
Born December 8, 1945 in Delhi, she was a daughter of the late Reginald and Isabelle Knapp Mills.
Sandra worked at Roscoe Community Nursing Home for over 50 years, starting as a CNA then was promoted to Activities Director. After retirement Sandra returned back to the nursing home continuing to care for the residents as a Dietary Aide. She was a longtime member of the James S. Moore American Legion Post 167 in Downsville and very active with the Colchester Senior Citizens Club. Sandra loved going on cruises, camping trips to Verona Beach but most of all loved spending time with her many family and friends.
Survivors include her children Trudy Warner (John Hughes) of Walton, Kandi Elmore of Harris, NY and Eunice DeFalco of Downsville; brothers Donald Mills and James (Goldie) Mills; sisters Roxanne Bartolillo (Mike), Terry Allen, Mickey McClenon (Patrick) and Tracey Wilson; grandchildren Trevor Warner, Taylor “Bubbles” Elmore, Elizabeth DeFalco and great granddaughter Elsie Wayman. Sandra is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predecease by her husband Reginald A. Elmore whom she married April 16, 1983; grandson Tyler R. Warner; brothers Reginald Mills, Clark “Cork” Mills, William H. Mills, Thomas Mills and sister Bridget Mills.
A Mass to celebrate Sandra’s life will take place at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Downsville at the convenience of the family. Sandra will be laid to rest at Paige Cemetery, Downsville. A service to celebrate the life of Sandra and her beloved brother Gene will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the James S. Moore American Legion Post 167, 4466 River Road, Downsville, NY 13755 beginning at 4 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend to support the family and share stories and memories of Sandra and Gene.
Memorial donations in Sandra’s memory may be made to the James S. Moore American Legion Post 167, 4466 River Road, Downsville, NY 13755 or to The Center for Discovery, P.O. Box 840, Harris, New York 12742 or to the Roscoe Community Nursing Home Activities Department, 420 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY 12776.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Sandra’s family, please visit her online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com