Elaine F. McElroy 68 of Ballston Spa, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, August 18, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Raymond J. LaPoint and Helen M. Beninati LaPoint. She married her childhood sweetheart, Samuel McElroy on February 26, 1961. Elaine was a cafeteria supervisor and worked in nutritional services at Saratoga Hospital for 23 years.
She was a cook at Camp Saratoga Boy Scout Camp. She was a life member of the Harley Owners Groupe and a member of the American Motorcycle Association, Albany Schenectady Hog and Adirondack Hog. She was a communicant of St Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa.
Elaine had a love for animals and enjoyed motorcycle rides with her husband. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and family. Elaine will be missed by everyone who ever knew her. The world is a better place because she was here.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her mother in law, Wreatha L. Weiss and father in law, Samuel W. McElroy. Elaine is survived by her husband of 51 years, Samuel W. McElroy, her children, Samuel McElroy (Beth McDermott) of Glenville, Sandra Bellinger of Ballston Spa, and Carol Ann Taylor (Robert) of Wisconsin, grandchildren, Nicole McElroy, Samuel McElroy, Connor McElroy, Jodi Bellinger, Joseph Bellinger, Joshua Bellinger, Stephanie Taylor and Robert Taylor, great grandson, Brendan Connor Mulvaney, brother, Raymond J. LaPoint, Jr (Melita) of Sacramento, CA, sister, Sheila Arpei (John) of Saratoga Springs, special friends, Candace Norton, Darryl Skeels, Herb and Dawn Peters, Ben and Lil Zlotnick, her cats, Silver and Gold, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 9:30am Tuesday, July 24, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 6-9pm Monday at Armer Funeral Home, Inc, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter of your choice or the Saratoga Hospital Foundation.