STILLWATER - Elsie E. Duffney, 76, of Hudson Ave, died Wednesday, Sept 30th, at home, in the loving company of her family. Born in Mechanicville, April 8, 1944, daughter of the late Britton and Ida Retell Thompson.
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A homemaker, who enjoyed raising her 3 kids, and helping with her grandchildren, Elsie loved being with her family, and also with her many siblings and their families.
Elsie worked at Creative Art Works of Stillwater for some time, along with several other short term jobs. She enjoyed baking and cooking for her and all, a puzzle solver and crafty card and dice game player, Elsie enjoyed just being with company.
A noted country singer in years back, Elsie was proudly elected to the NY State Country Music Hall of Fame in Cortland, NY enshrined under the name Sissy Thompson. Along with her family, Elsie was a featured singer at the former Ranch Bar establishment in Halfmoon.
In addition to her parents, predeceased by her husband of 32 years, David Duffney who died Jan 3rd, 2005. Also predeceased by siblings Mary Plasencia, Veronica Callanan, Doris Sunkes, Rita Weber Dalaba, Britt, Joe, Bill, Ken, Ed and Fred Thompson.
Survivors include her three loving children: Debi (Scott) Bolebruch of Gloversville, Jim (Debbie) Gulneck and Tammy (Mike) Thomson both of Stillwater. Adored grandchildren: Brittany Valcik, Ryan and Tyler Bolebruch, Jimmy, Brandon (Bose), Deanna and Tyler Gulneck, Michael, David and Tamra Thomson, along with her remaining sister Emma Masterson of Mechanicville, along with many nieces, nephews and their families.
A Funeral Service will be held Monday at 10 AM at St. Luke's on the Hill Church, 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville, with burial to follow in Hudson View Cemetery. Calling hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., on Sunday from 2-5 PM.
Pandemic safety practices will be followed, mask wearing and social distancing will be enforced.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3 Interntl Dr, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573, or Community Hospice.