Alfred, NY - Patricia Louise Elliott, age 88, formerly of Ithaca, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Highland Park rehabilitation in Wellsville, NY. Pat was born October 12, 1933 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Luther and Lydia Turner. Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Charles E. Elliott, her stepmother Ruth Turner, sister Karen Adornetto, and her brother William B. Turner
Pat married Charles in September of 1955, and she was a devoted wife and mother to her family. She worked a variety of jobs after graduating from Juniata College with a degree in chemistry culminating in her work at Cornell University’s Molecular Biology and Genetics lab as a lab technician.
Pat had an adventurous spirit. She was a spelunker in college, traveled to India with her young family in the 60s and took flight lessons before her youngest son was born. Never one to be idle, she loved to garden, often harvesting and canning the fruits of her labor, baking amazing desserts, knitting Icelandic sweaters and reading, she even tried down hill skiing after her final child. Every year she looked forward to planting her garden at the Cornell gardens and eventually served on the garden committee for several years. She also loved to raise exotic orchids.
She is survived by her children; daughter Katy and sons Chas (Carol) Elliott of Alfred Station, NY, Bill (Holly) Elliott of Graham WA and John (Beth) Elliott of Warrenton, VA.; her sister Ellen Nolan and, 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Her family will hold a private celebration of life at a later date. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.