Elsie Northrup

Elsie Jane Northrup (Gallo)

Thursday, December 23rd, 1926 - Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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Elsie Jane (Gallo) Northrup, age 92, of Lake Placid, NY, passed away on Monday April 22, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake with her family by her side.

Born in Brockport, NY on December 23, 1926, she was the daughter of Peter and Adalcisa Gallo. Elsie married Maurice Northrup on June 5, 1948 at the Colgate Rochester Divinity Chapel in Rochester, NY. He predeceased her in 2003.

Elsie worked as a beautician and owned and operated her own beautician business. She also was very fond of her time spent living in Florida which she considered “Paradise”.

Elsie was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved being with her grandchildren Timothy, Ciera and Matthew and most joyed when she was with her great grandchildren Landon and Felix. She particularly loved doing family activities with them like skiing, skating and dancing. She also very much enjoyed owning a fruit farm.

Elsie is survived by her two sons: David (Jodie) Northrup of Lake Placid and Mark Northrup of Rome, NY. Her 3 Grand Children: Timothy (Becky) Northrup of Wilmington, Ciera (Travis) Earl of Kingsbury, NY and Matthew Northrup of Hoosick Falls, NY, and her 2 Great Grandchildren: Landon Earl and Felix Northrup.
Elsie was preceded in death by her mother and father, 4 brothers: Wilfred “Peter”, Jim, Joe and Eugene and 4 sisters: Sue, Victoria, Maria and Helen.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake, NY. There will be no calling hours or funeral services. Burial with a graveside service will take place at Parma Union Cemetery in Hilton, NY at the convenience of the family.

Friends wishing to remember Elsie Jane Northrup may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
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    Parma Union Cemetery
    260 Parma Center Road
    HILTON, NY 14468
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Jessilou Gage Vaccarelli

Posted at 11:59am
I send my deepest sympathies to the family. I don't know if you'll remember me; I'm Jessilou Gage. I think it's been 50 years since we were together, perhaps at the Parma Greece UCC. But I have carried a special memory of Elsie in my heart all this time, and will do so for the rest of my life. Here is my story.....One summer day when I was 7 years old living on Manitou Road in Hilton, we were enjoying the company of visiting family: Aunts and Uncles, cousins and Grandma. As the party ended and we were saying our good byes, we returned to the house and we realized my 2 year old brother Kyle was not around. My mother discovered him face down in our wading pool. I'll never forget her screams. From that moment on, it was sheer panic and chaos.... the ambulance was called, and as friends and neighbors drove by and saw the emergency vehicles, they all pulled over and came inside to see if they could help. One of those people was Elsie Northrup. My sister and I knew Elsie (Mrs. Northrup) from church. She took us gently by the hands and led us into our back porch, away from the terror, the noise, the fear. She sat with us on a glider and read stories to us. Her voice was calm, her face full of warmth and love, her arms around us, comforting us. I think she might have helped us say a prayer. My brother and parents raced to the hospital. Everyone else slowly left for home. My sister and I somehow ended up at our Aunt's and Uncle's house for the night. I was too young to think of saying thank you to Elsie and after awhile, we lost touch. So I thank her now....Thank you, Elsie, for being there, for being the ever present angel on that horrible day. Along with the painful memory of losing my brother, somewhere in my heart a candle glows - lit by you, by the power of your love. I know you are in heaven, and I have a feeling there were people there to greet you - my Dad Glenn, my Mom Lou, and my little brother, Kyle. May you and those you love be forever blessed, as you have been a blessing to me.

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