Elda Cella Owen
June 18, 1938-May 12, 2017
Elda Cella Owen, a longtime resident of Monroe, NY passed away with her loved ones by her side on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, NY. She was 78 years old. Daughter of the late Cesare and Elena Badaracco Cella, she was born June 18, 1938 in New York, NY.
Elda was a retired Secretary with the Defense Air Command of Newburgh, NY and a Co-owner of Owen & Son Contractors of Monroe, NY. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Monroe, the American Quarter Horse Association, the Southern Tier Quarter Horse Association, the Republican Committee of Monroe, and The TWIGS, of the former Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen, NY.
Survivors include her loving husband William D. Owen, Sr. (Buddy) at home; her sons: William D. Owen, Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Monroe, NY, Brian C. Owen of Secaucus, NJ; two grandchildren: Samantha Rose and Sage Bella; her brother-in-law Donald Weeks of Monroe, NY; her sister-in-law Mary Cella of Monroe, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Elda was predeceased by her sister Corinne Weeks and her brother Larry Cella.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 19th at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY. Interment will follow in St. Anastasia Cemetery, Harriman, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter, 3 Landmark Square, Suite 330, Stamford, CT 06901 or a charity of one's choice.