Elsie May

Obituary of Elsie May

Elsie M. May

September 7, 1925 – January 22, 2018

Middletown, Formerly of Greenwood Lake, NY

Elsie M. May, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, NY surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Robert and Estelle (Berdan) Sloan, she was born September 7, 1925 in Paterson, NJ and was the widow of Paul V. May who predeceased her in 2001.

Known for her fun loving and often mischievous personality, Elsie touched the lives of so many people and left them smiling. Guided by her love of God and strong religious beliefs, she followed the Golden Rule of doing unto others as you would have others do unto you. "How Great Thou Art"! Elsie was her happiest when she was sharing treasured times with her family. Her lively spirit will definitely be missed.

Survivors include her four daughters, Rita Beardslee and her husband Thomas of Milton, NY, Joyce Stoeberl and her husband Leo of Greenwood Lake, NY, Monica Ladonis of Middletown, NY and Pamela Lehman of Greenwood Lake, NY. Her sister, Sally Franks of New Jersey, her six grandchildren: Deirdre & Aleen O'Keefe, DJ Stoeberl (and husband David Oberg), Amy Troiano (and husband TJ), Crystal Lehman (and wife Bethany Sweeney), Kenneth Montgomery and her seven great grandchildren, Kendra, Brittany, Mason, Jacob, McKenzie, Nicholas, and Noah. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to gather from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th with a Funeral Service and Family Reflections beginning at 7 p.m. at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue in Monroe. Interment will be private in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.