Ellen Downing

Obituary of Ellen C. Downing

Ellen J. (Collins) Downing, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Daughter of the late Walter and Clara (Winnie) Collins, she was born in Cooperstown on February 26, 1930. She grew up in Sharon and was a graduate of Sharon Springs High School. Ellen worked as a telephone operator in Cobleskill until moving to Rotterdam. Ellen went on to work at Metro Ford for many years before retiring. She was a devoted member of First Reformed Church of Scotia. Ellen is survived by her sons, Bruce Downing and his wife Gilda of Charlton and Scott Downing and his wife Beth of Valatie, as well as her sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Wayne Conner of Roseville CA. She also leaves her two beloved grandchildren, Samantha and Eric Downing. She will be fondly missed by her niece, Erinn and her nephew Michael and their families. Ellen loved her family and enjoyed taking bus trips to numerous vacation spots with her good friends. A memorial service will be held for family and close friends at Daley Funeral Home in Schenectady on Monday January 4 at 11 a.m. www.dalyfuneralhome.com/home/. Donations in Ellen's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Ln, Latham, NY 12110, or www.cancer.org
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