Obituary of Prudence Ellinger
Name: Prudence C. Ellinger
Date of Death: Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Residence: Rome NY
Obituary:Our loving mother and beloved wife, Prudence C. (Prudy) Ellinger went to the Lords arms, June 7, 2006.
Prudy was born to John C. Favata and Theresa LaMonica on July 21, 1948.
She attended Rome Schools graduating in 1965. While in school she was active in gymnastics, bowling and cheerleading.
In 1961 she received the strangest phone call, it was the wrong number but definitely the right connection. This is how she met her best friend, her confident, soul mate. Prudy married Greg Ellinger on November 24, 1967. The two of them then started their dream together. In 1972 Greg and Prudy started their successful business, Greg Ellinger Collision. While doing this she raised four wonderful children.
Prudy was an active member of the Hemlock Twigs, secretary of Weed-n-Seed and president of Zonta, in addition she was a member of the Rome Chamber of Commerce and the Rome Rotary Club. She has done many wonderful things for the city, which she loved. Prudy was a graduate of the 1st. Rome Civilian Police Academy .
In June of 2005 she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Instead of lying down to the disease she stepped up and fought with a smile. Prudy passionately raised money and supported the feel good room at Mohawk Valley Dr. Shicker's office. The only room of its kind in the area. This room is where cancer patients can go and study their disease and receive a free make over, with wigs and make-up. She believed that looking your best through your illness was important to the soul and spirit.
Prudy is survived by her wonderful, devoted husband, Greg P. Ellinger and four loving children and spouses: John and Carolyn Schwartz Ellinger, Greg Ellinger, Jr. and Vicki Burch, David and Rhonda Ellinger Congden, Jeff and Sonya Coffin Ellinger, all of Rome;three sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Sal Muratore, Ceil and Joe Hluska and Lori Ramsdale and fiancé, David Paine, all of Rome; One brother, Joe Favata and fiancé Nancy Wonders of Saratoga Springs; one brother-in-law, Frank Ellinger, California, two sisters-in-law, Maureen and Diane Ellinger, both of Rome and eight adoring grandchildren: Stephen, Carissa, Amberlyn, Brianna, Kaitlyn, Megan, Craig Ellinger and Allison Congden. One beautiful great-grandson, Tyler Ellinger and many nieces, nephews and several SPECIAL friends.
The family would like to express their sincere thank you to Rome Memorial Hospital Nursing Staff of 2 East and Dr. Parker for their compassionate and comforting care that they gave to Prudy. We would also like to thank Dr. Linda Shicker and staff of Rome, Dr. Graziano and staff of Oneida and SUNY University 8th Floor oncology nursing staff for all their attempts to help her and treating her like the SPECIAL person she was.
Prudy experienced a wonderful, happy and fun filled life although it was too short. She had a lot more to give; it was an honor if your life was touched by this beautiful, sweet, caring lady!!
Funeral will be held at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George Street Monday 9:45A.M. and St. John the Baptist Church 10:30A.M. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday 7:00P.M. - 9:00P.M. and 2:00-4:00P.M. and 7:00P.M.-9:00P.M. Sunday
Services: Calling hours Saturday 7-9pm and Sunday 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
Funeral Monday 9:45am at the funeral home and 10:30am at St. John the Baptist Church.