Stafford ~ Mary Jo Ellingham, age 75, passed away early Saturday morning (October 2, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center.
She was born July 25, 1946 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Mary Burns Murphy.
Mary Jo will be remembered as a very loving and caring person, who was dedicated to her family, her faith and her students. Her career as a third grade teacher at the Paul Road School in the Gates Chili School District spanned over 30 years. She enjoyed reading, gardening and travelling to Florida for the winters with her husband, John.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 48 years, John F. Ellingham; her siblings, Patricia (James) McVeigh, William Murphy, Michael Murphy and Margie Murphy; sisters-in-law, Jean Kelly, Joan (Lloyd) Eldridge, Kathy Ellingham; brother-in-law, James (Mary Beth) Ellingham; nephews, John McVeigh, Scott McVeigh, Patrick Murphy, Brian Murphy, Josh Ellingham, Kenneth Ellingham, Kevin (Sarah) Kelly, Timothy Kelly, Marty Ryan and nieces, Crystal Ellingham, Becky Powers Ellingham, Rebecca (Cory) Lawlor, Chrissy (James) Gibbs and Kathy (Drew) Palalay.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Linda Murphy and Joanne Murphy and brother-in-law, Jeffrey Ellingham.
Family and friends may call on Thursday from 2 ~ 4 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy. Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Good Days, P.O. Box 665, Mendon, N.Y. 14506 www.campgooddays.org