Muriel Gilbert

Elaine Gilbert

Tuesday, June 6th, 1933 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Muriel Elaine Gilbert

Pine Valley, NY passed away peacefully on February 13, 2020 at the age of 86 surrounded by her loving family and precious companion Miss Kitty. Elaine was born in Dansville, NY, a daughter to the late Waldo and Helen Smith Hoag. She is also pre-deceased by her daughter, Yvonne Grindel; her siblings, Helen Bricks, George Hoag, Henrietta Sylor, DeMerle Hoag, and Thelma DePuy. She is survived by her husband, John Gilbert; daughters, Jacqueline Gilbert (Joseph Sliwa), Gwendolyn Austin, Belinda (Daniel) Burczynski; three grandchildren, Michael (Morgan) Grindel, Angela (Brian) Spake, and Brenton Austin; three great grandchildren, Marin Spake, Sorin Spake, and Lennon Julia Grindel; sister, Wilma Yohonn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Elaine was blessed with 63 years of marriage and will be lovingly remembered for the care and thoughtfulness of raising her four girls. She was very involved in managing many horse shows, an avid seamstress, and supporting her children’s various activities. She and her husband John spent several years attending horse shows with her horse boutique business. In her later years she enjoyed cuddling her Kitty while watching professional Bull-riding and enjoying the wildlife outside her kitchen window. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 10-11AM. Elaine’s Funeral Services will be held immediately following with Fr. John DeSosio. She will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Elaine please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Giving, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. John DeSocio
  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    Maple Grove Cemetery
    715 Broad St.
    HORSEHEADS, NY 14845
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Elyse Bellinger

Posted at 03:29pm
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I know how special she was to you and I loved hearing the stories you shared and I hope you continue to share as you keep her loving memory alive. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Tere McCahill

Posted at 07:04am
Jackie, I’m so very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a great lady, and even though I never met her, I can see the great influence that she had in your life! Your love of horses and sewing is something that she passed on to you. Wear all of the beautiful clothes that she lovingly made for you as a tribute to this wonderful woman.
Love, peace, and sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
Tere McCahill

Sue Palmer

Posted at 05:57pm
Jackie and family, so very sorry for your loss. Remember the good times you shared.
Sue Palmer

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