Ellen Bernadette (McGowan) Holcomb

July 4, 1938 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 82)


Ellen “Bernie” Holcomb of Montgomery, NY, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021, in Kingston.  She was 82.

The daughter of the late James and Bridget Currid McGowan, she was born July 4, 1938 in Sligo, Ireland.

Ellen worked as a respiratory technician at Horton Hospital, Middletown, NY. She enjoyed her Garden Club and the Town of Montgomery Senior Group.

Survivors include her daughter  Mary Fraser & husband Ernie of Accord, NY, son Vincent  Barrett & wife Susan of Walden, NY, daughter  Laura Maxwell & husband Edward of Georgia, daughter  Ellen Barrett of Goshen; 7 Grandchildren Alicia, Kaitlyn, Sara, Jacqueline, Kyle, Michael, Emma; 2 Great Grandchildren Nora Rose & Hunter; brother Kevin McGowan & wife Mona of Ireland.

She was predeceased by her sisters Mary Christine McGowan, Peggy Smith, Josephine Buffardi and Cassie.

A funeral mass will take place Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, 89 Union St., Montgomery 12549.

Cremation will take place privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley Chapter, 2649 South Road, #101, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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Mass of Christian Burial
January 15, 2021

1:00 PM
Holy Name of Mary Church
89 Union St.
Montgomery, New York 12549


Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley Chapter
2649 South Road, #101, Poughkeepsie NY 12601

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