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Janet A. Ellsworth


Janet Ann Ellsworth, 62, of Ft. Covington Center passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 under the care of her family and Hospice of the North Country.

Born in Malone on April 24, 1951, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Jean Collins Ellsworth. Janet graduated from Salmon River Central School in Ft. Covington in 1970. She entered Canton ATC, majoring in food services. After graduation she went to work for Alice Hyde Hospital as a dietary technician until 1985. Then she returned to studies at Plattsburgh State University majoring in accounting. That opened the doors in retail work for Bon-Ton and Hills in Massena from 2001 until 2011 when she had to retire because of her health.

Janet was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Covington where she held the position of Elder. She also was an active member of the Presbyterian Women’s Group. She loved being with her nieces, nephews, great-nephew and cousins. Her greatest past times were reading and cooking. She lived most of her life on the Ellsworth farm where her grandparents, parents and brothers and nephews have farmed for generations. Her family was among the earliest settlers of Ft. Covington and Westville, coming from the New England states well before the War of 1812.

She is survived by three brothers and one sister-in-law, David Ellsworth of Oklahoma, Donald and Kathy Ellsworth and Richard Ellsworth all of Ft. Covington; a sister, Mary Beth Premo of Massena; three nieces, Beth and Amie Ellsworth and Steffanie Premo; seven nephews, Jeremy, Andrew, Aaron, Andrew, Daniel and Michael Ellsworth and Matthew Premo; two great-nephews, Evan and Dallas Ellsworth; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Covington. A funeral service will follow in the church at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Alexander, pastor, presiding. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Ft. Covington.

In lieu of flowers, Janet would like everyone to do a random act of kindness making it a nicer day for someone. Memorials may be made to Alice Ballard Hospice Fund.

Arrangements are through the Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home of Ft. Covington.

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