Eleanor T. Edlin Phelan

Eleanor T. Edlin Phelan, 85, of Clifton Park, New York, died on Monday, March 31, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 24, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Walter F. and Ida Endler Edlin. She was a graduate of Park Ridge High School in New Jersey and had been a secretary and administrative assistant for the Rockland County Mental Health Center for a number of years. She had been a beautician, worked at Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, New York and had also worked for Orange and Rockland Utilities.

Eleanor had a true gift for touching the lives of everyone she met. Friends and family alike embraced her quick wit, ready smile, and pension for pulling practical jokes. Eleanor loved children, animals, wildlife and most fiercely loved and defended her family. She was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain. Eleanor will be sorely missed and forever remembered.

Eleanor is the beloved wife of Daniel Phelan (married on August 28, 1948); devoted mother of Glenda K. (Sal) Corcione, Daniel W. (Laurie) Phelan; Susan E. (Al) Monroe; cherished grandmother of Daniel, Meghan, Joseph, Craig, Holli and Erica; great-grandmother of Emily, Sal, Andy, and Chloe; sister of Walter, and Gloria Edlin and the late Stephen Edlin; and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Eleanor’s family would like to especially thank the staff of the Wesley Health Care Center, 2 Victoria, for becoming her second family for the last four years.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Friday morning, April 4, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park, where the mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern NY Chapter, Pine West Plaza Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205-5515 or the Fischer Center For Alzheimer Research, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, New York 10038.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9 Clifton Park, New York 12065; 518-371-5454.