Obituary: Aline Genevieve Elnicki, 94, Florence

Aline Genevieve Elnicki

Aline Genevieve Elnicki, age 94, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Wintergreen Residential Care Home in Brandon.

Aline was born in Proctor on January 6, 1930. She was the daughter of Ferdinand and Marie (LaVictorie) Pomainville. She grew up in the Florence-Pittsford area, where she received her early education and graduated from Pittsford High School, class of 1948. On July 9, 1949, she married Charles Elnicki in Brandon. They made their home in Florence, where they raised their family. Aline had worked as an aide at the Brandon Training School for many years. She later was employed at the Vermont Police Academy as a cook for several years. She retired in 1986. Aline enjoyed camping, arts and crafts, painting in both oil and watercolors. She was an accomplished piano and accordion player. She loved to cook, sew, knit, and crochet, but most of all, her family was her life.

Surviving is her son,Michael Elnicki and his wife, Colleen of Pittsford, and a daughter, Donna Whitman and her husband, Gary, of Ripton.  Also surviving are grandchildren Jill (Mike) Merrill and Richard (Nicole) Elnicki, great-grandchildren Zoe and Eli Merrill, two sisters, Theresa Drew and Lorette Wallett. Several nieces, nephews, & cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Elnicki, two brothers, Roland and Francis Pomainville, and a sister, Mary Jane Burgess.

The memorial service “In Celebration of Her Life” will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 12 noon at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
Rev. Maurice Moreau, pastor of Our Lady of Good Help (St. Mary’s Catholic Church) will officiate. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday, from 11 a.m. until service time at 12 noon.

Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends at Brandon American Legion Post #55, for a time of remembrance.

A private graveside committal service and burial will take place at a later date in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, VT 05733.

The family wishes to express their special thanks to the staff at Wintergreen and to Bayada, for their wonderful care.

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