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Obituary for Elsie Rosa Galbraith

Elsie Rosa Galbraith, 90 of 32 Walpole Rd, Groton, NY passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 after a extended illness.

Mrs. Galbraith was born on November 9, 1930 in Groton, a daughter of the late Asa Leroy and Hazel Winifred Hunt Ely.

A lifelong resident of the Groton and Moravia area, she was employed for over 30 years with Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc. in Moravia. She was also a full-time housewife and mother raising five children. she was married to Floyd "Pat" Galbraith who died on January 16, 2005.

Ill for many years, her son , Kevin Galbraith and his companion, Evelyn Westbrook provided her with expert and loving care which no doubt extended her life by many years.

She is survived by her children, Kevin (Evelyn) Galbraith of Groton, Keith Galbraith of Whitney Point, John Galbraith (Eva) of Marathon, Carla (Steve) Fontana of Ithaca and Deborah (Dale) Muncey of Groton; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchilden with one great- grandchild on the way; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her step-father, Cecil Montgomery, a grandson, Robert (Duffy) McDonald; her siblings and their spouses, Laneta "Susie" (Elmer, "Joe") Ward, Eleanore (Gordon "Doug") Lillie and Carlton (Mary) Ely and a daughter-in-law, Bettilou (Keith) Galbraith.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Interment will follow in the Groton Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospicare, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.