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Elaine C.
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November 2, 1922 – September 21, 2018

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Obituary for Elaine C. Carvill (Chase)


MASSENA – Mrs. Elaine C. Carvill, 95, passed away Friday evening, September 21, 2018 at Massena Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Elaine was born November 2, 1922 in Massena, the daughter of the late Forrest and Lucinda (Betterly) Chase. She attended rural schools in the Racquette area of Massena, graduating from Massena High School. She married Gordon P. Carvill in 1942 at the Racquette River Methodist Church. He predeceased her on December 27, 2011.

She was a homemaker, who dedicated her life to raising her family. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, and gardening. Elaine was active with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Board for over 15 years as well as being active with the local 4-H clubs for many years.

Elaine is survived by her children, Susan Dempsey (Pat) of Massena; Jim Carvill (Odile) of Massena; Rob Carvill of Massnea; and John (Ann) Carvill of Potsdam; 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her three sisters, Ella Haverstock, Mary Kingsley, and Stella Reid and her three brothers, Alonzo “Johnny”, Donald, and Edward Chase.

At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Burial will be held privately at Carville Cemetery, Helena at the convenience of the family.

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Carville Cemetery
Maple Ridge Road
Helena, NY 13649
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