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Sun., Oct. 4
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Elna J. Carnal


LISBON — Elna “Ellie” J. Carnal, 92 of County Rt. 31 A, Lisbon, NY passed away Friday evening(April 13, 2012) at her home surrounded by her loving family and Hospice.

Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday(April 17,2012) at the Philips Memorial Home, Waddington from 2:00 pm until the time of services at 4:00 pm with Rev. Larry Smith Pastor of the Nevin Memorial Church officiating. Interment will follow in Old Brookside Cemetery, Waddington. Surviving Ellie are her beloved daughters, Marianne and husband Albert Kinne of Auburn, NY, Brenda and husband Jim Dunning of Lisbon, NY,Joanne and husband Alan Finnegan of Madrid, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great grandson.

Ellie is also survived by a sister Genevieve Dumas of Waddington and several nieces and nephews. Ellie was preceded in death by sisters, Lois Helmer, Luella Brearton and a brother Clark Brown and a grandson Joseph and Jonathan.

Ellie was born December, 5, 1919 in Lisbon,NY the daughter of Joseph and Anna(Driscoll) Brown. She married Cecil Carnal December 21, 1938 in Townline Church in Lisbon. Cecil predeceased her July 10, 1984. Cecil and Ellie operated a Dairy Farm in Lisbon on the Van Rensselaer Rd until 1959 when they moved to Waddington on Rt # 37 and opened Carnal’s Esso Gas Station and Grocery Store. Later on Ellie opened Elie’s Diner in Hewittville. In later years Ellie assisted her daughter Brenda Stoner at Stoner’s Deli on Rt # 37 where she was known as a great pie maker. In the mid 70’s and 80’s Ellie cooked at Chris Fay’s Restaurant in Potsdam.

Ellie was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star Fulton Chapter 515.Ellie was a long time member of the Nevin Memorial Church.

At the family’s request memorials may be made to the American Lung Association,155 Washington Ave.Suite 210,Albany,NY 12210 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St Lawrence Valley. Online condolences to

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