M. Ellen Sengstock, of Hornell

HORNELL-M. Ellen Sengstock, 92, of Hornell, entered into rest Thursday morning (May 12, 2022) at Elderwood at Hornell, after a long illness.

Born in Hornell on January 4, 1930, she was a daughter of the late J. Gerald and Anna (Saxton) Sweeney. On September 15, 1951 she was married in Savannah, GA to Lawrence L. “Harry” Sengstock who predeceased her on January 27, 1994 after 43 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her five siblings, Martha Dunning, Jack Sweeney, Robert A. Sweeney, Richard Sweeney and Jean Dineen.

A lifelong resident of Hornell, Ellen was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1948.

Throughout the years she operated the former Peggy’s Corner Store on Hornell Street and assisted her husband with real estate rental properties.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Hornell. She was also a member of the Ladies of Columbus and served on the PTA at the former Bryant School in Hornell where she was also a “lunch lady.”

Ellen loved spending time with friends and family especially her grandchildren.

Her loving surviving family includes two children, David (Sandy) Sengstock of Hornell and Lynn (Kevin) McLaud of Pittsford, NY; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Kockler of Fairport, NY and Charles McLaud of Pittsford, NY, Nicholas Sengstock of Rochester, NY and Julie (Kevin) Conklin of North Hornell; five great grandchildren, Elliott and Violet Kockler and Camille, Mabel and Walker Conklin; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Sengstock and Virginia Flanders both of Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express that sincere appreciation to everyone at Elderwood at Hornell for the wonderful care Ellen received.

To honor her wishes there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday (May 23, 2022). Committal prayers and interment will follow at Rural Cemetery, Hornell.

In lieu of flowers those wishing may contribute in her memory to either St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell or to the Hornell High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Ellen’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Ellen are welcome on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home or at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.