September 15, 1930 - January 16, 2018
Waverly, New York
January 16, 2018
September 15, 1930
Marcia M. Frederick, age 87, of Waverly, formerly of South Danby NY passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday January 16th, 2018 at the Elderwood Rehabilitation Center. She was born on September 15th, 1930 to the late George Warner SR. and Bessie Gardner in Sayre, PA. She was raised in Afton NY.
Marcia was predeceased by her loving husband of 36 years, Charles Earl Frederick; her first husband of 25 years, Lawrence R. Elia; her son’s, CPL Gary L. Elia, Richard R. Elia; her brothers, Louis, George Jr and William Warner; also a nephew, Carl Warner; and niece, Robin Warner.
Marcia is survived by her sons, Ronald (Joann) Elia of LakeWales, Fla, Johnnie Elia of Waterloo, NY, Lawrence JR “Sonny” (Ann) Elia of Waverly, NY; daughter, Catherine Elia-Shea of Newfield, NY; and special niece, Ilonka (Mel) Negley of Ithaca NY; an amazing legacy of 19 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and several nephews.
Marcia was a stay at home mother working the dairy farm with her husband and children for many years. She then worked at Ithaca College & Cornell Laundry in Ithaca NY prior to relocating to Waverly where she was a seamstress at the Waverly Dress factory for many years. She had her own business and made wedding cakes, baked goods, and quilts which were well sought after by many as each thing she created she did with love.
For every Holiday she prepared foods, clothing and blankets for her children, grandchildren, neighbors, and anyone in need, as giving was her greatest joy. She also was an avid Gardener, her gardens were large and full of the most beautiful plants, with blossoms in every season. Her home was always fragrant with fresh bouquets and a variety of plants in glory. Her favorite places were the kitchen or her gardens. She shared this love, her recipes, sewing, baking, canning, and gardening onto her children and grandchildren.
Marcia believed every child should have shelter, food, love and do chores. Hard work and integrity was something she taught her family by example. Every summer she accepted one or more fresh air children from the city to give them the experience of farm life, she also had foster children, and daycare. There were summers with 17 children on the farm, sharing with others was an expectation for her kids. All the food provided was raised, harvested, canned and prepared with her love.
Marcia was a member of the Candor American Legion and attended the Ithaca First Assembly of God church with her daughter. She loved animals and especially bird watching, her bird feeders were through-out her gardens and always surrounded by sweet sounds of happy chirping birds of many varieties. She loved Country music, and dancing. Her brother Louis played in a band where you would find Marcia stepping out to polka and square dance. She loved the Lord, read her bible daily and made sure her children attended Sunday school.
Marcia was full of life, love and mischief. She loved a good time and knew how to be silly and have fun. She was a little lady only 4’ 8” tall that could shoot a gun, butcher a cow, then put on a dancing dress and stun the dance floor. As her pastor stated; Marcia was a sweet sweet lady whose eyes and smile could light up your heart even to the very end.
At her request there will be no public calling hours or service. A private family celebration of her life will take place in the future. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy may visit our Facebook page or by sending a private message of sympathy in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com