Charlene Miller (Ellis)
Charlene E. Miller 1948-2018
Charlene E. Miller, 70, passed away on March 13, 2018 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare with her family at her side. She was born on March 7, 1948 in Utica, a daughter of the late Gordon and Marjorie VanSlyke Ellis and was a 1967 graduate of Chadwicks High School.
On June 1, 1968 she was united in marriage with Gary Miller in Grace Episcopal Church in Utica.
Prior to her retirement in 2009, Charlene was employed as a secretary with the New Hartford school system.
She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will remain forever in the hearts of her loving family; her husband of 49 years Gary, her daughters; Laurie and David Cardone of Deerfield and Michelle Miller of New Hartford, her grandsons who loved their “Meme” unconditionaly; Kyle Cardone and Ryan Cardone, and her sister Suzanne Ernst of Sauquoit.
She is also survived by her aunt; Charlotte Pylman and her nieces and nephews; Lynn and Terry Collister, Brian and Dawn Miller, Gordy Jr. and Irmi Miller, Kim and Jack Huening, Mark and Michele Miller, Christine and Kevin Doolen, Audrey Henderson and Coleen and Mike Graziadei.
She was predeceased by her brother; Allen Ellis and her brother in law; Donald Ernst.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4-7 at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit with services following at 7:00.
Interment will be in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Please consider donations in Charlene’s memory to Friends of Strong (www.urmc.rochester.edu/strong-memorial/friends-of-strong.aspx) or mail donations to: Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave. Box 660 Rochester, NY 14642. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Gary and his family would like to thank all of their family and friends who have supported them through this journey.
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