Elma Wilson

Obituary of Elma M. Wilson

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WILSON, Elma M., passed away on December 30, 2023, beloved lifelong companion the late William “Bill” Rauch, loving daughter of the late Elmer and Mrytle (McIntrye)Wilson, dear sister of Sharon (Michael) Conte, Kathryn (Gary) DeTample, Harriett (Michael) Necovski, Rick (Rosanne) Wilson and the late Joyce (late John) Braniecki, also survived by many loved nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Friday from 4-7:00 pm at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3155 Orchard Park Road in Orchard Park, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Orchard Park (please assemble at church). The entombment will follow the mass at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fl, 33607. Elma grew up in Lackawanna and graduated from Lackawanna High School in 1960 with honors. She went on to get her bachelor’s in elementary education from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1964. She was always very proud that she paid her own tuition by working at Kresge’s at the Abbott Road Plaza while attending school. She began her teaching career teaching 2nd grade at Big Tree Elementary School, and she found her passion teaching kindergarten at Blasdell Elementary where she made the foundation for so many students. Elma had a love for all children but held a special place for her nieces and nephews. She adored her great nieces and nephews and loved all of their visits to her home she never missed a birthday party or special event in their lives. She loved that they looked so forward to visiting “Aunt Elmo”. she’s likely teaching in heaven and giving hugs to all of them! Please visit the online register book and additional obituary at www.CANNANFH.com
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, January 5, 2024
James W. Cannan Funeral Home
3155 Orchard Park Road
Orchard Park, New York, United States


12:00 pm
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart
Abbott Road
Orchard Park, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Cross Cemetery
2900 South Park Ave
Lackawanna, New York, United States
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