Elsie Grace Albright Batza - August 17, 2016

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HANNACROIX – At the age of 92 Elsie Grace Albright Batza has left us to join her loving husband Stephen in eternal rest on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  Elsie was born February 8, 1924 to her late parents, Clarence and Bertha (LaJeune) Albright.  She was part of a large family including seven brothers and two sisters all predeceased.  Elsie attended the Rocky Store School as a child.  At the age of sixteen she attended Austin Beauty School to become a beautician.  She had her first job at Charm Beauty School on State Street in Albany then she moved to Whitney’s Beauty Salon.  While on her way to work she met her loving husband of sixty two years, Stephen.  They were married May 5, 1946 and they went into business for themselves.  They owned a restaurant and cabins, Hannacroix Hardware and later on they owned the locksmith shop.  Elsie was well known for her kind heart, smile, her cooking and her beautiful flowers and greenhouse.

     Elsie leaves behind her three adoring children, John (Donna), Joe (Denise) and Joyce (Richard) Recor;  five loving grandchildren, Jennifer, Stephen, Michael and Amy and David Recor.

     Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday August 22nd at the Ravena Congregational Christian Church, 175 Main St., Ravena.  Interment will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Sunday from 1 to 4 PM.