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Elaine J. Beggs

August 21, 1951 — June 10, 2017

MORRISTOWN-A Celebration of Life for Elaine J. Beggs, 65, of Morristown will be held on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the Morristown Fire Hall at 4 p.m.  In keeping with Elaine’s wishes there will be no public calling hours. Mrs. Beggs died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 11, 2017 at the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.


Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

Elaine J. Beggs was born on August 21, 1951 in Potsdam, NY, she was the daughter of Richard and Anna (Gotham) Coffey.  She was a graduate of Canton High School.  On July 16, 1983 she married Maxwell R. Beggs at the Presbyterian Stone Church in Morristown.  She worked as a Social Welfare Examiner for the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services until her retirement.  Her greatest love and joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren.


Elaine is survived by her husband, Max Beggs, her daughter Jessica Montroy and her surrogate daughters; Lisa Newby of Morristown and Akiko Kumagai of Tokyo, Japan. She is survived by her mother;  Anna Coffey and her  brothers; Steve Coffey and his wife Elizabeth of Indian River, MI and Jeffrey Coffey and his wife Tracy of Pyrites, NY.  Two sisters also survive her; Cheryl Robinson and her husband Michael of Canton and Jacqueline Brooks and her husband Tim of Waddington.  She is survived by three favorite grandchildren; Carson Beggs and Liberty and Alaina Montroy.


She was predeceased by her father; Richard Coffey, her son-in-law; Spencer Montroy and her niece, Mackenzie Tiernan.


Donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to the Morristown MCS Band  Boosters 415 Center Road Ogdensburg, NY 13669.



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