Adelaide Ealy


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Willard H. Scott Funeral Home
12 South Avenue
Webster, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Monday, February 3, 2020
Holy Trinity Church
1460 Ridge Road
Webster, New York, United States

Spring Burial

Holy Trinity Cemetery
1460 Ridge Road
Webster, New York, United States

Obituary of Adelaide Hopkins Ealy

Webster: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, age 89. The eighth of 10 children born to Peter Augustus (Gus) Hopkins and Florence Tormey Hopkins on September 12, 1930, in Syracuse, NY. She is predeceased by her dear husband of 61 years, Robert Turner Ealy; parents; brothers, Joseph T (Faith), Peter A., Jr (Caroyln), and Christopher J. (Joan) Hopkins; sisters, Patricia (Theodore C.) Moran, Genevieve Bardenette, Rosalind Pristash, and Mary Martha (Richard) Hanlon. She is survived by her sons, David H. (Pattie) Ealy of Spencerport, Thomas V. (Linda) Ealy of Chicago, IL; daughters, Julie (Geoffrey) Trump of Staunton, VA, Mary Virginia Ealy of Webster, and Sheila Gentry of Lafayette, CO; sisters, Kathleen (Dr. Charles F.) Elliott of Fayetteville, NY, and Mary Milicent (Robert) Hasting of Syracuse, NY. Adelaide was a loving grandmother to her cherished grandchildren, Shannon, Christine (Nick) Pucillo, and Justin Ealy, Aaron Ealy, Theo Trump, Sean and Julia Gentry. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews. Adelaide attended St. Vincent de Paul School and graduated from the Convent School in Syracuse. She then graduated from LeMoyne College where she was inducted into the National Jesuit Honor Society. Adelaide earned a graduate degree in Education from Nazareth College in Rochester, and a graduate degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. She was a social worker for the Gates-Chili school district for seven years and then worked at Monroe County Department of Social Services, serving in Child Protective Services and with the Juvenile Justice System until her retirement in 1996. Adelaide had a special way with, and love for, children, and thoroughly enjoyed substitute teaching in the Webster middle schools and Thomas High School for over 12 years after her retirement from Social Work. An avid swimmer, she was a water safety instructor for many years, first for the American Red Cross in the Syracuse area. She then later taught swimming in the Webster School District swimming program. In earlier years, Adelaide served on the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Special Olympics and on the Board of the New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs. Adelaide was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Webster, The Federation of Social Works, and the Women’s Club of Webster, serving as president of that organization for two years. Friends are invited to calling hours 1-5 PM Sunday, February 2, at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, February 3, at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Rd., Webster. Spring Interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Doctors without Borders or to Holy Trinity Church.
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