Alice J. Collopy  Ellett

Obituary of Alice J. Collopy Ellett

Please share a memory of Alice J. Collopy to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.

Alice J. Collopy Ellett, 95, of Waterford, beloved wife for 62 years of the late Charles J. “Bud” Ellett, entered peacefully into eternal life surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 7, 2024.


Alice was the first-born of two sets of twins born to Harry and Elizabeth Hope Collopy in Lansingburgh, where she grew up surrounded by a close community of aunts, uncles and cousins. She was a graduate of St. Augustine’s School and Lansingburgh High School. She and her husband Bud were married at St. Augustine’s Church in 1950. They raised their six children in Lansingburgh above their business, Charles J. Ellett & Son Insurance and Real Estate. Little did she know the adventures that lay ahead of her with Bud, including trips to Hawai’i, Europe, South America, and many cruises on their family yacht, the Nancy Lynn. Over the years, they cruised up and down the Hudson River from the Montreal Expo, to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island, with all six children aboard.


Alice was a devoted wife and homemaker, and always active in her community. She shared her kindness and good humor as a volunteer and Board member in many organizations, including Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club, Lansingburgh School PTA, and Lansingburgh Historical Society. She was a founder of the Lansingburgh First and Second Avenue Association. She served for many years as a Board member and registrar for Wiawaka on Lake George. She was honored by Lasalle Institute as a 40 year volunteer in their Library. Her greatest devotion was to St. Augustine’s Church where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Sodality, the Altar Society and served as a Lay minister.


Alice was the loving mother of Nancy (Kenneth N.) Crosby of Greenwich, Charles Jay “Chuck” (Norine Goodell) Ellett of Waterford, William Patrick “Bill” (Katherine Hild) of Mohrsville, PA, Thomas “Tom” (Gladys Vallespir) Ellett, PhD of Lake George, the late James T. Ellett and the late Linda Ellett, who is survived by her husband Donald Shore of Rock City Falls; sister of her late twin brother William (late, Patricia) Collopy and the late twins Beth (late, Jack) Collopy Evans and Thomas (late, Barbara) Collopy; Alice was also survived by eleven grandchildren: Elizabeth (Mike); Erika (John); Allison (Landon); Emily (Chris); Tessa (Anton); Harrison; Christian; Alexander; Alicia (Matt); Janet; Maggie (Brian); twelve great grandchildren (Cooper, Nicholas, Lillian, Damian, Ellie, Penelope, Brian, Finnley, Charlie, Wyatt, Meredith, Bryce), and many beloved nieces and nephews.


A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning, March 15, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Lansingburgh.


Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, 565 Fourth Ave (Corner of 115th Street in Lansingburgh) Troy, NY 12182.


Interment will be held in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wiawaka Center for Women, 3778 Route 9L, Lake George, NY 12845, St. Augustine’s Church, 25-115th St., Troy, NY 12182, Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club, 501 Fourth Ave, Troy, NY 12182, in memory of Alice J. Ellett.


Please feel free to offer your on-line Condlences of view the Memorial Video by using those tabs on this page.



To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alice J. Collopy Ellett, please visit Tribute Store


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 14, 2024
John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc.
565 Fourth Ave.
Troy, New York, United States
(518) 235-0952


9:30 am
Friday, March 15, 2024
St. Augustine's Church
28 - 115th Street
Troy, New York, United States
(518) 235-3861


10:45 am
Friday, March 15, 2024
Oakwood Cemetery
186 Oakwood Ave
Troy, New York, United States
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Alice J. Collopy  Ellett

In Loving Memory

Alice J. Collopy Ellett

1928 - 2024

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Share Your Memory of
Alice J. Collopy