A Funeral Mass for Ellen M. Crary, age 81, of Tupper Lake will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 1:00PM at St. Alphonsus Holy Name Church with Rev. Douglas Decker Officiating. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake. Mrs. Crary passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. Ellen was born on January 20, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Herbert and Helen DeSerres Grote. She moved to South America as a young child when her father worked for US Steel. Ellen graduated from high school in 1956 and went on to attend Stetson University in Deland, FL. Later, she worked as a bilingual secretary for Kelly Services in New York City. She married Alfred Crary in September 12, 1964 at St. Luke’s Church in Schenectady, NY. Ellen is survived by her husband, Alfred Crary, of Tupper Lake; their children, Captain Michael Crary, USN and his wife, Cecilia of Lorton, Virginia, and Commander Carolyn Crary, USN and her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Letzgus, USAF, currently serving overseas in Stuttgart, Germany; and her grandchildren, Andrew and Melinda Crary, of Lorton, Virginia. Ellen is predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Helen Grote; her sister, Dolores Garrett; and her brother, Hubert Grote. Ellen enjoyed photography and travelling on road trips to Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Louisiana, and California. She loved animals and had many wonderful pets over the years, to include her cat, Buttercup, and her dogs, Dusty, Ladybug, Frisbee, and Shadow. Donations in Ellen’s memory can be made to Tri-Lakes Humane Society, 255 George Lapan Memorial Highway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.