Alice McGillis

Obituary of Alice Constance McGillis

Alice Constance McGillis, age 91, formerly of 8 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Lake Placid, New York on December 16, 1917, she was the daughter of Michael and Alice (Montany) Sullivan. She married John D. McGillis on October 12, 1940 at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. He predeceased her on January 1, 1982. Mrs. McGillis graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1935 and had been employed at the Saranac Lake Savings and Loan which later became Adirondack Bank for 33 years until her retirement. She volunteered at the Adirondack Medical Center, Franklin County Co-op, Saranac Lake Adult Center and Franklin Senior Citizens. Mrs. McGillis had attended many courses in banking the from Saving and Loan League. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court St. Bernard #787, Alter & Rosary Society, was a charter member of L.I.F.T. and is a former member of the Brighton & Harrietstown Grange. She was also a lector, Eucharistic minister and Sacristan of St. Bernard's Church. She is survived by two daughters Mary Goodrich and her husband Ervin of Loon Lake, WA, and Ruth Bindler and her husband Julian of Spokane, WA, six grandchildren: James (Jennifer) Olmsted, Matthew (Christine) Olmsted, Susie (Gabe) Hanson, Jonathan Olmsted, and Dana (Brady) McMacken and Ross Bindler, one great grandson Charles E. Olmsted and a sister-in-law Catherine Brownell of Long Sault, ONT. Canada. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and three brothers Francis, George and Michael Sullivan and one sister Ellen Marie Sullivan. Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Monday, May 18 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A Catholic Daughters Service will take place at 6:45 PM on Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 AM on Tuesday May 19, 2009 at St. Bernard's Church, with Rev. Thomas Kornmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake. Friends wishing to remember Alice Constance McGillis may make memorial contributions to Keene Valley Neighborhood House or charity of your choice in care of the funeral home. Family and friends may also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at
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When Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 10:00am Officiating Rev. Thomas Kornmeyer Location St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church Address 27 St. Bernard Street Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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