Elnora M Mills

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Elnora M Mills

July 09, 1950 - March 28, 2018

Elnora M Mills Elnora "Ellie" Mills, 67, of Beekmantown and Chazy Lake, N.Y. passed away unexpectedly on March 28, 2018, while vacationing in Branson, Mo. She was born on July, 9, 1950 in Syracuse, N. Y.
Growing up in Syracuse, Ellie attended Prescott Elementary school, as well as Central Technical High School. After high school she attended Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
She went on to attend Plattsburgh State University, earning a BSN. Then Ellie attended the University of Vermont, receiving a MSN. She finished her education at Sage Graduate School, earning a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification.
In both her academic and professional lifes Ellie received numerous awards and accreditations. She worked in many capacities and positions. While a staff nurse employed at CVPH she worked on the Mental Health and Kidney Dialysis units. Most recently she was a NPP (Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric) at BHSN, working in both the Children's and Adult clinics. Throughout her career she was known to be hard working, honest, compassionate, and dedicated to her patients. She was also a leader and mentor to nursing students and staff.
Ellie came to Plattsburgh, N.Y. in 1972 with her daughter and future husband Ed.
Although she grew up in the city of Syracuse, she readily became a "country girl" as well as a "wild mountain flower". She loved the outdoors, hiking, boating, fishing, wildlife, outdoors concerts, gardening, and adoring her doggy companions. Ellie was an accomplish cook and baker. To her friends she was known as the "apple pie lady". Ellie also enjoyed traveling with her best friends, loving husband Ed and her dog Duke. Together they traveled many of the southern and middle states, crossing the US twice. Ellie also had a mischievous humorous side, her laughter was contagious.
Ellie is survived by her daughter, Melanie; a sister Michele; grandson, Kyle; her husband and soul mate, Ed for more than 40 years.
Ellie was credit to her profession and the community. We will always carry her memory in our hearts. She will be missed.
It was Ellie's request to be cremated. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. A celebration of Ellie's life will be planned for the future.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Peru Elmore SPCA in Ellie's name.
Published on May 21, 2018
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Christine s Brown
Aug 09, 2018
Ellie was a very special person.She has help many people,Ellie had many friends She was more then my best friend, There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about her I miss her every day.
Joanne Fedele
Jun 22, 2018
I've known Ellie for some 25+ years. We met in graduate school at UVM, both getting our Master's in Nursing, and we collaborated many times on "group" projects. I recall happy summer visits to Sparrow's Nest on Chazy Lake, kayaking on the lake or hiking nearby Lyon Mtn. We even had a rendez-vous in 2014 in the New Orleans area, when I was visiting my daughter there and she and Ed were enjoying their winter travels in the south. I recall a very delicious dinner and a wonderfully pleasant visit that evening in their first RV. I, too, looked forward to her postcards describing their cross country ventures every winter. Reading about their good weather and great food helped me to momentarily f...orget about the bitter cold and biting wind in northern VT! I have always thought of her often over the years, and have nothing but good memories, and will continue to think of her often and fondly, and remember the good times. Thank you, Ellie. Even though I did not see you over very recent years, I am sorely missing you.Read more
Darlene charland
May 26, 2018
We" are very sorry for your loss she is and was a great Dr for my 2 grandsons
Michele scusa gibbs
May 22, 2018
I'm so thankful that Margaret brought us together. We had a great time in Nebraska getting to know each other and you meeting the brothers. I looked forward to your post cards during the winter months. I just wish we had more time together. I love you Big Sister.....Michele
May 22, 2018
Thank you Ellie for saving my life my times over.
Mike Runyan
May 22, 2018
Ellie lit up every room she entered. A true friend that Verna and I will miss immensely.
Karen Shattuck
May 21, 2018
This world lost a wonderful, caring, and compassionate woman. I knew Ellie for many years and she helped me get my life back.
I'm sending prayers to her family and friends to help get through this difficult time. The world may have lost this great woman, but God gained an angel.