Erla  Sampica


Erla Sampica, 81, of State Route 374, Chazy Lake, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the UVM Health Network-CVPH with family by her side. She was born on June 2, 1937, in Reykjavik, Iceland, the daughter of the late Bjarni and Olof Helga (Kristmundsd) Gudjonsson.
Erla was employed as a dog groomer at Chasands Kennel and later at Noah's Ark Pet Shop and most recently as a corrections officer at Clinton Correctional Facility for over 17 years until her retirement. She enjoyed animals, especially horses and cats.
She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Sampica, her children and their spouses: William C. and Roberta McCoy of Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert D. and Betty McCoy of Hermon, N.Y., Patrick S. and Jennifer McCoy of Plattsburgh, Kristen Sampica of Chazy Lake; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, an infant son, Richard McCoy and a daughter, Cynthia L. McCoy.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Dannemora on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be offered to the Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y.,(518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be made and memorial candles may be offered at
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9 posts

Neil Lamare
Apr 16, 2019
I remember when the mccoys moved to our little school in Lyon Mountain, and how protected she was of her boys and daughter. She would volunteer for some of our functions in grade school and tell me where she came from. I couldn't imagine a single mom with 4 children coming to such a small rural area. She I though was very brave and later I considered her a friend, along with her children. May you rest in peace and finally learn how to relax. So sorry for her boys Bill, Dennis and Patrick. Sending love and hugs and prayers....
Terry & Brenda Pelkey
Apr 14, 2019
Jeff so sorry for your loss,keeping you and family in prayers.
Dennis McCoy
Apr 14, 2019
I just want to tell everyone Thank You for your Condolences . We will miss her she was a great person. And always told it like it was. You knew where you stood with her. Miss You Mom
Joan Jarvis
Apr 14, 2019
Jeff and family so sorry for your loss
You always have memories may they bring you peace
Apr 14, 2019
Told it like it was... RIP
Pat Bourey
Apr 13, 2019
Dennis, so sorry to hear of Erlas passing. May she rest in peace. Your friend Pat and Julia
Holly McQuinn
Apr 12, 2019
Jeff so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family
Charles Durkin
Apr 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss may she Rest In Peace .
Judy Cayea
Apr 11, 2019
Erla was one of a kind. She could be gruff on the outside, but had a heart as big as all outdoors on the inside. Quick to laugh with a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure to have known her and I know she will be greatly missed.