Florence Mary “Flit” McElligott, age 80 passed away peacefully on April 6, 2019 at Ellis Hospital after a brief struggle with cancer. She was married to Peter McElligott. She is survived by her brother Jack Hughes, sons Brian and Denis McElligott, niece Isabelle Kingsley and grandchildren Caitlyn and Christopher McElligott.
“Flit” as she was known, was born on September 7 1938 in White Plains NY to Enoch and Isabelle Hughes. Soon after the family moved to Watervliet NY where she grew up with her three brothers Ed, Jack and Jim Hughes and sister Isabelle Giganto. She graduated from Watervliet HS, and attended SUNY Albany receiving a Bachelors degree. She married Peter McEllligott in 1961.
Flit taught primarily in the Niskayuna school system as a librarian. Her love of reading, dragons, cats and technology was shared with many generations of students. In retirement Flit was a tireless volunteer organizer and educator with Caring Together Inc, an Ovarian Cancer support group in Albany NY.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Caring Together Inc at http://www.caringtogetherny.org/contact-us/
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Jones Funeral Home Inc