Obituary of Elizabeth Elaine Herbert
Elizabeth Elaine Herbert, 84, born in Pittston, Pa., passed away peacefully on Jan. 17, 2019, at The Commons on St. Anthony after an extended illness.
She was affectionately known as Elaine by her family and friends and “Be Bop,” by her extended 2nd floor nursing home family. She was a graduate of the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Cayuga Community College. Elaine had retired from G.E. in Auburn after 20 years as an executive secretary. She was also a certified nurse assistant at Auburn Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospital, and a job coach for disabled residents of Auburn.
She was a parishioner of Holy Family Church and a member of its choir for a number of years. She faithfully attended Novenas at St. Alphonsus Church. Elaine loved all kinds of animals, tending to her flowers and rose bushes. She would often visit the neighbors’ flower gardens across from her home.
She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph G. Gardner and Anna (Martin) Gardner; a brother, John A. Gardner (Pat); sisters, Diane M. Hawkins (William H.), and Patricia Gardner; her first husband, John Burke whom she was married until his unexpected passing. She then married Theodore S. Herbert.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Jo Diaz (Michael); a daughter, Colleen J. Burke; sons, Timothy J. Herbert, and Christopher S. Herbert; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Burke, Christopher Parker, and Luke W. Herbert; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Farrell’s Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St., Auburn. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Holy Family Church, Auburn. Interment will in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fleming.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the 2nd floor staff of The Commons on St. Anthony for the loving and compassionate care that was given to our mother and thanks to the 7th floor staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Elaine.