Elaine Ida (Reynolds) Shippee, 89 of Adams, MA, died on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
Elaine was born in Whitingham, VT on November 4, 1928, the daughter of Bert and Rena (Putnam) Reynolds. She attended schools in Whitingham and graduated from Whitingham High School. On August 30, 1947 she and Howard R. Shippee were married in Whitingham and moved to North Adams, MA. They had been married 61 years at the time of his death on November 13, 2008.
Elaine was employed at Sprague Electric Company until leaving to become a full time homemaker. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, crossword and word search puzzles. She donated many of her knitted and crocheted items to various organizations, including the American Legion Auxiliary and the Berkshire Humane Society. She was a 64-year member of Unit 125 of the American Legion Auxiliary in North Adams.
Elaine leaves her son, James H. Shippee of Adams, with whom she made her home, and their beloved dog, Maisey. She also leaves nieces and nephews. She was pre deceased by her brother, Stewart Reynolds of Whitingham.
In accordance to Elaine's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the Flynn and Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.