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Posted by Andrew Courtney on August 19, 2021
Elinore was on the activist picket lines at Indian Point Nuclear Reactor and frequently in White Plains, NY expressing her dismay , disapproval and disagreemewnt with Government war making policies,
Here, howevwer she is in a diffent line with her activist colleagues Vinnie Ribeo and Andrew Courtney

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Posted by Laura Kelley on August 16, 2021
Elinore (Lirzer) Cutignola, 91, of West Harrison, New York and Lake George passed away on Saturday morning August 14, 2021. Elinore was born on July 15, 1930 to Alois Lirzer and Agnes Henning Lirzer, immigrants from Austria and Germany who lived in Valhalla, New York.

Ellie was passionate about social justice and was an activist for many issues ranging from the environment to anti-apartheid, and women’s equality. She and her friends and colleagues at WESPAC (The Westchester People’s Action Coalition) attended many protests, raised public awareness, and helped bring about important changes in the world. Ellie was a strong and courageous woman - a force to be reckoned with - who cared deeply for others.

She loved nature and filled her healthy days with long walks in the woods. She was an avid amateur mycologist and often collected mushrooms and other wild foods for her family to enjoy. She cared about wild animals and worked against habitat loss and for species preservation.

Elinore died peacefully at the Eddy Memorial Home in Troy, NY where she was cared for with compassion and great respect by a team of nurses led by Denise Riley, R.N. 

Ellie was predeceased by her husband Thomas John Cutignola, and her son, Thomas Jr. She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Cutignola of Queensbury, NY, who is a retired nurse and chef, and cared for Ellie as her health declined; and Laura Kelley of Sykesville, Maryland. Ellie instilled in her daughters strength to navigate the challenges of the world, the steadfastness to endure its difficulties, and the curiosity to seek and appreciate its beauty She also has two grandchildren, Miranda and Liam Kelley.

Visitation will be at the Regan Denny Stafford funeral home in Queensbury, NY on Thursday, August 19 at noon, and will be followed by a brief, non-denominational service, and burial at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schylerville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the World Wildlife Fund. https://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives

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Posted by Andrew Courtney on August 19, 2021
Elinore was on the activist picket lines at Indian Point Nuclear Reactor and frequently in White Plains, NY expressing her dismay , disapproval and disagreemewnt with Government war making policies,
Here, howevwer she is in a diffent line with her activist colleagues Vinnie Ribeo and Andrew Courtney

/Users/andrew_1/Desktop/Ellie Andrew Vinnie.jpg
Posted by Laura Kelley on August 16, 2021
Elinore (Lirzer) Cutignola, 91, of West Harrison, New York and Lake George passed away on Saturday morning August 14, 2021. Elinore was born on July 15, 1930 to Alois Lirzer and Agnes Henning Lirzer, immigrants from Austria and Germany who lived in Valhalla, New York.

Ellie was passionate about social justice and was an activist for many issues ranging from the environment to anti-apartheid, and women’s equality. She and her friends and colleagues at WESPAC (The Westchester People’s Action Coalition) attended many protests, raised public awareness, and helped bring about important changes in the world. Ellie was a strong and courageous woman - a force to be reckoned with - who cared deeply for others.

She loved nature and filled her healthy days with long walks in the woods. She was an avid amateur mycologist and often collected mushrooms and other wild foods for her family to enjoy. She cared about wild animals and worked against habitat loss and for species preservation.

Elinore died peacefully at the Eddy Memorial Home in Troy, NY where she was cared for with compassion and great respect by a team of nurses led by Denise Riley, R.N. 

Ellie was predeceased by her husband Thomas John Cutignola, and her son, Thomas Jr. She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Cutignola of Queensbury, NY, who is a retired nurse and chef, and cared for Ellie as her health declined; and Laura Kelley of Sykesville, Maryland. Ellie instilled in her daughters strength to navigate the challenges of the world, the steadfastness to endure its difficulties, and the curiosity to seek and appreciate its beauty She also has two grandchildren, Miranda and Liam Kelley.

Visitation will be at the Regan Denny Stafford funeral home in Queensbury, NY on Thursday, August 19 at noon, and will be followed by a brief, non-denominational service, and burial at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schylerville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the World Wildlife Fund. https://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives
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Shared by Gina Raneri Abbas on August 17, 2021
I have so many great memories of Elinore. She always welcomed me into her home as part of the family. Growing up with Laurie, I was at their house almost everyday including dinners and sleepovers. She always made something delicious or sometimes different and interesting to me, but to this day I still crave her meatloaf. It was always fun & an adventure with her. Her jokes were so funny & I always learned something new from her. It was Elinore that first brought me into NYC to see museums, Botanical Gardens & The NY Aquarium. Places I would have never seen at a young age and probably not even as an adult. I will always be grateful to her for that. I didn’t realize at the time I was learning so much from her, but now I look back & realize a lot of my interests & beliefs today are definitely from her influence. I could never have the activism courage she had, but the tiny bit I do have is because of her for sure. I will always thank her for the eye opening influences. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have her in their lives. My heartfelt, deepest sympathy to Laurie, Patty and the entire family. I hope you find peace in all of your wonderful memories of Elinore. I know you have many.