Elsie E. Fernaays “Piper”

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Williamson: Age 84, “graduated” to join her heavenly father on Friday March 28th, 2014. She died peacefully in her own bed in her own home on her own terms surrounded by her long-time caregiver and grandson Jeremy Fernaays and her daughter Cindy L. Guile. Always an eternal optimist despite her rapidly declining health, “Piper” was looking forward to her 85th Birthday in May as well as getting out into the warm air to have more traveling adventures. Perhaps she’s free to roam as she pleases wherever she pleases now? Predeceased by her husband: Ralph  G. Fernaays or “Bob” as he was known locally.  Elsie is survived by her children: Debra Duemmel, Cindy Guile, Alana Fernaays and Guy Fernaays.

There will be no official funeral service held, rather an up-beat picnic gathering for family and friends will take place at a local park (to be determined) in July of this year.  If you’d like more details about this picnic or would like to give condolences, please contact Jeremy at: jeremyfer2003@aol.com or call: 1-315-879-1291.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com.

7 Condolences

  1. Cindy Guile on April 8, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    My Mom is singing with the angels! God Bless you Jeremy for being her ever faithful care giver. Until we meet again…..

  2. Kim Fantauzzo on April 20, 2014 at 11:25 am

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. She was a wonderful person who I knew from when she attended New Covenant Fellowship. May the memories that you hold dear in your heart help you and your family through this difficult time.

  3. Debra Marvin on April 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I can’t think of anything she’d like better than a celebration at a park. Hope to see you all in July.

  4. Jean Hoffman on April 21, 2014 at 2:16 am


    So sorry to hear about “Piper” she was a beautiful lady. She will be sadly missed. I knew her best at the old New Covenant Fellowship years ago. May God comfort you and your family.


  5. Sus on November 25, 2014 at 2:11 am

    I love that. I’m going to listen to it. We have a fernid who has a beautiful voice and is a singer, songwriter and musician. She recorded a CD for Emma of lullabyes that she sings, but has personalized for Emma. So the John Lennon song For Sean which ends with Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boy she sings but ends with girl. Emma loves listening to it and so do I, but for some reason I cry every single time I hear it.

  6. Nill on November 26, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Dear, dear Ariane . It must be because the song is the very enssece of parenthood: love, care, dreams, hopes I can see how you can relate to that.Of course, we all loved John and we were devastated when he died. He was young and talented and successful and yet he lost his life in such a stupid way. Such an act lives you with a sense of the randomness in life that hurts very much.

  7. Cami on April 11, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    I tried reading The Borrowers to The Mook, but the luggaane was just too much. Too much for Mummy to read at the end of a long day. Too much for The Mook to listen to at the end of a long day. Peter Pan was slightly better, but still so hard to read when Disney has turned it into a 90 minute animated movie. I love these stories, but just wish they were more digestible.

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