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Elaine MacLellan

October 12, 1934 June 6, 2024
Elaine MacLellan
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Obituary for Elaine MacLellan

Elaine Murdoch MacLellan, age 89, of Fairfield, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at her home. Born October 12, 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late H. Patrick and Grace I. (Butler) Murdoch. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Laurence “Herbert” MacLellan.

A member of the Fairfield/Blue Ridge Summit community for over 30 years, Elaine was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Rita’s Parish. Elaine was most devoted to her family and enjoyed constant visits from her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She and her husband made their home in south central Pennsylvania, but raised their children in the Baltimore and Westminster, MD areas. Elaine held many jobs in her working years, but she was most devoted to her seven children. In addition to her love of family, she enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, reading, sewing, cooking, music and following current events. Her family will most remember the summer picnics, festive holidays, and other get-togethers with a great deal more guests than her home could fit.

She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by her six loving children, Susan (Terry) Castonguay of Suffolk, VA, Sarah “Sally” (Robert) Copskey of Red Lion, PA, Mark (Laura) MacLellan of Orrtanna, PA, Elizabeth (Darrell) Zepp of Westminster, MD, Scott (Susan) MacLellan of Hampstead, MD, and Grace (Steve) Elser of McSherrystown, PA. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren (Scott, Lauren, Sarah, Adam, Meghan, Katie, John, Kale, Anna, Patrick, Nicholas, Emily, Mallory, Daniel, Maria and Liam) and 16 great-grandchildren (Deven, Keenan, Eva, Molly, Logan, Charlotte, Amelia, Madeline, Nora, Clara, Blaire, Olivia, Lucas, Wyatt, Ella and Mickaela), and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her dear son, Geoffrey Alexander MacLellan, her three sisters, Patricia Lentz, Anne Titus, and Joan Covell and her brother, Harold Murdoch.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 26, at 12 p.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 13219 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, PA with Fr. Peter DiTomasso as celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Mary’s and St. Rita’s Catholic Cemetery in Fairfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Rita Catholic Church, the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, or the Bright Focus Foundation for Macular Degeneration Research.

Arrangements are under the care of Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, PA.


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26

Jul

12:00 PM 7/26/2024 12:00:00 PM
St. Rita's Catholic Church

13219 Monterey Lane
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214

St. Rita's Catholic Church
13219 Monterey Lane Blue Ridge Summit 17214 PA
United States

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St. Mary's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Fairfield Road
Fairfield, PA 17320

Fairfield Road Fairfield 17320 PA
United States
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