Elaine Ann Haener of Accord, NY passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the age of 66. Elaine was born on March 5, 1956 in Ellenville to the late Vernon and Pearl (Gray) Bush Sr.
Elaine was a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Rondout Valley High School and attended Ulster County Community College. She met the love of her life, Richard Haener, and they were married on October 11, 1980. For many years she worked for Northeast Quality Foods in Accord as an Administrative Assistant. Elaine loved nature and enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. She and her husband were devoted cat lovers, they had 5 of their own and took it upon themselves to feed and shelter strays from around the neighborhood.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, her sister-in-law, Terry Bush and many beloved nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
Besides her parents, Elaine was predeceased by her sister, Virginia Hanigan, and her brothers, Vernon Bush Jr. and Steven Bush Sr.
A memorial gathering and celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, August 24th 10:00am at Benton Bar Cemetery.