Ethel Marie Sutton of Kerhonkson, NY passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022 in the comfort of her home with her family by her side. Ethel was born on July 4, 1932 in Palentown, NY; she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Millicent (Purcell) Gray.
Ethel worked at the knife shop in Ellenville where she met her husband Eli William Sutton Sr. They married on February 17, 1951 in Stone Ridge, NY and soon after built their home in Kerhonkson. Ethel then worked at the Rondout Dairyette in Accord with her sister Shirley. She also worked with her husband for American Greetings Card Company for 31 years retiring at the age of 84.
Ethel was an avid gardener, always keeping beautiful floral gardens. Ethel enjoyed crocheting making an array of pieces. Ethel loved vacationing to all different destinations. Family and friends would gather every year for atleast 45 years to celebrate the Fourth of July and Ethel's Birthday.
Ethel was an active member of the Samsonville United Methodist Church where she was involved with many of the church committees and also taught Sunday School. She was also active with the Ellenville Elks and was the past president of the Lady Elks.
In addition to her husband Eli, Ethel is survived by their children, Donna Marie Sutton Bailey and Eli William Sutton Jr., both of Kerhonkson; Nine Grandchildren, Dacia Bailey (Jeff),
William (Bill) Bailey (Jessica), Sarah Bailey, Christy Bailey, Shannon Sutton (Valerie), Stacy Sutton Dolan (John), Tracy Sutton (Adrielle), Candice Sutton and Nicholas Dennin (Lisa); Eight Great-Grandchildren, Amelia Bailey, Gavin Bailey, Nicholas Douglas, Tristan Sutton, Kaden Dennin, Marissa Sutton, Mikey Hasenflue and Nikkita Santiago.
Ethel was predeceased by her son Jeffrey Scott Sutton; her siblings, Olive Wynkoop, Minnie Kulhman, George Gray, Shirley Christiana, Beatrice Blach and Anna Gray; son-in-law Ashley (Jim) Bailey.
Visiting will be held on Monday, March 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday, March, 22nd from 11:00am to 1:00 pm with a Celebration of her life beginning at 1:00 pm at Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. Burial will follow in Pine Bush Cemetery. Reception to follow at Rochester #2 Fire House on Samsonville Rd.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ethel’s name to the Samsonville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1397, Olivebridge, NY 12461.