Elizabeth Rose Kendall, long-time resident of both Monticello and Port Jervis, NY,
passed away suddenly on January 5, 2024, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She
was surrounded by her adoring family, Duane, Rob, and Mary. She was 75 years old.
Daughter of Isidore and Mary Giovanniello, she was born on July 21, 1948, at New York Hospital in Manhattan. She spent her early childhood years in Brooklyn, NY, before Isidore and Mary moved their young family upstate to Port Jervis, NY.
She graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English, then went on to have a lifelong career as the Data Administrator with the Monticello Central School District.
Elizabeth loved trips to the beach, photography, and going to the theatre. But she found the most joy in her life simply by spending time with friends, family, dear former co-workers and college classmates, her devoted husband of 54 years, Duane, and her beloved grandson, Liam.
She is survived by her husband Duane Kendall, son Robert Kendall, daughter Mary
Kendall and her partner Anthony Rolla, grandson Liam Garcia, brother Rocco
Giovanniello and his wife AnnMarie, brother Dominic Giovanniello and his wife Jill, sister Anna Drapala, sister-in-law Dale Clukies and her partner Jerry Goldman, brother-in-law Donald Kendall and his wife Barbara, aunt Antonia Helzer, and mother Mary Giovanniello, age 97. She was also a beloved cousin, aunt and great-aunt to her many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her father, Isidore Giovanniello, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Evelyn Kendall, brother-in-law, Steven Drapala, and many adoring aunts and uncles.
Elizabeth was a beautiful soul and to know her was to love her. Our lives have been
forever touched by her loving kindness and will not be the same without her.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, January 11th, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771. A Funeral Service will take place 12:00PM at the funeral home. Following the service, burial will be at Saint Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the United Way of Sullivan County,
https://unitedwaysullivancounty.org/, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp,
https://www.holeinthewallgang.org/get-involved/ or to a charity of one’s choice.
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