Elaine Moore Sexton passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23 surrounded by all of her children. Elaine was the daughter of John Leo and Mabel (Cox) Moore and the oldest of four children. Elaine was a life-long resident of Syracuse and attended the Cathedral School. Upon graduation, Elaine worked for New York Telephone and later in life and for many years, Upstate Medical Center. Elaine was an active member of St. Anne's Auxiliary, The Garden Club and a communicant of St. Anne's Church and later in life, Most Holy Rosary Church.
Elaine was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her greatest joy was spending time with her three children and nine grandchildren. She took tremendous pride in her grandchildren and enjoyed a close relationship with each of them. She was both a fun and important presence in their lives as a teacher, friend and their biggest supporter. Much of Laney’s spirit continues to live on in them.
Elaine will be remembered for her zest for life, her twinkling blue eyes and her many friendships along her 90 years. She was a force of nature who radiated positivity, grace and charm. She was loved by all and lived up to her high school yearbook quote: “Fun First, Last and Always”. Elaine's beauty, strength, loyalty and kindness will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Elaine is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, James Quinn Sexton. She is survived by her three children Elizabeth (Bradley) Tyler of Pittsford, Timothy (Jennifer) Sexton of Niskayuna and Kristen (Kevin) McCarthy of Larchmont. Her nine grandchildren Quinn, Terrence and Peter Tyler; Matthew, Catherine and James Sexton; and Daniel, Elizabeth and Bryn McCarthy. Sisters Dorothy (Mike) Cogswell; Carol (John) Shannon and her late brother Jake (Mary) Moore; sisters-in-law Patricia Sexton and Mary Jane Sexton.
A mass in celebration of Elaine's life will be held on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at Most Holy Rosary Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Ave, Syracuse NY or the Michael C. Cogswell Scholarship Fund at Marcellus Central Schools.