Ellen Knieriemen


Ellen J. Knieriemen, a longtime resident of Warwick, NY passed away at Schervier Pavilion on June 9, 2018. She was 88 years old.


Born in Brooklyn, NY on July 24, 1929 to parents Paul and Lena (Dilgen) Gallagher.


Ellen was the widow of Fridolin Knieriemen.


She was a member of St. Stephen RC Church, as well as a member of the Catholic Daughters, Court St. Anne, St. Stephen Sodality, St. Stephen Altar Society.


Ellen was retired after working many years in the Warwick Valley School District first as a Library Clerk and later an Administrative Clerk in the Warwick Valley High School Office.


She was an active participant in the community as a member of the Warwick Valley Country Club and in the Friends of the Library Ladies Bridge Club. She also belonged to the Warwick Seniors Club.


Survivors include son, Eric and wife Mary and granddaughter Elia Lin of Edenville, NY; daughter Ellen Gioia and husband James and granddaughter Christina Gioia Rossell and her husband Jeffery and their son Jeffery James of New Milford, CT, granddaughter Rachel Gioia of New Milford, CT; and daughter, Allison Barrera and husband Andrew of Wantagh, NY.


Visitation will be Tuesday, June 12 from 7-9 p.m. at Lazear Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick. All are invited to attended the Funeral Mass for Ellen at the St. Stephen Church 10:30 am Wednesday June 13th.  Interment will follow at St. Stephen Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s building fund, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick, NY 10990.



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