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Elizabeth Lorraine Bruckner, 90, RN

Former New Hyde Park resident passed away on Dec. 5, 2013.

Elizabeth Lorraine Bruckner passed away on Dec. 5, 2013, at the age of 90 at Equinox Terrace.

She was born Sept. 26, 1923, in New Hyde Park, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Ann (Murphy) Coote.

Mrs. Bruckner graduated from high school at St. Anne's in Pennsylvania. She received her nursing training at Mary Immaculate in Jamaica, N.Y.

As a registered nurse, she was employed by the Long Island Public Health Department until 1961, when she relocated to Lincoln, Vt., with her family, and where they owned and operated Maple Hill Dairy Farm. They moved again in 1965 to Wallingford, where they owned and operated the Cork and Kettle Restaurant on Main Street for many years. She worked as a registered nurse at The Pines nursing home, before retiring and moving to Searsport, Maine. She spent her later years in Searsport, Maine, and Panama City, Florida. For many years she was a summer resident of Bomoseen.

She enjoyed acting in plays and writing poetry, with two of her poems being published.

Survivors include her son, John "Skip" Bruckner and his wife, Debbie of North Clarendon; a grandson, Stephen J. Bruckner of West Rutland; two great-grandsons, Matthew Bruckner and Timothy Bruckner; and a sister, Ann Uttaro of New Hyde Park, NY.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald H. Bruckner in 2010; a sister, Margaret Newman in 2005; and two brothers, Joseph Coote in 1960 and Brian Coote in 2013.

There will be no public calling hours or funeral service.

Arrangements are by the Aldous Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495.

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