Elsie A. Tenney, 86, was a New Milford resident

Elsie Alyse Abbotts Tenney, 86, of New Milford, formerly of Trumbull and Monroe, died Dec. 6 at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of 63 years to the late Frederick Tenney.

Mrs. Tenney was born in Westport Jan. 21, 1918, daughter of the late James and
Delia Comeau Abbotts .

During World War II, she worked as an inspector for the Remington Arms Company and later for the Dictaphone Corporation. She enjoyed homemaking, gardening and nature.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas Tenney of Ansonia, Robert Tenney of Maine and Alan Tenney and his wife Lena of Easton; a daughter,
Carol Monsanto ; a brother, Paul Abbotts , and a sister-in-law, Joan, of South Carolina; her grandchildren, Calla and Barnaby Tenney, Amy Hauptman and her husband Bryan, Jason Tenney, and Mark, Scott and Darin Monsanto ; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, funeral services will be held privately.

The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.