Elfriede M. (Weiss) Kidd
1932 – 2020
Clinton – Elfriede Maria (Weiss) Kidd, 87, a resident of the Lutheran Home, formerly of Utica and Bamberg, Germany, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the nursing home.
Elfriede was born September 30, 1932 in Bamberg, Germany, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Fuchs) Mueller. She was raised and educated in Germany, graduating from trade school in 1949. In 1952, Elfriede married Ralph Weiss in Bamberg. Mr. Weiss passed away in 1999 after a union of 47 years. In 2005, she married Joe Kidd. Mr. Kidd passed away in 2006, shortly after their first anniversary. Elfriede had been employed as the bookkeeper for Stanley Weiss & Sons Roofing in Utica. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano and organ. Elfriede belonged to the Utica Maennerchor. She was of the Roman Catholic faith.
Elfriede is survived by four daughters, Charlotte Garrett, Champion, NY, Linda (& Peter) Nelson, Clinton, Debbie Cassidy, Oneida, Elfriede (& Wilfred) Paquette, Long Island, NY; nine grandchildren, Lee (& Sarah) Nelson, Charlotte Nelson, Renee (& Jim) Storres, Tommy Garrett (& companion, Sarah), Stephen Garrett (& companion, Valeria), Caroline Cassidy (& companion, Michael), Courtney (& David) Morrow, Christopher (& Kelly) Paquette, Sarah Paquette; six great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Anthony, Lillian, Jacob, Simon, Finley; Herman and Martin Gruber (who she thought of as sons), three sisters-in-law, Margot Mueller, Middleville, NY, Evelyn Mueller, Utica, Elfriede Mueller, Germany; In-laws on her husband’s side, Marion (Mrs. Stanley) Weiss, Clinton, William and Patricia Weiss, Quartzsite, AZ. By her side right to the end was her special companion, Adolf Ottinger, North Utica. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by three brothers, Albert, Walter, and Herbert Mueller; and brother-in-law, Stanley Weiss.
Mrs. Kidd’s funeral will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. A spring interment will take place at Middleville Rural Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at R.P. Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., 10 East Park Row, Clinton, Friday evening, from 4 – 6 pm.
Those wishing may donate to the Utica Maennerchor or to Helimission in Elfriede’s memory.
Online memorial and guestbook available at www.rpheintzfsi.com.
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