Ellen Holzmacher

June 4, 1935December 25, 2018

Ellen June Voorhes Holzmacher, 83, affectionately known as “Maude” passed away on December 25, 2018 surrounded by her loving family in Stuart, Florida.

Ellen was born in Farmingdale, New York in 1935. She married George Holzmacher in 1954 and they moved to Amityville, New York. Raising eight children was her full time job. Ellen was a faithful member of several Long Island churches. She worked with Pioneer Girls, VBS, and was involved in Women’s bible studies. Ellen also served as president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship for many years. Prior to her move to Florida, Ellen was serving on the welcome committee at Living Faith Christian Church in Farmingdale.

She volunteered at the Amityville Historical Society for over 10 years, as well as helped run the area polls on election days.

Ellen moved to Stuart, FL in 2013 to be close to family. She quickly became involved in serving at First Baptist Jensen Beach, where she welcomed at Sunday morning worship and was very involved in her Life Groups.

She is survived by her children, Jo-Ellen (Randy) Bassett of Laconia, NH; April (Greg) Harris of Auburn, AL; George (Jeanie) Holzmacher of Port St. Lucie, FL; Lee (Debbie) Holzmacher of Forestdale, MA; Marcy (Lou) Rausch of Port St. Lucie; Jed (Rosi) Holzmacher of West Lawn, PA; Trudy (Robert) Mitchell of Stuart, FL; and Matt (Mandy) Holzmacher of Chattanooga, TN; thirty-five grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Holzmacher was predeceased by her husband, George Holzmacher, her parents, Archibald and Mildred Voorhes; and siblings Ida Maul, Millia Mosley, Shirley Cook, “Bud” Voorhes, and Dale Voorhes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Living Faith Christian Church at or to Pinebrook Bible Conference and Retreat at

D’Andrea Bros. Funeral home will hold visitation hours from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Sunday, January 13, 2018. She will be laid to rest at the Amityville Cemetery next to her loving husband on Monday, January 14.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Morning Gathering Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service and Interment Monday, January 14, 2019

Ellen Holzmacher

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Valerie Schermerhorn

January 10, 2019

A favorite memory I have is your mom and dad taking me for a ride through the bumpy cow pastures of Houghton, NY when I was pregnant and several weeks overdue with Idonia. Lots of laughter. I'll be forever grateful for giving me April and the life long friendship we share. Definitely a life well lived.

Linda Vincelette (Arendarcayk)

January 5, 2019

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was a very loving and caring person. Connie sent us her
obituary and I am sending you our condolences.

Amy Higgins

January 3, 2019

I dont have any memories of Ellen directly, just stories and memories shared through her daughter Marcy. But I would like to truly thank this amazing woman for the beautiful example she set for her children! God has blessed me through Marcy (and her children) many times over and that is due to Ellen's love and devotion to our Lord! Thank you Ellen and I will keep all of the Holzmacher family in my prayers!
♡Amy Higgins♡

Carol Soviero Avila

December 28, 2018

My condolences to the family. There are many memories of fun and happy times. I learned a lot as she was my Sunday School teacher in Amityville. My thoughts are with her family during this time but its a great celebration to know she is with her creator. Much love Carol Soviero

Rob & Char Marcley

December 28, 2018

Hey Holzmacher Clan,
It’s impossible to think that your mom has left this world of mixed sorrow and joy to be finally with her Lord and Savior in eternal blessedness. She was such a burst of life with an unquenchable spirit. She brought such joy and comfort and service to so many. Surely her good works in the Lord follow her and she will receive the highest praise from our Lord Jesus, “well done good and faithful servant. Enter...”. She will be missed dearly by us left on earth. Take comfort in the fact that she passed knowing she was greatly loved. The Holy Spirit of God comfort you all until that day when we all meet at Jesus’s feet. We love you.