Elaine M. "Laney" Ferriss, 55, died Nov. 28, 2011, at Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I.

She was the daughter of Attorney Rita van Item, of New Milford, and Stephen R. Ferriss, of Sulphur, La.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Ferris is survived by her stepfather, whom she considered her father, Dr. Roland M. Nesi, of Northport, N.Y.; four brothers, Stephen J. Ferriss, of Storrs, Daniel R. Ferriss, of Grayling, Mich., Christopher Ferriss, of Romulus, Mich., and Thomas S. Tomascak, of Litchfield; two sisters, Rae Ellen (Tomascak) Tondreault, of Santa Ana, Calif., and Racquel (Tomascak) DiTullio, of New Milford; six nephews; three nieces; and two great-nephews.

The Rowe Funeral Home of Litchfield was in charge of arrangements.

There are no calling hours.

Memorials may be made to the Northville Baptist Church, 9 Little Bear Hill Road, New Milford, CT 06776.