Born on October 15, 1932, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Howard and Bertha (LaValley) Rousseau.
Elroy worked most of his life as a self-employed carpenter.
He enjoyed tinkering and talking shop with his boys.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Murphy) Rousseau, his brothers, Howard Rousseau and Richard Rousseau and his sisters, Alice Hamner and Joyce Metraw.
He is survived by his children, Raymond Rousseau and his wife, Tammy of Florida and Charles Rousseau and his wife, Debra of Fort Edward; his step son, William Murphy and his wife, Marie of Fort Edward; his sister, Theresa Henderson and her husband, Robert; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services with full military honors will in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574, 72 Pearl St, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.