The 69-year-old judge lost her battle to cancer on Sunday. Bellini was elected to serve the 7th judicial district in 2009. The 7th Judicial District covers Wayne, Livingston, Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, Ontario, Steuben and Monroe counties.

State Supreme Court Justice Elma Bellini died Sunday. In a news release, administrative judge Craig Doran confirmed the 63 year-old justice died after a courageous battle with cancer.

"Today, we are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague," Doran said in a statement. "We have lost a warm and wonderful friend and our community has lost a fierce, extraordinarily competent defender of justice." We have lost a warm and wonderful friend; and our community has lost a fierce, extraordinarily competent and compassionate defender of justice. Please pray for her family as they seek peace in the face of this unspeakable loss.”

Bellini was elected to serve the 7th judicial district in 2009.

The 7th Judicial District covers Wayne, Livingston, Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, Ontario, Steuben and Monroe counties.