Ellen, who grew up in Brooklyn, NY and Englewood, NJ, was a mother of seven children. She sacrificed a lot for her kids and took care of her mother who lived to 103. She was always happy and upbeat. Ellen was proud of her Finnish heritage and took several trips to Finland in her adult life, even hiking in the Arctic Circle when she was in her late 60s with cousins. She moved north to Massachusetts after her dementia worsened to be nearer to more of her family. Even with dementia she brought smiles to all! We were blessed to have had her in our lives.
Submitted by Marion Reilly.
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