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“Dear Bob,So sorry that I just found out about this news. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!!Larry ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Larry Hassan - Brockton, MA

“Dear Ellen,Your playful spirit and beautiful smile always made it a wonderful experience to be around you. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Kim Wright - Warwick, RI

“Rob, So sorry for the loss of your Mother you and your family are in our prayers. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Kate Domelowicz - Swampscott, MA

“Ellen was a beautiful person inside an out. She had a terrific sense of humor and was a good friend during our nurses training at RIHSON. My...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Dianne Wilkie - Cumberland, RI

“Bob, so sorry to hear about Ellen, it was nice catching up with her at our Nursing reunion last year.Ken & I sending our love and prayers. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Victoria Miller - Delmar, NY

“Mr. Bruce, Robby, Shannon & ErinPlease accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May our thoughts and prayers embrace you all during this...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Paul Annand - South Easton, MA

“So incredibly sorry for you loss, Rob. Your mom was an amazing woman. Sending love to you all. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tracey Terra Vasile - Foxboro, MA

“So sorry for your lose. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Marsha Lougee - Manson, NC

“It's hard to know what to say about a person as special as Ellen, as anything I could say about her is really gilding the lily. She was the kindest,...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle & Brian Bruce - LA

“So sorry for the devastatingly sad news regarding your beautiful wife. May the beautiful memories and the love and support of your dear friends and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Roberta Fishman - Sharon, MA

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Of Easton, MA, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and registered nurse, at 71 lived with grace and courage with a very rare cancer. Beloved wife for over 50 years of Robert W. and much loved mother of Shannon Elliott, and her husband Todd, of Portland OR, and Robert G., and his wife Jennifer, of Raynham, MA, and Erin C. Bruce of Brooklyn, NY. Dear sister of Carolyn M. Evans, and her husband John, of Camarillo, CA, Catherine G. Cates (Deceased), and her brother James D. Cates, and his wife Dawn of Jacksonville. FL.

Cherished grandmother of Colin Elliott and Rhiannon Elliott, Ethan Bruce, Lily Gustafson and Grace Gustafson, together with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. A special member of the family is Mandy Bare of St. Louis, MO through the "Be The Match" Program, who donated precious cells twice to extend Ellen's courageous effort over four years, and is honored for her generous gifts. Ellen also leaves her beloved dog, Kedzie, and her grand-dogs, George, Clover, and Zoey.

Born and raised in Providence, RI, Raleigh-Durham NC, and Jacksonville, FL, Ellen was a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville. Ellen graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing, specializing in medical-surgical service in area hospitals, school systems, and private office service. A member of The Holy Cross Church of South Easton, MA, she was a tireless advocate for the Multiple Sclerosis Society,and above all, The Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Boston, MA. She cherished travel to Tuscany, Italy with family members.

In lieu of flowers, Ellen has asked that donations be sent to Dr. Philippe Armand, at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Room Dana 2-027, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, and to The Old Colony Hospice 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379. Also, she offered special recognition to Dr. Eric Jacobsen, NP Katy Stephans, RNs Mary Delaney, and Hannah Freedman, at the DFCI Infusion Center for their grace and special care.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) South Easton, MA 02375 on Monday from 4PM to 8PM. A Funeral Mass with be celebrated at The Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, South Easton, MA 02375, at 10AM on Tuesday. Private family internment services will follow later. For directions or condolences visit