Ellen Mowrey

Ellen M Mowrey (Moroney)

Monday, April 21st, 1941 - Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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Obituary

HUBBARDSTON- Ellen Mowrey,80, passed away on June 15, 2021 in Holden Rehab and Nursing Center after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer for over 12 years. She is predeceased by her husband of 18 years Chet Mowrey, grandsons Ryan and Mickael, son-in-law Bill MacWilliams and her beloved parents Tom and Rita Moroney.

She is survived by her siblings, Marnie Brennan and her husband Tom of Anchorage, AK, Robert Moroney and his wife Nancy of Falmouth, MA, and Thomas Moroney of Liberty, SC. She is also survived by her children and their spouses Beth Kelly, and husband Joe, Lynne Franciose, Robert Jette, Susan MacWilliams, Brian Jette and wife Tracy, Eric Jette and wife Emmanuelle, Karen Godfrey and husband Mark. She will be dearly missed by grandchildren Samantha, Graham and Sam, Hannah and Colin, Ben and Emily, Tyler and Harry, Remy and Stephan, Tanner, Evan and Henry as well as great grandchildren Angelina, Joseph and Donavyn.

A champion of the less fortunate, Ellen and family took in many a wayward soul who needed a bed (or more often a floor!) and nourishment. An early advocate of the Civil Rights and Catholic Worker movements as well as a follower of non-traditional “hippie” priest Bernie Gilgun, Ellen was passionate in her feeding the mouths and souls of many in her weekly post-Mass meals at the House of Ammon.

As a single mother with seven children in the mid 70’s, Ellen went back to school, became an apprentice baker and eventually became Food Service Director of the Wachusett Regional School District. With the help of a dedicated staff, she introduced an innovative and nutritious menu that not only was profitable but became the model for many school districts in Massachusetts. Ellen was also passionate in providing opportunity to special needs students in her kitchens, something she was immensely proud of long after her retirement.

An expert baker of delicious desserts and pastry, amazing French bread, and of course her famous pizza, no visitor went away hungry. Ellen loved all things culinary, folk music, her bird feeders as well as her amazing flower garden. And, to the end, always had fresh cut flowers in her room. The appreciation she had for natural beauty, especially her love of the ocean, lives in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and all who knew her.

Memorial calling hours for Ellen will be held on Saturday,June 26,2021 from 10:30AM- 12:30PM in Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre. The funeral service will follow at 12:30PM in the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to Mustard Seed Catholic Worker 93 Piedmont Street, Worcester, MA 01609.For an online tribute and guestbook please visit:Pillsburyfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 26th, 2021 | 10:30am - 12:30pm
    When
    Saturday, June 26th, 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Location
    Pillsbury Funeral Home-Barre
    Address
    96 South Barre Rd.
    BARRE, MA
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 26th, 2021 | 12:30pm
    When
    Saturday, June 26th, 2021 12:30pm
    Location
    Pillsbury Funeral Home-Barre
    Address
    96 South Barre Rd.
    BARRE, MA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Al and Linda DeCotis

Posted at 07:49am
Dear Marnie, Tom, Bob, Beth, Sue, Lynne, Karen, Eric, Bob, Brian, and Families, Sending you our Deepest Sympathy, Prayers, and Love. We wish that we could have been there with you toady. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ellen was such a very special person (you all know that already), but we wanted to let you know that is how we felt about her, too! She, also, was the BEST baker of cream puffs, which she generously shared with us on our last visit with her on Cape Cod. She, besides being cousin (as you all are) to us and all of our family, she was my(Linda) Mom's(Clara's) god daughter. We believe in Eternal Life and know that through this belief, we will all be together there again. Please know that we deeply care and will be there with you spiritually today. God bless All of you! With Our Love Always, Linda and Al
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Diane Keeley

Posted at 08:05am
So very sorry for your loss. As young teenagers I recall many fun filled afternoons at Ellen’s home. Her Mother was so welcoming to all of Ellen’s friends. Ellen was a beautiful girl, friendly and so much fun to be with, but mostly she was a good friend. We lost touch as time passed. I am so happy to learn that she followed her dreams and led a full life..
Rest In Peace,
Diane Hayes Keeley
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Sherry & Butch Prescott

Posted at 10:32pm
Lynne and entire family: Our hearts break for all of you at this very difficult time. We send our condolences, love and prayers.

Shane McGrail

Posted at 05:02pm
There are no words words to equal the strength and light or her soul. Her quiet guidance, generosity in all things and steady spiritual love, much admired in life will accompany me all my days because I was lucky enough to be kept safely under her wing when I was learning to fly. Go safely dear friend and know I will keep you close until we meet again.
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Eileen Assad

Posted at 09:39am
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