North Andover — Ellen Roberta Ellsey, 68, a long time resident of North Andover passed away on Tuesday, April 23rd at Lawrence General Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in North Reading on April 30, 1944 to the late Gladys (Hall) and David Foster. A graduate of North Reading High, Ellen also attended Tuffs University for a Dental Assistant program. Later on in life she was a school bus driver for special needs students.
Ellen leaves behind her husband, Leon Ellsey at home, her daughters Dawn O'Sullivan of Hopedale, MA. and Amy (O'Sullivan) Klenec and her husband John Klenec of Lowellville, OH, a step-son Mark Ellsey and his wife Debbie Ellsey of North Andover, MA. and a son Derek Ellsey of North Andover, MA. Also surviving are her sister Sandra Nevins of Dover, NH and a brother David Foster, North Andover, MA. She also has 16 grand children and 8 great grand children and many neices and nephews.
Ellen enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and spending time at home.
ARRANGEMENTS: An intimate gathering of friends and family will take place on Monday, April 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. at 35 Merrimack Street, North Andover, MA. Her placement at Ridgewood Cemetery will take place at a later date. For more information or to send an online condolence lease go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.