Ellen Mae Scanlon

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February 23, 1947 ~ December 17, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Angier, NC

Ellen Mae Scanlon, 75, died on December 17, 2022 in her home in North Carolina. She was a beloved wife, mother of five, and grandmother to five grandchildren. Born in New Haven in 1947 to the late Joseph and Mary Farrell, she was the younger of two children. A longtime resident of Connecticut, where she raised her five children, Ellen retired as a drug and alcohol counselor in 2009. Since then, she and her husband, Richard Scanlon, resided in North Carolina, where they had family nearby. Ellen is survived by her husband, Richard Scanlon; her daughters, Mary Saucier, Coralie Palmer, and Moreen Watson; her son, David Ishikawa; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Saucier, Mia Watson, and Kai Watson; and her older brother, Richard Farrell of Hamden, CT. She was predeceased by her son Carl, and her grandsons, Carl Jr. and Brian Saucier. Ellen was both a maternal nurturer and a passionate firebrand. Both an artist and a healer. A woman who persevered and always found a way to move forward. She will be loved and missed by many.
Services of remembrance will be at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Northford Congregational Church, 4 Old Post Road, Northford. Burial service to follow at Beaverdale Memorial Park in New Haven.


Memorial Service: April 1, 2023 8:00 am

Northford Congregational Church
Old Post Road
Northford,, CT

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  1. Ellen was an amazing woman who persevered through the difficult times, and rose up to meet any challenge that life threw at her. She was an inspiration to her children and grandchildren. Ellen was a perfect match for Richard and together they nurtured and enjoyed their wonderful children and grandchildren. We will cherish the happy memories of her, and are comforted by the fact that she is in a better place. Until we all meet again, rest in peace. ❤️

  2. When we think of Aunt Ellen, we immediately think of beauty and strength. When she came into our Durham home wearing this beautiful fur coat in the seventies, my adolescent brain immediately thought “she looks like Raquel Welsh!”. And her beauty endured through the years. Also, we looked on with amazement at how fierce and strong Ellen was through so many hardships. Her kind and loving heart and awesome laugh also come to mind. Ellen was a force to be reckoned with for sure. She will be missed. RIP Auntie Ellen.

  3. Sorry for your loss, Rich and family, stay safe and healthy. Hope to see you when we’re back in Connecticut.

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