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Kathleen H Ellis

November 14, 1952 - October 14, 2021

Kathleen H Ellis

November 14, 1952 - October 14, 2021


Obituary For Kathleen H Ellis

The family of Kathleen H (Farrell) Ellis is saddened to announce her unexpected passing on Thursday October 14. Kathleen was the loving and adored wife of Kenneth M. Ellis of Peabody.

She was born in Lynn, the middle of three daughters to the late Bob and Dora (Mahan) Farrell. She lived most of her life in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1970. Following graduation, she worked for New England Telephone/ NYNEX as a dispatcher where she made many lifelong friends.

Kathleen was full of fun and laughter. She always took in the beauty found in nature around her. She loved to shop, decorate, dine out, grow beautiful flowers and plants, and was a wonderful cook, hosting many memorable family celebrations. She and Kenny enjoyed traveling, especially to the warm tropical destinations of Bermuda, Aruba, and Florida, eventually finding a second home in Sarasota.

Kathleen is survived by her beloved husband of 33 years, Kenneth, her sisters and best friends, Maureen Blomberg of Sarasota, FL, and Patricia Cronin and her husband Neil of Peabody. She also leaves her mother-in-law, Orlo Ellis of Peabody and all of her extended Ellis family, who loved her, and will miss her dearly, including Elaine and John Marshall, Marianne and Donald Onusseit, Michael and Patti Ellis, Larry Ellis and Erica Khan. She is also survived by her cherished nieces and nephews, Rob Blomberg and his partner Stu Yates, Mike and his wife Stephanie Blomberg, Stephanie and Steve Stepanian, Daniel and his wife Caitlin Cronin and their son Jack, Brian and his wife Elayne Cronin and their children, Sharon and Desmond, Molly and her husband Ryan DeLosa, Heather Griswold and her partner Jake Gilbert, Julie and her husband John Hinchion and their children, Cedrick, Leroy, and Celia, Laura Onusseit, David and his wife Tiffany Onusseit, and their children, Lexi and Jemma, Nicole Ellis and Mike Robinson. They all brought her great joy. She also leaves many cousins and dear friends. In addition to her parents, Kathleen was predeceased by her brothers-in-law, Bruce Blomberg, and Donald Ellis.

Her quick wit, charm, smile, and pure love of life will be missed, but remembered by all who knew her.

Kathleen’s funeral will be held on Friday at 9:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy can be made in her name to the MGH/North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St, Danvers, MA 01923.

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  • To Kenny & Family, We are so very sad to hear about the loss of Your Dear Wife Kathy. Remembering the great memories of her. She will be deeply missed. It's never easy to lose a loved one. Hold on to all of the wonderful memories and always keep them close to your heart. With our love and sincere sympathy, John and Pattie Celentano

  • Sorry to hear about the family's loss.

  • Kenny, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Karen Mahoney

  • Dear Kennyy, families and friends . . . We were so sorry to hear of Kathleen's sudden passing. We hope fantastic memories and the comfort of family with come to you all. Love, Lori-anne (Osgood) and Robert Creighan

  • Kenny, Maureen, Rob, Mike & Dan, I am so sorry for your loss of a wife, sister and aunt. I have the greatest memories of Kathleen from a really young age; whale watches, Edaville Railroad, Nahant Beach, too many to name. I'm sorry I'm not able to attend her services, I will be in Canada, but I hope in time you all find peace. With deep sympathy, A.J. Gruntkosky

  • Kenny, I was saddened to see the passing of your wife Kathleen. Although I never had the privilege to meet her I'm sure she was a special person. She had a good husband and I'm sure you have many good memories to hold onto. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort with family and friends. With love and heartfelt sympathy. Cathy Jankowski

  • Kenny, our hearts sunk when we heard the news about Kathleen. I'll always remember the great smile and welcoming personality every time I saw her. Rely on family and friends, you have many that will help you through this tough time. Mully and Maureeen.

  • Dear Ken and all family members Our heartfelt sorrow for the unexpected passing of Kathleen. She was a bright and loving person. May all your wonderful memories with her be a source of comfort during these difficult times-God bless Pat, Jim and Patty Scanlan

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