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Ellen H. McDermott

1937 - 2013 GREAT BARRINGTTON Ellen H. McDermott, 76, of Great Barrington, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Fairview Commons Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on Jan. 12, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of Marion and Paul Hagen. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Louis Academy, Staten Island, N.Y., and Pittsfield Vocational School of Practical Nursing in 1971. She enjoyed working at the Community Shop in Great Barrington until her retirement. Ellen was a communicant of St. Peter's Church. Her husband, John McDermott whom she married June 12, 1955, predeceased her Nov. 9, 1990. She was the beloved mother of sons, Matthew and Mark and his wife, Leslie. Ellen also leaves two brothers, Peter of Long Valley, N.J., and Paul of Buford, S.C.; her beloved grandchildren, granddaughters, Shannon April McDermott, and Elizabeth Ovitt and grandsons, Jason and Joseph. Ellen was predeceased by a son, Luke, in 1987, and by a brother, Kevin, in 2006. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Ellen H. McDermott who died Aug. 25, will be Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Peter's Church with the Rev. William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. In keeping with Ellen's wishes there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Ellen's memory may be made to either the Berkshire Humane Society or to Hospice Care in the Berkshires both in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South Street Great Barrington, MA. 01230 Condolences may be made through royfuneralservices.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 27, 2013
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