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Ellen Kilmer Chiarelli

Ellen Kilmer Chiarelli, age 75, of Erie, passed away peacefully, at home, on Monday, November 26, 2012, after an extended illness. She was born on December 15th, 1936 in Hedgesville, West Virginia, to the late George and Odette Kilmer. She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother who most enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, gardening, bird watching and crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Joseph Chiarelli; four brothers, George, Robert, Richard and Boyd; and one granddaughter, Taylor Bernatowicz. Ellen is survived by six sons, Philip Chiarelli and his wife, Wendy of Pawleys Island, S.C., William Chiarelli and his wife, Joanne, John Chiarelli, Rodney Chiarelli and his wife, Lisa, Patrick Chiarelli and Joseph Chiarelli, Jr., all of Erie; four daughters, Felicia Chiarelli, Trina Chiarelli, Deanna Caldwell and her husband, Dale and Christina Bernatowicz and her husband, Brian, all of Erie; fifteen grandchildren, Ellie, Angela, Samuel, Lisa, Jennifer, Timothy, Maria, Nick, D.J., Justin, J.J., Ashley, Roman, Tony and Gianna; nine great-grandchildren, Tyler, Mason, Emma, Sergio, Marco, Elena, Devin, Rayna and Henry; and her beloved dog, Rufus. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, November 29th at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Church, 1116 W. 7th Street. Burial will be private at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Catholic Church or AseraCare Hospice, who caringly and patiently helped guide us through this difficult time. Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, handled the arrangements. Add condolences and photos at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com.


Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 28, 2012
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