ISLEIB, Ellen M.
Ellen (Welcome) Isleib, 78, wife of Gordon Isleib of Marlborough, died peacefully in her sleep on April 16, 2013 at Chestelm Health Center in Moodus after a 13-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Although she had lost all memory of her past, she still retained her pleasant nature and love of singing that most remember. She and her husband lived in Chelmsford, MA for many years before moving to Marlborough in 1993. Ellen was known for her caring nature and readiness to help anyone in need, especially children, the elderly, and pets. She helped care for her mother-in-law for many years. She was active in the churches where she attended and can now rest in peace with her loving Savior. Born in Greenfield, MA, Ellen was the daughter of Lawrence and Maud (Nichols) Welcome. In addition to her husband, Gordon, she leaves four sons; Warren Isleib and his wife, Brenda, of Nashua, NH, Wayne Isleib and his wife, Laurie, of Tyngsboro, MA, Gary Isleib and his wife, Emily, of New London, MO, and Daniel Isleib and friend, Rachel, of Holly Springs, NC, and a daughter, Wendy Nichols and her husband Michael, of Marlborough. She also leaves a sister, Eva Marturano of Greenfield, MA, and four brothers; Lawrence Welcome, Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of East Deerfield, MA, Everett Welcome and his wife, Judy, of Hemet, CA, Dennis Welcome and his wife, Beverly, of West Deerfield, MA, and Donald Welcome and his wife, Joan, of Cornville, AZ. She was predeceased by her brother Howard Welcome. In addition to her husband, children, and siblings, she leaves seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 27, at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St. in East Hampton, CT. Friends are invited to visit with family at 10 a.m. prior to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Marlboro Cemetery following the service. Memorial gifts may be made to the
, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfunerealhomeinc.com.