Karen Ann (Swanson) Ellis
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Active Acton Women's Club member
ACTON -- Karen Ann (Swanson) Ellis, beloved wife of Edward J. Ellis, returned home to our Lord on November 27, 2012. She passed peacefully at home after a long term illness.
In addition to her husband of 53 years, Karen is survived by her five children, Kathleen M. Companion and Corey Pafford of Franklin, NH, James E. Ellis and Jean-Marie of Westford, MA, Ann M. Martin and Kevin of Templeton, MA, David J Ellis and Susan of Framingham, MA, and Mary Anne Ellis and Christine Pelosi of Dedham, MA. Also by her siblings, Edward Swanson and his wife, Joyce of Daytona, FL, Mary McDonough and her husband, Paul of Milton, MA, Janice Lucey and her husband, Jack of Quincy, MA; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her brother, Joseph Swanson.
Karen was born in Dorchester, MA to Joseph O. and Anna M. (McCarron) Swanson. She was a longtime resident of Acton, MA, and an active member of the Acton Women's Club.
Karen loved her family and friends deeply and believed strongly in her faith. She was known to all as a patient, wise, generous and gentle woman.
ELLIS -- Calling hours will be held at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave, (Rte. 111) on Fri., Nov. 30, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sat., December 1, 2012 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 89 Arlington Street, Acton MA, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Concord Road, Acton Center. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the
in Karen's name. Guest book and directions www.actonfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 29, 2012