BANCROFT--Ellen Coffin, "The Witch of Pitt Street," 86, died at home June 24, 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia. She is survived by daughters Elizabeth and Mary-McLean, grandsons C. Royce and Caleb Sims. Ellen was the wife of the late Frederic W. Bancroft and daughter of the late Amos Coffin and Mabel Jennie Frey. She liked shoes, dogs and Italy. Memorial Service: Friday, July 11, 10:30am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St, Alexandria, VA.
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Published in The New York Times on June 29, 2014