Volpe, Ellen Margaret
Rochester: Ellen, who dedicated her life to family, friends, community and the pursuit of knowledge, died suddenly on Thursday, June 8th just days short of her 45th birthday.
Ellen, an assistant professor of nursing the University of Buffalo, was a teacher, clinician and researcher, who focused her work on at-risk youth and post-traumatic stress disorder among adolescents. In addition to her work as a nurse practitioner at community health centers, including Westside Health Services and Anthony Jordan Health Center, she also conducted research at the Center for Youth and volunteered with Camp Daydreams, serving urban youth.
Ellen graduated with a B.S. from Wake Forest University and a Master's in Nursing from Vanderbilt, earned a Ph.D from the University of Rochester's School of Nursing, did post-doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.
She excelled in athletics, running and biking, completing an Ironman Triathlon. She loved to play and was a mentor and role model to young people.
She was the brightest light in the lives of her husband, John McIntyre, and her two children, John Michael, 3, and Paul James, 2; her parents, Michael Volpe Jr. and Margaret Mary Volpe and John (Jack) and Ann McIntyre; her siblings Michael Volpe III and Jennifer Robertson; Martha and Michael Morgan; Paul and Suzanne Volpe; Ann McIntyre and Michael Clements; James McIntyre and Laura Kunard; Kevin McIntyre and Jessica Norton; her 17 beloved nieces and nephews; her aunts and uncles, Eleanor Volpe, Marie and Peter Alekson and Fr. James Geiger; her extended family; colleagues and friends too numerous to count.
The family will receive friends at Anthony Funeral Chapel, 2305 Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY 14618, on Monday 6/12/17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass and celebration of her life will take place at St. Thomas Moore Church, 2617 East Ave, on Tuesday 6/13/17 at 10 a.m.
The family is grateful for the love and support of family, friends and the Rochester and Buffalo communities.
To support Ellen's children and husband, with a focus on education for the boys, the family has established a memorial fund that can be accessed at https://www.gofundme.com/ellen-volpe
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