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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. To share a memory of Ellen or leave a condolence visit www.anthonychapels.com.






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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jun. 11, 2017.
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June 5, 2020
I will always remember Ellen coming into our Preschool class sharing her contagious smile! Ellen's love for John and her passion to teach the children about being a nurse and caring for others radiated from her. She would walk into our classroom to drop John off or pick him up and her warmth and positive energy was felt by all. I will never forget her or your family. Please know you all will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky Cincebox
Teacher
June 29, 2017
Johnny, I never met Ellen, but I do remember you mother's glowing reports of how blessed the whole family would be by her . I am glad and grateful that she could share her love with you and leave a legacy in your two boys. She doesn't need our prayers, but I will pour them on for the three of you! Rea Mc Donnell, ssnd
Rea Mc Donnell
Acquaintance
June 19, 2017
John and Family,

I was so sorry to hear about the unfortunate passing of your wife and the mother of your children. The two of you were both dedicated to making this world a more peaceful and loving place, and many are going to miss her presence. Know that I am holding you and your family in my thoughts as you process and heal from this grief.
Liz Serling
June 14, 2017
I was heart broken to hear about Ellen. My son called me from the Bronx to let me know. Ellen was a beautiful person, a great co-worker and I am so glad she got the family she wanted. She was always about family. I'm sorry she is gone too early. My heart goes out to her baby boys, her husband and the rest of her family. I know she had a great family dynamic and I knew she would be a great mom and wife. I'm glad I got to work with her those six years at Westside Health and still remember the trip we took to Tennessee and Florida we all had a great time. RIP Ellen
Judith Soto
June 14, 2017
I was heart broken when my son called me from Bronx, NY to let me know Ellen had died in a car accident. We worked together for six years at Westside Health Care Center. She was a great person and loving. I knew she would be a great mother. I am so sad that she is gone so early. My heart goes out to all her loved ones. She loved all her family so much. She always spoke of Martha her sister. I am glad I got to meet her, work with her. And I am happy she got the family she always wanted. My heart goes out to her boys and husband and the rest of the family. She will be missed.
Judith Soto
June 13, 2017
Johnny and Family,
I am sorry for your loss and the tremendous loss to our community. My heart aches for your boys. Ellen was a shining star. She leaves a great legacy for you her children and community. We keep her in our hearts. May the love of God and the time you had with her sustain you. May she rest in peace.
Marcia Young
June 12, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to John, the boys, and all of Ellen's friends, family, and colleagues at this incredibly sad time.
Kelli Eberle
June 12, 2017
I was deeply saddened to hear the news about Ellen's accident. I have fond memories from elementary school through high school with her. I would see her out and about over the last couple of years. We all miss her.

My prayers are with her husband and children during this difficult time.
Andrew Hoelperl
June 12, 2017
We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to Kevin and Jessica and to the entire McIntyre and Volpe family.
Michael and Kathleen Geezil
Family
June 12, 2017
My condolences to the family. I am very sorry for your loss.
Kaela Washington
June 12, 2017
My condolences to the entire Family. May God comfort you during this time.
Mary Miller
June 12, 2017
Please accept the condolences of the Caldas family who grieve with you at the passing of such a promising life cut so tragically short. We offer up our sincere prayers for the Volpe and McIntyre families.
Stephen Caldas
June 11, 2017
We are deeply saddened by the news of Ellen's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
We will surely miss the presence of Ellen a truely lovable and kind person.
Kim and Neil McKenna
June 11, 2017
You are all in my prayers. Please give John a hug from his preschool friends and teachers. I'm so deeply sorry. Love, Mrs.C
Becky Cincebox
June 11, 2017
Ellen volunteering at John's PreK.
Becky Cincebox
June 11, 2017
Ellen and boys at Preschool. We all loved seeing her smiling face and love she shared with her boys.
Becky Cincebox
June 11, 2017
Ellen volunteering in John's PreK classroom.
Becky Cincebox
June 11, 2017
Ellen volunteering in John's PreK classroom. She taught the class how doctors and nurses care for children and babies.
Becky Cincebox
June 11, 2017
Ellen volunteering in John's PreK classroom.
Becky Cincebox
June 11, 2017
Johnny, so sorry to hear of your loss. no words can help but do know were here for you and sending out prayers
bobby&michelle sims
June 11, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this tragic time. Ellen will be remembered always by all whose lives she touched. Everyone is a better person for having known her

God bless
Jack and Linda Mazur
June 11, 2017
Johnny, we all loved Ellen. You are not alone. We at Camp Day Dreams are all here to support you.
Lieve and Tom Bain
June 11, 2017
I am so sorry to the families of Ellen Volpe. Prayers. I knew her at Penfield High School. Her energy and smile lit up a room.
Kwlly O'Brien
Classmate
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