Ellen T. Bushnell

July 08, 1931 - January 07, 2014 

Ellen T. Bushnell

July 08, 1931 - January 07, 2014 

Obituary for Ellen T. Bushnell

Ellen T. (O’Connor) Bushnell, 82 of Somers, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday (Jan. 7, 2014) surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 60 years to Donald S. Bushnell and daughter of the late John and Eva Marie (Valliere) O’Connor. Ellen was born on July 8, 1931 in Laconia, NH and had resided in Somers for the past 43 years and in Ellington for several years before that. She worked for 40 years with the Somers School System, Somersville Elementary School, where she started as a volunteer lunch aide, then became a teacher’s aide and until a few years ago was the coordinator for the substitute teachers. Ellen was a Brownie & Girl Scout Leader and Cheerleading coach, in her leisure time she enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, trips & vacationing in Maine, flower gardening, loved her pet dogs and especially loved spending time with family. Ellen was a longtime parishioner of All Saints Church.
Besides her beloved husband Donald, she is survived by her loving children; Steven J. Bushnell & wife Julie of Somers, James L. Bushnell of Ellington and Leslie A. Dolby & husband Wayne of North Kingstown, RI, her cherished grandchildren; Steven M. Bushnell & wife Jacqui, Jennifer Lynn Bushnell, Matthew V. Dolby & wife Cassie, and Meagan L. Dolby, a great grandson; Landon James Bushnell. Ellen is also survived by a sister; Elizabeth Gilbert of NH along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Barbara E. Bushnell (1989), two sisters; Mary Haddock and Irene Adams and a brother Donald O’Connor.
Relatives and friends may gather with her family during calling hours on Sunday (Jan. 12, 2014) from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels 43 Shaker Rd. Enfield.
The funeral procession will form on Monday (Jan. 13,) at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to All Saints Church 25 School St. Somerville for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the Somers Center Cemetery, Somers, CT. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans) P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or the ASPCA, 359 Spring Hill Rd Monroe, CT 06468.

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