ELLEN BEAN Obituary (2021) – Medford, MA
BEAN, Ellen P. (Daly) Ellen Pauline Bean (nÃ©e Daly) – February 19, 1936 – December 29, 2021 After a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Ellen fell into a peaceful rest on December 29, 2021. She was 85 years old . Ellen was born in Cambridge, MA, to the late Henry F. and Mary T. Daly. She was proud to be a graduate of St. Mary’s Girls High School, Cambridge and cherished the long-standing friendships she made there, including those with Joan Keating and the Sutherland sisters: Peggy, Kay and Flo. Ellen and her family moved to Somerville in 1967 after her father passed away. It was in Somerville that she and her late husband, James, raised their four children. Ellen was a devout person of faith and a long-time member of the Church of St. Catherine of Genoa in Somerville. She will always be remembered for her positive outlook on life and the way she extended it to everyone she met. She made a new friend everywhere she went, from a pub in Ireland to a soundstage in Hollywood; no one who met Ellen ever forgot her or walked away feeling negative towards her. “How’s your mother?” is a question that has been asked of his children more than any other. Ellen was always quick with a kind gesture, a song, even a daring dance step, but most of all she loved to laugh, especially when her family was gathered around her. She was a long-time member of the MA Audubon Society who loved the outdoors and instilled this appreciation for nature in her children when they were young through their many trips to Drumlin Farm, Topsfield, Cape or the Museum of Science. Ellen was the happiest when she was out among the creations of God. She loved to read and was eager to learn. After raising her family, she continued her education and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UMass Boston. She also dabbled in writing and painting, her portrayal of the Quaker Oats Man is a treasured family heirloom. In addition to being a full-time wife and mother, she worked for many years in the pediatrics division of MA General Hospital. Ellen was predeceased by her sister, Joan; Joan’s husband, Melvin McIntyre; and his beloved nephew Matthew McIntyre; as well as by her father, mother and husband. She is survived by her children and their spouses, James and Catherine Bean, Christopher Bean and Colleen Donahue-Bean, Lawrence Bean and Michelle Seaton, as well as Julie Bean and Sam Johnson. Ellen is also survived by her nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nephews Paul and Kevin McIntyre. The family would like to thank and thank the staff at Sunrise Senior Living in Burlington, MA for the care they provided to Ellen during her time there. All of them will have countless unforgettable memories and will remember Ellen however she wanted, with a smile and a loving thought. Due to COVID-19 protocols and related precautions, services will be private and limited to immediate family. A memorial service will be held at some point in the future for all friends and family to come together in memory of Ellen. Arrangements by Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home of MEDFORD. www.magliozzifuneralhome.com Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home www.magliozzifuneralhome.com
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Published by Boston Globe from December 31, 2021 to January 2, 2022.