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Ellen M. Giblin

February 2, 1943 ~ September 29, 2019 (age 76)
Ellen M. (LaCourse) Giblin, 76, of North Andover, MA, formerly of Methuen, MA, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 29, 2019, surrounded by close family at Ashland Farms.  Born in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Raymond A. and Helen M. (Bell) LaCourse.

Raised in Lawrence, MA, Ellen was a graduate of St. Mary High School.  She retired from Raytheon in Andover after twenty-one years of service in the Human Resources Department. She also worked at the International Institute of Lawrence.

Ellen volunteered her time on the St. Mary Reunion Committee and before her illness she was an active member of St. Monica Church in Methuen.  She loved spending time with her family and friends, and especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing, music, camping, reading, summers at the lake and seacoast and cheering on her beloved Patriots.

A devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Ellen created countless cherished memories with those she loved.

Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Giblin in 1972, and Russell Dow in 2010, her long-time boyfriend of twenty years.

She is survived by her children, Patricia A. Giblin of Arlington, MA, Robert J. Giblin and his wife Ichelle of Atkinson, NH, and William M. Giblin of Methuen; brother, William R. LaCourse of Meredith, NH; and her grandchildren, Brandon R., and Matthew R. Giblin.  She also leaves several close cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude for the excellent care, compassion and friendship of the Ashland Farms team who lovingly cared for Ellen.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen.  Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at St. Monica Church, 212 Lawrence Street in Methuen.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen.  Those who prefer may make donations in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. 
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