Ellen Reaney Obituary

Ellen Sullivan Reaney
Ellen Sullivan Reaney

August 15, 1934 - September 4, 2014
Born in New London, CT
Resided in New London, CT


New London- Ellen A. Sullivan Reaney of New London, CT died peacefully at home on September 4, 2014 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. Ellen was born on August 15, 1934, the daughter of Robert J. Sr. and Helen V. Donovan Sullivan who predeceased her.

She is survived by a son, Thomas E. Reaney and his wife Roberta Ibanez Reaney of Ridgefield, CT, and a daughter MaryBeth Bertorelli and her husband Joseph Bertorelli of Carle Place, NY. Also surviving is her precious boy, grandson Matthew F. Reaney.

She leaves behind brothers Robert J. Sullivan Jr. and Judi of New London, Lawrence E. Sullivan a d Brenda of Canton, CT and a sister Anne Sullivan Calanquin and Leon of Niantic, CT plus many nieces and nephews and her former husband Edward G. Reaney of Plainview, Long Island. A brother David F. Sullivan predeceased her.

Ellen graduated from Hofstra University and taught school on Long Island until marrying and raising her children. Before retiring, Ellen worked in the medical records and administrative field for several doctors receiving high praise for her work.
During her illness, she was aided by nieces Louisa Sullivan of Waterford and April Woodard, and nephew Scott Donovan of New London, who greatly mourn her passing.

Calling hours are Sunday September 7, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Avenue, New London.

The funeral procession will assemble on Monday, September 8th at 10:15 am from the funeral home and proceed to St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in New London, CT., for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Jefferson Avenue, New London.

Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or Saint Mary's Star of the Sea Church , New London, CT.

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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Sunday, September 7, 2014
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church
10 Huntington Street
New London, CT US 06320
Monday, September 8, 2014
11:00 AM
St. Mary Cemetery
600 Jefferson Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Monday, September 8, 2014

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