Ellen (McAdams) Westlund, 84 years old, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Ellen was born and raised in Lowell, MA where she attended Lowell public schools. She went on to attend Wheaton College where she majored in Chemistry. She continued her education by obtaining her master’s degree at Bridgewater State College. Ellen first started teaching in Norton public schools and went on to teach at Mansfield public schools for approximately 40 years. She served as the religious education coordinator at St. Mary’s Parish in Mansfield for over 30 years. Ellen loved her family and enjoyed spending her summers with them at the Cape. She was a devoted sports fan and always had a game on the radio or TV. She also spent whatever spare time she had helping at area shelters. Her garage was often the drop-off spot for donations going to local shelters and she often recruited Paul, Steve, and Sue to assist.
Ellen is predeceased by her husband Paul and her brother Jimmy McAdams. She is survived by her children, Paul and his wife Jenn of Foxboro, Susan of Plainville, and Stephen and his wife Pauline of Mansfield. Ellen also leaves her grandchildren Ian Sullivan, Kelli (Westlund) McSwiney, and Brendan Westlund, as well as her siblings Greg McAdams and his wife Deborah of Lowell, and Tish Stagnone and her husband Frank of Chelmsford.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 4th, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt Street, Mansfield, followed by Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Madonna Manor, 85 North Main Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.
Due to COVID restrictions, should we reach the maximum capacity of the church, please feel free to proceed to St. Mary’s Cemetery for the burial where we will be able to maintain appropriate social distancing. Thank you for your understanding.
For those wishing to live stream the Funeral Mass, please visit: www.stmarymans.org
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