A retired nurse’s aide, passed away on Thursday, November 18th, at the age of 92. Ellen was born in Boston in 1929, the daughter of James and Catherine Foster. She was raised in Boston and graduated from Boston High School with the Class of 1947. In 1948, she married her sweetheart, Edward Sherman, and the two settled down in Malden to raise their family. They shared 63 years of marriage until Edwards passing in 2011. For many years, Ellen worked nights as a Nurse’s Aide in Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She always helped take care of the neighborhood where they lived, and volunteered at Bread of Life in Malden.
She is survived by her children, of Kevin J. Sherman and wife Marie of Malden, Celeste Van Gilder of Weare, NH, Brian J. Sherman and wife Sandra of FL, and Marie E. Golab and Husband Wayne of Methuen, her brother, Thomas Foster of FL, her grandchildren, Kevin Jr, Anthony, Patrick, Katherine, Tara, Ashley, and Matthew, her great grandchildren, Kayla, Brinley, Harrison, Macy, Henry, Joshua, Elizabeth, Andrew, Max, Sasha, and Charlotte and many nieces and nephews .
Ellen was predeceased by Son in law David Van Gilder and Granddaughter Andrea Van Gilder.
Funeral Services will be held at the Sacred Hearts Church, 297 Main St, Malden, on Monday, November 29 at 10 AM, followed with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden
Donations in Ellen’s memory may be made to: Bread of Life, 54 Eastern Ave, Malden, MA 02148.