Sentinel & Enterprise Fitchburg, MA
Saturday, December 30th, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Ellen M. (Gardner) Colon, 85, of 330 West Camino Real, formerly of Gardner and Fitchburg, died Dec. 27, following an illness.
She was born in Baldwinville on March 26, 1921, the daughter of the late Harold C. and Gladys (Cleveland) Gardner.
She was a graduate of Templeton High School. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Colon worked as a housekeeper at the Boca Raton Resort & Club for many years.
She leaves three sons, Thomas Colon of Albuquerque, N.M., Daniel Colon of Boca Raton, Fla., and Michael Colon of Fitchburg; five daughters, Margaret Meeker of Gardner, Eileen Eaton, Mary Ellen Leger, Susan Richardson and Patricia Bofill, all of Boca Raton, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Thomas D. Colon, died on Nov. 20, 1968.
COLON -- Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. in the John H. Mack Funeral Home, 91 Vernon St., Gardner. The Reverend Harold V. Lloyd will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Gardner. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.