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Ellen Margaret Bearce

July 8, 1937 January 27, 2018
Ellen Margaret Bearce
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Obituary for Ellen Margaret Bearce

Ellen Margaret Bearce, nee Engley, 80, of Naples, FL and Falmouth, MA, passed away on January 27th, her loving husband of 58 years by her side. Ellen was born and raised in Foxboro and graduated Foxboro High in 1955. She attended Burdette College where she met her future husband at a school dance. She married David Bearce, also of Foxboro, at St.Mary's church in 1959. Together they raised a family in Longmeadow, MA but maintained strong ties to Foxboro - attending class reunions and Founder's Day celebrations. And, of course, rooting for her beloved Patriots.

Ellen was predeceased by her parents, Clare and Catherine (Rattigan) Engley, stepmother Effie (Goodwin), parents-in-law Howard and Mary Bearce, brothers Ralph, John and Jimmy Engley, brothers-in-law Robert, Howard and Kevin Bearce and Norman Bourassa, her daughter Laura and daughter-in-law Karen. She is survived by sisters Ann (Bill) Rex and Alice (Dick) Noonan of Foxboro, Mary Bourassa of Narragansett, RI, sisters-in-law Beverly Engley of Anderson SC and Gerri Bearce of Roxbury and brother-in-law John (Cathy) Bearce. Ellen was the loving mother of David Bearce, Jr of Enfield, CT, Paul (Marcia) Bearce of Longmeadow, Catherine (Thomas) Nowak of Westborough and Steve (Lauri) Bearce of Alexandria, VA. She was the devoted grandmother to Dave (Amelia) Bearce of Maine, Robert Bearce of Connecticut, Emily, Tom (Samantha) and Michael Bearce all of Boston, Jessica (Jay) Madsen of Wellesley, Emily (Dave) Morrison of Millis, AJ Nowak of Westborough, Matthew and Charlie Bearce of VA. She was the cherished auntie of 27 nieces and nephews.

Ellen loved life. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles and scrabble. She did not let the pain and disability of arthritis keep her from traveling with her husband, book club and Mah Jong with her many friends in Falmouth and Naples, Ladies weekends with her Longmeadow friends and attending the life events of her large extended family. She will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellen's memory may be made to: The Genesis Foundation for Children: 60 Temple Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02111

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, February 8 from 4 to 8 PM at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Foxboro. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 58 Carpenter Street, Foxboro. For additional information please contact 508 543-5471. To light a special candle in Ellen’s memory please visit the funeral home web site at


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