Ellen Maury Michael died peacefully in St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford surrounded
by loved ones on July 30, after an illness. She was 70.
Born Ellen Mae Maury to Gerda Canha and Chauncey Maury in Edgartown, Ellen moved off Island and pursued a long career as a nurse’s aide in several homes in the New Bedford area.
She married the man of her dreams, Brian W. Michael, 33 years ago. They built a home on the banks of the Acushnet River in Fairhaven and lived happily ever after.
She is survived by her husband, Brian Michael, and her three sons, Michael, Dennis, and Stephen Jenkinson. She was predeceased by her sister, Linda BenDavid, and her parents.
A celebration of her life was held by her friends and family at her home on August 10.