Ellen M. (O’Donovan) Kelleher

Ellen M. (O’Donovan) Kelleher, 87, of Dorchester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Daughter of the late Maurice and Catherine (Desmond) O’Donovan, Ellen was born and raised in  County Cork, Ireland. A full-time homemaker while she raised her seven sons, Ellen was an avid gardener who enjoyed music, dancing and her beloved dog, Shep. A devout Catholic, she was a parishioner of Saint William’s Church and Saint Mark’s Catholic Church in Dorchester.

Beloved wife of the late William J. Kelleher. Loving mother of Dennis and his wife, Patti, of NH, Maurice and his wife, Mary Louise, of FL, Bill and his wife, Olga, of FL, Jerry of FL, Kevin and his wife, Joy, of Newfoundland, John and his wife, Janet, of TX and Patrick and his wife, Barbara, of Hanover. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren, Sister of John, Neil and the late Matthew, Hughie, Nora, Humphrey, Maurice and Jeremiah O’Donovan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, Friday, September 14 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Ellen’s name are encouraged to the Irish Pastoral Center www.ipcboston.org 617-265-5300.