Mary Christine (Ellard) Danforth


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Beverly - Mary Christine (Ellard) Danforth, age 76, wife of William A. Danforth with whom she married in 1988, died Thursday evening May 9, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Salem on May 31, 1942, to the late Denis and Margaret (O'Brien) Ellard. She graduated from St. James Girls High School in 1959 and continued her education at the Salem Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1962. She continued her education and graduated with her bachelor's degree from Salem State College in 1988, and received her master's degree in Nursing from Boston University.
Mrs. Danforth was employed with Salem Hospital for many years as a Registered Nurse working in the Emergency Department and outpatient care. She went to work with the Partners VNA in 1993 and retired in 2014. She was an accomplished pilot keeping her plane at Beverly Airport. She enjoyed spending time at camp on Lake Winnipesauke at Alton Bay, N.H. She was also a lover of animals.
Surviving her in addition to her husband are her sister, Margaret (Peggy) Harte of Rochester, N.H.; her brother John Ellard and his wife Natalie of Gloucester. She has five nieces and six nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Helen Capuccio; and her brother Dennis Ellard, originally of Salem.
Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., corner of North St., Salem, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. For additional information or online guestbook, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.MurphyFuneral
Published on May 14, 2019
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Barbara Rideout
May 14, 2019
Worked with Mary in the ER for several years and learned so much from her. May she Rest In Peace.
May 14, 2019
Mary and I worked together at Partners, may she resting peace and be a blessed memory for all her I V colleagues
Diana Reintges
May 14, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mary,s passing. She was a good nurse and a great person. My condolences to Bill and her fam ily.
Diane Keenan
May 13, 2019
So sorry to hear about Mary's passing. We were classmates at St. James High School and shared many a good time. My condolences to her family. God bless you Mary. Rest in peace. Diane Keenan
Pat kearney
May 13, 2019
So sorry to read about Mary, I went to shsn a year behind her ,and always enjoyed her dry sense of humor,,never will forget her student days on 2east,,so sorry for your loss
Pat kearney
Naples fl
Evelyn Walsh
May 13, 2019
Dear Bill,
So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was so caring & compassionate. We first met @ SHSN in 1959 & remained friends since then. My sincere thoughts & prayers go out to you & all her family members she so loved & respected.
Evelyn Walsh