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Ellen Eliza (Marsh) Dorman

Ellen Eliza (Marsh) Dorman, 95, beloved wife of the late Ernest S. Dorman of Redgate Road Essex,  died Monday April 17, 2017 in her home following her long illness. Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland she was the daughter of the late Solomon and Louisa (Hutchings) Marsh. Ellen and a friend left home during WWII to perform defense factory work in Toronto. With the end of the war she came to visit an aunt and uncle in Essex where she met her late husband, Ernest.

For many years she worked as a housekeeper for Richard M. Russell. During this employment many fond memories were made as she cheered her Red Sox at Fenway from Mr. Russellís front row box seats. Ellen also enjoyed watching the ducks and the boats from her house on the lake.

She is survived by a son, David Dorman of Essex, two daughters, Sheila Bassett of Essex, Shirley Gallant of Ft. Myerís FL; three grandchildren, Luke Bassett and his wife Breann of Beverly, Kimberley and Christina Dorman both of Essex; a brother, Arthur Marsh and his wife Ilene of Newfoundland; a former daughter-in-law, Michelle Dorman of Peabody and special friends, Bonnie and Guy Hiroshima of CA.

Her funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by interment in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.  


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