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Ellen L. (Bransfield-McLaughlin) Bisson

Ellen L. (Bransfield-McLaughlin) Bisson
  • October 16, 1937 - July 27, 2017
  • Melrose, Massachusetts

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“I'm so sorry for your lost, god sent you angel to watch over you , god bless you and your family may she rest in peace . ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: ROBIN PERLEY - SALEM, MA - Friend

“To Nicole and family.. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. She was always very nice to me. We have had many laughs...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kristine Corbett - Lynn, MA

“Nicole and family I'm so sorry for you loss. Your mother Ellen was an amazing lady, who was always so kind to me. I was so sad to here that she had...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Snyder - West Chester, OH

“I hadn't seen Ellen since we were children. My brother Jim and I grew up thinking of Angela as "aunt" and Ellen, Bill and Bob as cousins. Angela...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Frances Rhodey Coffey - Quincy, MA

“Dear Nicole and family, Please accept my heart felt condolences. I am glad I had the chance years ago to meet her. May she rest in peace. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jeff Moretti - lynn, MA - Friend

“Dear Nicole and family, May the peace of our Lord Jesus be with you all. Treasure the wonderful memories, and love you all have for each other. My...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sheryl Moretti - Malden, MA

“I send my deepest sympathies to your family in this time of great sorrow and sadness. I hope when you think of her you remember all the good times...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Christine Harris - Salem, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Ellen L. (Bransfield-McLaughlin) Bisson passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 27, 2017 at the age of 79. She was born in Boston on October 16, 1937, she was raised in Dorchester, graduated from St. Patrick Grammar School, St. Matthew High School and received her certificate as a health care professional. Ellen lived in Dorchester for many years, Salem for over 25 years and the past 20 years in Melrose. Mrs. Bisson was a homemaker and worked as a health care professional at Spaulding Rehab in Salem for over 10 years. She loved cooking, the beach, Richardson's Ice Cream in Middleton, going to the movies, going out to eat and going shopping. Ellen enjoyed taking her family to St. Anthony's Shrine in Boston, the Enchanted Village at Jordan Marsh, the Boston Public Gardens, Frog Pond, and nature in general. But most of all Mrs. Bisson loved spending time with her family. Ellen was the loving mother of Maryellen Burns & her husband Kevin of Sandwich, Lisa Pennell of Melrose, James Bisson & his wife Deborah of Melrose, Jack Bisson of CT, Angela Herrera & her husband Rafael Ramos of Lynn, Paul K. Bisson of CA and Nicole Bisson of Peabody. Cherished grandmother of James, Erica, Keith, Kaitlyn, Cody, Caroline, Chantelle & Tino. Proud great grandmother of Isabella, Aliyah and Charlotte. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday morning at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in Ellen's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 of @ www.stjude.org.