Ellen was born and raised in Worcester daughter of the late John and Elsie (Howe) Duane. She graduated from Leicester High School in 1943 and later in her life attended Quinsigamond Community College in the 1970’s for evening courses.
She had made a career as the Office Manager for Dobbs Beverage/Canada Dry Bottling Company in Worcester for 32 years before they closed. She later worked for POBCO, Inc. for 16 years before she retired.
Ellen had several hobbies including bowling, playing cards, cribbage, and going to many theater productions. She also was a true follower of the Red Sox.
Ellen’s husband of 48 years, Arthur R. Montville died in 1999. She leaves a step-son, Robert Montville and his wife, Cyrilla of Enfield, CT; a step-daughter, Ann Risotti and her husband, Richard, Sr., of Millbury; four grandchildren, Steven Montville and his wife Louise of Old Lyme, CT, David Montville and his wife Debra of Hopedale, Richard Risotti, Jr., and his wife Crystal of Indiana and Stacey Risotti of California; six great grandchildren, Gabriella and Colby Risotti of Indiana, Alexander and Evan Montville of CT and Lauren and Nathan Montville of Hopedale; a nephew, Emile Montville and his wife, Dorothy of Auburn and a niece, Judith Duff of Auburn.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Ellen’s family on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 10-11 am with a prayer service to follow at 11 am in the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn. To leave a note of condolence for Ellen’s family or to view her Book of Memories, please visit, www.brittonfuneralhomes.com