Born in Fort Meade, MD , she was the daughter of the late John and Patricia (Kelly) Magrane. She grew up in Lynn and graduated from St. Mary’s High School. Ellen married Billy and moved to Everett. In time, she returned to Lynn to be closer to her family, especially her grandparents, Pop and Nana Kelly.
Ellen worked many years as a nurse’s aide at Philips Manor Nursing home in Lynn. She proudly went back to college to earn her LPN degree at the age of 40. She continued her education at NSCC and became an RN and certified Reiki practitioner. Ellen finished her nursing career recently after working many years at Tewksbury State Hospital as a floor manager.
She cherished her time spent with her family and friends. Ellen was an animal lover and always had a variety of pets. After losing her soulmate Billy, she found solace in walking dogs. Eventually, she turned that passion into becoming a private dog walker and pet caretaker for many families in the Merrimack Valley. Ellen especially loved it when her family called on her to care for their pets.
Ellen was the devoted mother of Jesse Maggs and his wife Angela, Jennifer Maggs and John Maggs. The cherished grandmother of Jesse Jr. and Joel Maggs. The loving sister of Jack Magrane and his wife Hannah of Fredericksburg, WV; Michael Magrane and his wife Diane of Nashua, NH; Christopher Magrane of Lynn; Diane Kornitsky and her husband Mark of Swampscott; and Pattee O’Connell and her husband James of Sandown, NH. Ellen was the loving sister-in-law to Richard Maggs and the late Bonnie (Maggs) Spaulding and Laurie (Maggs) Ritson. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
Ellen’s visitation will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Her funeral service will follow at 4:00pm. Burial will be private.