October 10, 1925June 24, 2020

Ellen E. (Rae) Ferguson, 94, formerly of Everett, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, after an illness. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Catherine (Drake) Rae; by her first husband, Marvin W. Barker; by her second husband, Richard T. Ferguson; by her daughter, Kathy E. Barker; her grandson, Mark A. Deveraux; sister Grace and brother Robert. She is survived by her sister, Carol Starling of Abilene, TX; daughters Sybil Laurent and her husband James of Newnan GA, Wanda Mallett and her husband Roy of Revere, Bonnie Bakeman and her husband Gary of Allenstown NH, Holly Lyons and her husband Jeff of Somerville; sons David Ferguson, Paul Ferguson and his wife Angela, all of Everett. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held privately.



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Sybil Laurent

July 30, 2020

I remember Mom baking the best homemade bread when I was younger. Mom was strong, she tackled being a single Mom without a blink of her eyes. Working & Raising 7 kids (she deserved the Medal of Honor & the Medal of Courage). We were living on Cross st across from Sexton Can Co when I started dating - time to be home was 9pm, one night I had a date w/one of the Football Seniors & we went to Revere Beach to hang out w/some of our friends, well it was 9:30 & when we turned the corner there was Mom standing on the Front Porch w/a belt. He stopped the car some distance & when I stepped out did not have a chance to close the door he put the medal to the pedal & the door shut as he sped off (word got out & that ended my dating days at EHS). On another note Mom was a great artist I have one of her paintings she did when she was 16yrs old (now it is 78yrs old & hanging on my wall) as inspiration for me. Puzzles was also one of Mom's crafts, one time visiting I went home with 55 puzzles, went to Goodwill and bought a bunch of frames gave some to my grandchildren and some to the Senior Center in Newnan GA they were so excited. Mom your inspiration is now in GA, FL, SC as well as in MA. Mom you will be remembered I have so much of you in my heart & I miss you every day.... I love you Mom

Bonnie Bakeman

July 17, 2020

Mom did alot of needlepoint.i have many pictures. i never had the patience.hooking rugs was another hobby.still have them.but her latest is i know why i like puzzles!she always had something going on!sleep in peace mom!

Holly Lyons

July 14, 2020

Mom was always a character! Everytime you went to visit empty handed ... What? You didn't bring me a coffee and donut?
No mom, I thought I'd stroll you over to get it!
She enjoyed the shopping outings and DUNKS!

Carol Starling

July 14, 2020

Betty made the best ever lazonia with 7 cheeses. Sauce from scratch. Everyone loved her pasta and sauce. In life she worked hard. During WWII working at Lockheed in California at 17 or 18. Then raising 7 children. Life was never easy for her but she worked hard and loved her family. I would like to think she is s at peace. While I visited with her she talked to me like our sister, Grace, who she talked to. I think she was seeing ones who had preceded her and were waiting for her. Rest In Peace.
My sincere condolences to our family. Love from your baby sister.

janet Cicerano

July 14, 2020

I want to express my sympathy for the loss of your Mother.
I visited Ellen twice a month for 2 1/2 years to assist her. I always enjoyed our chats and stories she would love sharing. Ellen was always in a happy mood and would make me laugh.
I will miss her dearly.
God Bless,
Janet Cicerano

Wanda ( Barker ) Mallett

June 29, 2020

Mom was Mom! I remember one Christmas we went to the 88 Cents Store for everybody's gifts and stocking stuffers! Best time ever.. gifts of Love!! Then making sugar cookies with vinegar! The page turned on her... well they were very very different!!!! Then her making spaghetti sauce and the black pepper spilled and we had to drink a lot of milk from the pepper... The list grows from homemade dolls, clothes, and sweaters. Trips up to Maine, drive in movies. Will miss her and her stubbornness. Love You Mom! R.I.P.