Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH


Ellen Watkins

April 21, 1933July 27, 2020

Ellen Watkins (Daly) went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 27, 2020. Ellen was born April 21, 1933 to John and Minnie Daly at The Sweep, Kilmeaden, County Waterford, Ireland. Ellen married Alden Monroe Watkins on October 26th, 1953. Ellen is survived by her four children Clarence David Watkins (Laura) of Elyria, Ohio, Patrick John Watkins (Jan) of Cottonwood, Idaho, Faith Louise Negron of Fairview Park, Ohio and Kimberly Bernadette Beres of Lorain, Ohio, sister Alice Saulkalns of Goderich, Ontario, Canada, and brother John Daly of Butlerstown, Orchardstown, County Waterford, Ireland. Ellen is also survived by her grandchildren Danette Bryant of Oberlin, Ben Negron (Lori) of Westlake, David Watkins (Jenna) of Elyria, Tony Negron of Fairview Park, Kathleen (Brian) Reitz of Akron, Patrick (Katie) Watkins of Columbus, Wallace (Denise) Bryant of Lorain, Alison (Shane) Acevedo of Lorain and sixteen great-grandchildren. Ellen is also survived by many nephews and nieces living in the United States, Canada and Ireland. Ellen was preceded in death by her loving husband Alden, Sister Maureen Daly and Brothers Thomas Daly and Pakie Daly. Ellen was a longtime member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Elyria, Ohio. Ellen was a licensed practical nurse, most recently at St. John Westshore Hospital in Westlake. She received her nurses training in England. Ellen loved to knit and to bake and go camping with her late husband. She was an avid gardener and lover of all flowers, birds and dogs. Ellen (a.k.a. Nellie) was a faithful daughter of Ireland, proud of her Unites States citizenship and equally proud of her Irish roots. Everyone whoever met Ellen, or Nellie as she was affectionately known, soon thereafter, loved her. Due to Covid-19 and CDC regulations all services are private to the family. Mass of Christian Burial is at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church 41295 North Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035 at 12:00PM. Mass will be livestreamed through Facebook on Holick Craciun Funeral Home page. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


  • Committal Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


Ellen Watkins

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David Cameron

July 30, 2020

We will miss you Aunt Ellen
with your warm friendly smile
making us always feel at ease
and comfortable. We will miss hearing
you Irish accent and having a cup of tea when
visiting your home. You were so
proud of your family/children and your
relatives that live in Ireland and Canada.
We enjoyed the stories you shared
about their lives. Remembering all the
good times we shared at family
gatherings. We all looked forward to
those events. Visiting your home in Little Italy
(Cleveland) or your family visiting our home in Lorain.
Holidays were extra special times. Your memories
will always stay in our hearts. We will miss you dearly.
With much love, may God bless.

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