Eleanor R. Elmore

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“Marsh and family- I recently wrote to you about my parents and hoping you could share a memory of them with me - the letter was returned so upon...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Julie West - St.Simons Island, GA

“My deepest sympathies to Mr. Elmore and his family. I will truly miss seeing the Elmores every summer in Provincetown. Whether it was waiting on...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Jocelyn Myhrum - Provincetown, MA

“There are so many memories of the fun we had - on the Galilee, RI inlet, at the theaters in Manchester and Hartford, movies, and many other...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Bob & Sylvia Allison - Tequesta, FL

“Martius and Ellie adopted me and my gallery in Provincetown so many years ago. So many memories. So many summers. So much fun! Ellie shared my...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Cortland Jessup - New York City, NY

“My condolences to the Elmore family on their loss of a wife, mother, and grandmother. I first meet Ellie in the spring of 1973, when I went with...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Susan Ronsheim - VT

“I am saddened by Ellie's passing. I have many fond memories of visiting Marsh and Ellie several times in P'town when Lynn and I would holiday there...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Burton

“Our condolences to Marsh, Todd and Lynn. I feel very fortunate to have seen Ellie and all at Christmas time. It brought back lots of fond memories...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Carl and Sylvia Kjellson - NJ

“Marsh and Family Sorry to hear about the loss of Ellie. You were good neighbors for many years - we miss you! Our thoughts are with you during...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jay & Wendey Maloney - Manchester, CT

“A candle for my Mom ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Lynn and Dan Strano - Binghamton, NY

“Our deepest sympathy! We will all miss you. The Staff At Patriot Taxi ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Charlie Frost - Waltham, MA

“Marsh, Lynn & Todd-my condolences to your family, I will always remember all the good times on Richmond Dr. and the good friend Ellie was with my...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Mavis Gauruder - Ft Mill, SC

“March, Todd, Susan, & Jackson, Each day you are in our thoughts and prayers! So sorry for your loss. Donna & Steve Fraser ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Donna & Steve Fraser - Scituate, MA

“I did not know Eleanor but after reading her obituary and how she seemed to be her own person and spoke her mind and expressed her opinion freely and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sally Collura - Waltham, MA

“Dear Elmores, Our condolences to the entire family on the loss of Ellie. We will miss her around the quad at Delft Haven and have fond...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Dugan and Jerry Yuille - MA


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Waltham – Mrs. Eleanor R. (Ritchie) Elmore, of Waltham, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 82.

Eleanor, known as Ellie, was born on January 17, 1930 in Hartford, Connecticut, the only child of the late George and Ann (Bedard) Ritchie. She grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut, where she graduated from the local high school. A lifelong learner, Ellie earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut when she was in her 60's.

She lived most of her life in Manchester, Connecticut, where she and her husband, Martius, or Marsh, raised two children; they moved to Waltham six years ago. For more than twenty years she and Marsh spent summers in Provincetown, where Ellie held court on the patio daily. She seemed to know everyone in the West End, along with the names of their dogs, where they lived in the winter, which restaurant they last worked in, and even the details of the latest drama in their lives. An avid reader who kept independent bookshops in business, Ellie also loved movies and actively second-guessed the judges' selections during the most recent Academy Awards. She was also a sports fan with the inexplicable Nutmeg State penchant for New York teams.

Ellie leaves her husband, Martius L. Elmore; her daughter, Lynn Strano and her husband, Dan, of Binghamton, New York; her son, Todd A. Elmore and his wife, Susan, of Arlington; and her grandson, Jackson Elmore, also of Arlington.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ellie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, March 2nd, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and will conclude with a period of memory sharing.

Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Coastal Studies, 115 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657, www.coastalstudies.org or to The Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St., Provincetown, MA 02657, www.provincetowntheater.org