Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ellen Claire Bolves

Ellen Claire Bolves, 81, of Orlando, passed away after an extended illness on, February 26, 2015. Ellen was born in Norwich, Connecticut to Louis and Mary Collelo. She is survived by her dear husband of 61 years, Herbert Bolves, and her sons Eric (Lea), Brian (Debbie), Chris (Teresa), and Keith (Jenny). Ellen was a caring and devoted grandmother to seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Ellen and Herb moved to Orlando in 1969. A registered nurse and a licensed mental health counselor, Ellen found great satisfaction in helping others. Ellen loved her family and enjoyed hosting family gatherings. She spent much of her free time being creative through art and music. Ellen truly had a way of making everyone she knew feel valued, and her life inspired her family and friends.

 As a member of St. Andrew Catholic Community for over 40 years, Ellen helped lead the Companions Bereavement Ministry at the church. A funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew on Friday March 6, 2015, at 2:30 PM.
 
 

7 comments:

M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will find your strength and comfort in Jesus promises of the earthly resurrection(:Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the death of a loved ever again. Revelation 21:3,4; Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18) grant you peace and comfort now during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Brian Bolves said...

As you all know we lost our mom on February 26, 2015. My mom was loving, kind and fun to be around. Throughout her life she sought to better herself by education and was very professional. Please leave a message here and include your email address so that we may stay in touch.
Brian Bolves
bbolves@mansonbolves.com

l.brock said...

Brian, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I'd been privileged to have known your mom - she has to be one special lady! Know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we love you ~ B & L
(lcbrock53@hotmail.com)

Sharon Brown said...

Dear Bolves family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Although you will certainly miss her, take comfort in your memories and the knowledge that she is in peace. You will see her again in a better place.
I have special memories of Ellen. She really did make you feel special. I'm so glad she was surrounded by family at home. Herb, I know it will be difficult to be without your bride of so many years. Take good care of yourself. May God comfort you all.
Love,
Sharon Brown
Sharonkbrock@gmail.com

Sharon Brown said...

Dear Bolves family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Although you will certainly miss her, take comfort in your memories and the knowledge that she is in peace. You will see her again in a better place.
I have special memories of Ellen. She really did make you feel special. I'm so glad she was surrounded by family at home. Herb, I know it will be difficult to be without your bride of so many years. Take good care of yourself. May God comfort you all.
Love,
Sharon Brown
Sharonkbrock@gmail.com

Christie said...

Dear Bolves Family,

The Billings family in Houston Texas sends our sincere condolences in the loss of a clearly most special and Compassionate Woman, Professional and Care giving friend to all, and especially a precious wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.I have worked with Brian for over 20 year. Throughout that time he frequently weaved in stories about his family, and the references to his Mom were always heartwarming and funny!I never met Ellen in person, but when I saw the lovely photos above, I felt the warmth of her kind spirit radiating through. Brian once told me his Mom was so warm and inviting and welcoming, and, as " a traditional Italian Mom", always ready to bring out the lasagna. Well, earth's loss is heaven's gain...we know when St. Peter met Ellen at the Pearly Gates of Heaven, his eyes lit up, his wings started to flutter, and holy water drooled from his lips as he said, "Welcome Ellen, the table is set with the Bread and Wine, we've just been waiting for your holy lasagna. Step right in! Let the eternal Banquet begin!!" With love and prayers, Christie, Ed, Liliana, Julliette Conrad and Oliver Billings

Nancy Glencross said...

Uncle Herb, Eric, Brian, Chris and Keith,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families during this difficult time.
I know Aunt Ellen had a strong presence and played a wonderful roll in all of your lives.
The loss of your Mom will bring sad moments, but the happy memories will get you
through. I can think of a few from the good old days that put a smile on my face!
Find comfort in knowing that she loved you all very much!
Love and Take Care,
Nancy
nglencross@yahoo.com