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.