Ellen Michael of Fairhaven died peacefully after an illness on July 30 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was surrounded by loved ones.

Born Ellen Mae Maury to Gerda Canha and Chauncey Maury in Edgartown, Ellen moved off-Island and pursued a long career as a nurse’s aide in several homes in the New Bedford area.

Thirty-three years ago she married the man of her dreams, Brian W. Michael, and they built a home on the banks of the Acushnet River in Fairhaven, and lived happily ever after.

She was survived by her husband Brian Michael, and her three sons, Michael, Dennis and Stephen Jenkinson. She was predeceased by her sister Linda BenDavid and her parents.

A celebration of her life was held by her friends and family at her home on August 10.