ROCHESTER - Marion Elizabeth Chisholm (Ellis) died on Thursday, May 17, 2018 surrounded by family after a brief illness. Born February 22, 1925 in Dover to parents Samuel and Mildred Ellis.
She graduated from Dover High School in 1943 and went on to graduate from the Wentworth Nursing School in Dover as a registered nurse. She worked in several departments and was the head nurse on the old Dunaway 2 floor and in central supply.
She married Harold Chisholm, the love of her life, in 1948 and they were together for 64 blissful years until his passing in 2013. They were the epitome of what a happily married couple should be and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company and never lost that spark. They enjoyed a life together, on many fishing trips and traveling adventures with their group of close friends known collectively as the "Gang" and had several memorable trips to locations all over the East Coast.
She was a dedicated and proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother and spent many hours travelling to watch her sons and grandchildren participate in baseball, football, hockey, softball, soccer and lacrosse.
She was a member of the Red Raiders Mothers Club, the local chapter of Business and Professional Women, the Emblem Club and the Wentworth Douglas Hospital Alumni Association.
She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Harold Chisholm. She was also predeceased by her parents, her brothers Fred, Tom, Sydney (Bud) and sisters Lena and Mildred (Ducky).
She leaves behind a loving and deeply saddened family including sons Fred and his wife Betty, Mike and his wife Nancy; grandchildren Brandon (Heather), Cody (Amy), Darcy (Joe), Derek (Katie), Holly (Aaron); great-grandchildren Allie, Annika, Ava, Ben, Brody, Finnegan, Jace, Jake and Summer; along with several nieces and nephews.
The world will certainly be a shade darker, but the loving memories held in the hearts of her family, friends and the many people whose life she touched will be the candle that keeps that darkness at bay.