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Mary-Ellen Chanley

Mary-Ellen (Robertie) Chanley, 67, of Gardner, died peacefully Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in her residence surrounded by family, after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Boston on October 22, 1950, she was the daughter of Norbert and Frances (O'Conner) Robertie. Mary-Ellen graduated from Wakefield High School with the Class of 1969.
She was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner, and its Ladies of Ste. Anne Society.
Mary-Ellen found her calling when she became a Preschool Teacher. She taught at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary's Parish preschool 'Little Learners' for many years. In addition to her teaching career which she truly loved, Mary-Ellen enjoyed music and dance. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who treasured spending time with her grandchildren.
Besides her father, Norbert Robertie of Marblehead, she leaves her husband of 47 years, Richard C. Chanley of Gardner; one son, Phillip S. Chanley and his wife Le of Franklyn Lakes, NJ; one daughter, Michelle M. Leger and her husband David of Hubbardston; one brother, Norbert "Joe" Robertie and his wife Christine of Rumney, NH; sister-in-law, Patricia Robertie of Plymouth, NH, who was married to her predeceased brother, William Robertie; six grandchildren, Alyssa, Cloe, Bret, Julia, Madelyn and Brandon; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 24th at 9:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Winchendon at a later date. Friends and family are asked to report directly to the church the morning of the service.
Calling hours will be held Friday, February 23rd from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner.
Memorial contributions may be made payable to Richard Chanley, 43 Barthel Avenue, Gardner, MA 01440. The funds will be used for a scholarship in Mary-Ellen's memory for a local pre-school child to attend Holy Family Academy, which was formerly Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School.
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Visitation Details

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 9:00am, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner

Interment Details

MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA

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Richard,, we are so sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. Please know we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. With love, Maria and Kevin

Maria and Kevin Dolan Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

Rich and Family, So sorry for your loss...I have fond memories of Mary-Ellen from the old days. Please know that you are all in my prayers. I am at your service as time goes by! Father Fran

Father Fran Roberge Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Kelli, Dan, Lucas & Tyler Berry Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

Michelle, David, Alyssa, 51 Cloe, and Brent. So sorry. She is now and peace and in God's hands. Prayers for all of you during this time.ai

Diane & Dewey Lashua Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

Mel was a long time friend. She was a sweet lady, and we will miss her.

Ronnie and Pauline Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

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