Catherine M. (Belton) “Ann” Ellsworth

October 21st, 2013

Catherine Mary Ann (Belton) Ellsworth, fondly known as “Ann” to her family and friends, age 78, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at her home on October 21st, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Ann was born in London, England on January 7, 1935 and was the beloved daughter of Nellie Belton.  She attended Saint Aloysius Convent School and the Bartram School in England.  During World War II, Ann’s home and school were affected by bombings and at the age of 13, Ann was forced to flee England and immigrate to Toronto, Canada with her mother and grandmother.  Following her graduation from and St. Joseph’s High School, Ann went on to further her education at the University of Toronto where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Physiology.
Ann came to the United States by herself in 1956 and settled in Boston.  In 1957, she moved to Wilmington, where she settled with her first husband, the late Joseph Oliveri.  After she was widowed, she met her “sweetheart” and future husband Charles Ellsworth.  Ann and Charlie married in 1963, sharing more than 36 years together, and raising a wonderful family before his untimely passing in 1999.
Ann loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them; they meant the world to her.  As a friend, Ann was known as a “true” friend, she would be there through thick and thin, always helping whenever she could.
Ann was also hard worker with a creative and artistic side, for many years she owned her own florist shop in Tewksbury, creating beautiful arrangements that she shared with family and friends.
In her spare time, Ann loved to sew, knit, crochet, embroider, and decorate, forever the “artist”.  She also created beautiful gardens throughout her yard.  Ann was “well read”, she enjoyed reading everything from history novels, auto biographies, mysteries, to fiction and non-fiction; she had an unquenchable thirst for learning.
Ann will be fondly remembered for her strength and courage, her ability to never give up, and for her “stubborn” attitude that helped her throughout her illness.  Ann was truly a “one of a kind” lady and will be greatly missed.
Ann was the beloved wife of the late Wilmington Police Sergeant Charles L. Ellsworth, loving mother of Guy Oliveri of Concord, NH and Victoria Ellsworth of Wilmington, cherished “Grammie” of Charles Gregory Oliveri, Kimberly Ann Canady, Daniel Guy Oliveri and Aimee Elizabeth Oliveri, Great Grammie of Dylan, Ethan and Carson Canady and Alexander Oliveri, daughter of the late Nellie Belton, dear sister of David M., Leon D. and Maureen S. Beauvais and Carol A. Beasley, all of Ontario, Canada.  Ann is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, October 24th, at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Ann’s name may be made to the Winchester Hospital Center for Cancer Care, 620 Washington St., Winchester, MA  01890.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Catherine M. (Belton) “Ann” Ellsworth”

  1. Frank West says:


    Karen and I are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to call on us. With deepest sympathy.

    Frank and Karen West

  2. Gina and Michael DeLucia says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts through this difficult time.

  3. Joanne Benton says:

    Dear Vicki,

    Please accept the condolences of the Wilmington Public Schools. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Joanne Benton
    Superintendent of Schools

  4. Mike Champoux says:

    To Vicky and the entire Ellsworth family;
    My deepest sypathies and condolences to you at this very sad time. The thoughts and prayers of me and my family are with you all.

    Mike Champoux
    Board of Selectmen

  5. Janice says:


    So sorry for your loss it has been too long since we last saw each other but your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I know how much you loved your mom she is at peace now and in a much better place.

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