Ellen was the devoted mother of Mark Peterson, Tracey MacNeill and Eric Peterson all of Wilmington, loving “Grammy” of Lucas and Zachary MacNeill, cherished daughter of the late Stephen J. and Jennie (Day) Pilcher, dear sister of Lois South of Beauford, S.C., Patricia Barbaro of Winchester and the late Stephen, C. Robert, Richard Pilcher and Carolyn McKenna. Ellen is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, December 17th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., (Rte. 38), Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
At the family’s request, no flowers please, instead, please consider making a donation in Ellen’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to a charity of your choice.