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Ellen J. McCarthy

Grafton, N.H. — Ellen J. McCarthy, 54, passed away at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Monday, March 18, 2013, after a long illness. She is survived by her mother Geraline Griggs of West Lebanon; a brother Mark Tilton of Alton, N.H., and Zacari McCarthy, who was very special in Ellen’s life; also her aunt Polly of Austin, Texas and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Daniel J. McCarthy in 1991.

Ellen enjoyed drawing, painting and jewelry making, spending time with her friends and little dog Chachi. At the request of the deceased, there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Upper Valley Humane Society, 300 Old Rt. 10, Enfield, NH 03748, or any other non-profit organization of the Upper Valley. Ricker Funeral Homes and Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.