She leaves behind her two sons, Hugh MacAlister and his wife Sarah of AZ and Bruce MacAlister and his wife Marilyn of Northborough; two daughters, Christina Gibson and her husband Charles of WA and Ellen “Cookie” Johnson and her husband Stanley of Auburn; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Edward L. MacAlister ?who passed in 1964; one son, Edward “Bill” MacAlister; one daughter, Marion “Toots” Blanchard; one brother, William Childs; and one sister, Marion Hohman.
Ellen was born in Waltham and moved to Northborough in 1947, where she lived for the next 60 years. She enjoyed gardening, raising animals on the family farm in Northborough.
Ellen was a devoted housewife and worked as a baker for Algonquin Regional High School for many years. She was a member of Northborough Historical Society.
Her family wishes to thank the Primrose staff of Auburn Life Care Center for their care so warmly given to their mother.
A calling hour will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery.
Please omit flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Activities Fund at Life Care Center of Auburn, 14 Masonic Cir., Auburn, MA 01501.
For online condolences, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.