Ellen Adamonis, 69, of Northborough

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Ellen AdamonisNorthborough – Ellen Jean (McLaughlin) Adamonis, 69, of Northborough, died Dec. 8, 2018 at her home after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma.

Born and raised in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Stone) McLaughlin, and the wife of Robert Adamonis of Northborough. She was a graduate of Marlborough High School, class of 1966.

Following her graduation, Ellen began her career at New England Telephone as an operator, and retired as an engineer from Verizon in 1994. Along the way, she obtained an Associate Degree in Business Administration at Fischer College, graduating in 1996. After early retirement, she continued working with her brother-in-law doing electrical work.

Ellen was a very active and social lady, loved by many and missed tremendously. She enjoyed: water aerobics, yoga, knitting, hiking, cross-country as well as downhill skiing, caining, caring for her plants, traveling, rug hooking and other types of needlework. She loved to read and was never without a book in hand.

Ellen is survived by her husband, Robert, and daughter, Jennifer, both of Northborough; her sister, Mary Jerome of Marlborough, and her brother, Michael McLaughlin and his companion Edith of Wayland, as well as many nieces and nephews. Ellen joins her brothers, Mark, William, her twin, John McLaughlin, and her sister, Maureen Cimino.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Ellen’s memory to support Dr. Reardon’s Research Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Please include Dr. Reardon’s Research Fund in the memo section of your donation.

Funeral services will be private and are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough.