Mary Ellen Obituary, Death – Mary Ellen (née O’Connor) November 22, 1959 – April 3, 2023 Mary Ellen passed away in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was raised in Bells Corners in Ottawa, despite the fact that she was born in Bad Godesberg, West Germany, where her father was stationed with the Canadian diplomatic mission at the time. After graduating from St. Pius X High School and Queen’s University, she taught elementary school for a total of seven years before pursuing further education. Before relocating to Kingston in 1994, Mary Ellen and her husband spent a total of eight years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they were residents for four years and had their first two children.
Mary Ellen took excellent care of her family in Kingston, which included her husband, David LeBrun, and their three children, Madeleine, Joey, and Lucie. She worked as a housewife. She had an incredible amount of pride in her family, the health and happiness of whom was her top priority. She was a skilled knitter of hats and mittens, and she was also an engaged member of both the local and Catholic communities in which she lived. Mary Ellen was a stunningly beautiful woman who was also exceptionally wise, generous, and loving. She faced the closing stages of her disease with the same unwavering bravery and dignity with which she had spent her life.
She will be much missed not only by her immediate family, but also by her mother Teresa O’Connor (née Mangione), sisters Anne Louise (Ross) and Laura, brother David, and a large number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Her father, John O’Connor, had passed away before she was born. On Tuesday, April 11th, visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Central Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, which is located at 49 Colborne Street in Kingston. On Wednesday, April 12th, at 10:00 am, a Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, which is located at 279 Johnson Street. Following the Mass, the interment will take place at Cataraqui Cemetery, which is located at 927 Purdy’s Mill Road in Kingston. The Canadian Cancer Society accepts contributions, which can be done via their website (https://www.societederecherchesurlecancer.ca/en).