Ellen Rose Myrick 1940-2023
Ellen Rose (Moynihan) Myrick of Easthampton passed away on March 10, 2023. She was born on August 4, 1940 in Holyoke, MA to Jeremiah C. and Nora T. (McElligott) Moynihan.
Ellen grew up in Easthampton and attended Easthampton High School. She then moved to Southampton where she raised her children. She was a school bus driver in Easthampton and Southampton for over 40 years. She found it unsettling when she started to recognize the parents of kids riding her bus as former bus riders themselves. She truly enjoyed the kids that rode her bus, most of them anyway.
Ellen liked watching the Red Sox on TV and in person, her pets, playing pitch, cribbage (even if she never could count her points correctly) and doing puzzles.
She very much enjoyed the yearly
Hampton Beach vacations with family and friends. To the amusement of all, herself included, Ellen was prolific with spoonerisms (look it up). She was proud of her Irish heritage and was a self-described “stubborn Irishman,” but she was quick to laugh.
What Ellen loved most was her family and friends. Her house was where family gathered and out of town family and friends stayed. The gatherings were unforgettable, and the stories live on.
In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her brothers, Jerry and Jim Moynihan, and her sisters, Sis Tiffany, Ann Petrovich, and Sandy Millen.
Ellen was most proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was always available for advice and was unfailingly supportive. She leaves her son, Richard (Donna) Myrick of Easthampton, and daughters, Gail Myrick (John Green) of Easthampton and Terry Wilber (Tim) of Chicopee, as well as grandchildren, Richie, Keri (Ken), Felicia (Derek), Denton, Adam, and Ryan, and great-grandchildren, Konner, Hartlen, London, and Thea. We love you Mom/Gram/Mema.
Calling hours will be Thursday March 16 from 4-5:30PM with a prayer service at 5:30PM at The Boucher-O’Brien Funeral Home, 7 Pleasant St. Easthampton.
While flowers are welcome, the family suggests a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.