Ellen  York


Bangor - Ellen York of Bangor, 62 years old, born on September 6, 1957 went home on her birthday, September 6, 2019 with loving friends by her side. Ellen was predeceased by her parents, Howard and Marion York and her foster son Jay Burleigh.

Surviving family members are her foster daughters, Tina Sheehan of Abbot and Rebecca Smith of Bangor and foster son Steven Crowell of Bangor; her brothers, Arthur York, David York and his wife, Rhonda all of Medway; her sister, Susan White and her husband, William of Lake Charles, Louisiana; her sister-in-law Lynn York also of Medway; several nieces and nephews and special friend, Lynn Cyr of Bangor.

Ellen will be remembered for her quick wit and sense of humor as well as her dedicated service of helping others. For 22 years, Ellen was owner and operator of York Foster Home. She was a devoted foster mom and provided a loving home for her family. Ellen loved to travel. When her God son, Nick Cyr was growing up she took him on many adventurous trips which they both enjoyed. Ellen had a love for animals and raised several puppies for the NEADS program. Her two loving cats were a blessing to her. As Ellen's illness took over she remained positive and upbeat. She received joy in making other people laugh. She never dwelled on what she could once do, but would celebrate what she could do in the present moment. Ellen's last place of employment was with Visiting Angels which was a blessing to her. When she was hired at Angels it was with a sense of coming home. She realized instead she was on a path for going home. She was a member of All Souls Congregational Church, Bangor and now God's faithful servant is home.

Special thanks to Hospice of Northern Light Health and dedicated friends who helped in so many ways. Also a heartfelt thanks to all the special friends from Visiting Angels and All Soul's Church who with loving hands provided care, comfort and support.

A service honoring Ellen's life will be held 11 AM Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor with the Rev. Chad L. Poland, pastor and teacher, presiding. A reception will immediately afterward and burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Arrangements are trusted to Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor and messages and memories may be shared at kileyandfoley.com.
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Veronica Dunn
Sep 11, 2019
R.I.P. dear cousin. I mainly want the York family to know how WONDERFUL Ellen was to my mother, Alma Butterfield. She traveled to Florida three times to visit mom and would always be sure to take her for lunch at the local mall. Ellen was so generous to my grandchildren and would always bring them lots of books. She was a gentle spirit to so many and will be missed🙏
Sue Bridges
Sep 09, 2019
So sorry she had to leave, but glad she is in a better place. I met Ellen through Altrusa and she was so able to do so many things with ease. She has been a blessing to many. Condolences to her family.
Lorena Otis
Sep 09, 2019
Hugs and prayers for Eellen and family
Renee Garrett
Sep 09, 2019
Ellen was a delight to be with. Her humor and quick wit always made the conversations around the dinner table sparkle. Her strong faith carried her all her days and especially as she faced this final challenge. She knew how to love deeply and well. She was a real gift to us all.
Margaret Coon Crawford
Sep 08, 2019
Loving thoughts and prayers to family and friends upon the loss of such a special lady ♡
Ron & Deb
Sep 08, 2019
So sorry to hear about Ellen. Sending prayers.
Denise Dinsmore
Sep 08, 2019
We ran foster homes at the same time ,,, I was sad to read this ,,,, Denise Dinsmore
Sep 07, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Ellen York by DONNIE PLEASANT.  Send flowers