Longtime Greenport resident Marie Ellen Bondarchuk, known as Mary Ellen, died May 4 at Stony Brook University Hospital. She was 80.
The daughter of Marie Worrell and Edward J. Brennan, she was born June 6, 1936, in Woodhaven, Queens.
Marie Ellen graduated from Greenport High School and worked for the Greenport School District as a teacher’s aide and secretary to the elementary principal for 27 years.
On Oct. 13, 1956, she married Harry Bondarchuk in Port Washington.
Marie Ellen was a past member of the Greenport Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Predeceased by her husband May 11, 2010, she is survived by her children, Donna Dunne (Edward) of Southold and Michael Bondarchuk (Joan) of Evergreen, Colo.; her brothers, Robert Worrell (Gail) of Naples, Fla., and John Worrell (Dee) of Houston, Texas; her sister, Suzanne Park of Glendale, Ariz.; her grandchildren, Timothy Hanrahan (Jaime) of Ashfield, Mass., John Dunne of Virginia Beach, Va., and Brianna Bondarchuk of Evergreen, Colo.; two great-grandsons, Wylie and Kiran Hanrahan; and was cared for by wonderful home health aides, especially Veronica and Rosie.
The family received visitors May 7 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A funeral Mass was held May 8, officiated by Father Richard P. Hoerning of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad.