Ellen A. Donovan, a dietary cook for Fairchild Manor Nursing Home for the last 37 years, died Thursday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. She was 73.
Born Ellen Nyland in Niagara Falls, she attended local schools.
She occasionally went to the casino for lunch.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Lawrence P.; two daughters, Kim Shumway and Eileen LaChance, both of Lewiston; a son, James of Lewiston; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Memorial Park Cemetery, Military Road.