Ella T. (Quillin) Greelis, 80, of Hudson, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 6, 2017. She leaves behind her beloved husband of over sixty-one years, John R. Greelis.
In addition to her husband, Ella also leaves behind her four children, Cindy J. Woodbury and her husband Mark of Hudson, Jack P. Greelis and his partner Jeannie Bentley of Carlsbad, CA, Dave L. Greelis and his wife Jean of Pepperel, MA, and Kathy A. Kaminiski and her husband Chad of Marlborough, MA; seven grandchildren, Tara Sullivan, Kristen Woodbury, Kyle Woodbbury, Sean Bentley, Justin Greelis, Sam Greelis, and Ryan Greelis; two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Harvey Sullivan and her sister, Rose Boji. Ella was predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Kathleen (Scally) Quillin and her siblings, Jim Quillin, Jack Quillin and Sister Jacqueline Quillin.
Ella was born in New Hampton, Iowa on October 3, 1936. She was raised in Lawler Iowa where she graduated high school in the class of 1954. She went on to marry the love of her life John Greelis on April 7, 1956 and together they raised their family eventually settling in Hudson, MA with stops in Cedar Falls, Iowa; Freeport, Illinois; Scotland, and Sudbury, MA along the way.
Ella was a dedicated homemaker who devoted her life to taking care of her family. Despite her Midwest roots she was an avid Boston Celtics fan. She also enjoyed participating in her bowling league at Town and Country Bowling in Shrewsbury. Ella loved her many dogs that she raised over the years, especially her Chihuahua “Chi Chi”. Most of all she loved spending time with her family; every week she looked forward to her “Saturday Date Night” with her husband John. Ella’s legacy will live on through the many lives she has touched and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Ella will be laid to rest at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson, MA. There will be a short ceremony at the cemetery followed by the burial. We will gather at the Greelis home afterwards for lunch at 2 Karen Circle, Hudson MA. TIGHE HAMILTON REGIONAL FUNERAL HOME, 50 Central St. is honored to be assisting with her arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer to have donations made to: Buddy Dog Humane Society: Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc. 151 Boston Post Road Sudbury, MA 01776 (978) 443-6990 email@example.com