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METHUEN - Donna A. (Porfido) Ellenwood, 69, of Methuen died Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Lawrence General Hospital.
Donna was born in Lawrence on May 27, 1948, to the late Samuel and Yona (Risner) Porfido.
She attended local schools and worked in the medical profession until her early retirement. She treasured spending time with her great grandchildren, Brooke, Lily and Kylee.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel L. Ellenwood of Methuen; her daughter, Shauna Moorhouse and her husband, Jack of Salem, N.H.; her two sons, James Kater and his wife, Cathy of Methuen, and Michael Kater and his wife, Maria of Allenstown, N.H. Also among her survivors are her three grandchildren, Michael Kater Jr. and his wife, Ashley, Ashley Emery and her husband, Matthew, and Randy Kater; as well as her three great-grandchildren and a sister, Debra Porfido.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., January 25, at Dewhirst Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A funeral service will be offered at 5 p.m.
To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Published on January 23, 2018
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