G. Ellen (Tripp) Corrigan, of Halifax, passed away peacefully at her home on June 23 with her husband Frederick Corrigan by her side.
Born, July 27, 1941, Ellen spent her childhood growing up on Cape Cod and graduated in 1959 from Dennis-Yarmouth High School. College brought her to the western part of the state where she studied at UMass-Amherst and graduated in 1963 with a degree in Mathematics. She taught kindergarten in West Brookfield for several years while she raised her young family. As an excellent multitasker, Ellen also spent numerous years working in a variety roles (waitstaff to manager) in several restaurants and inns throughout western Massachusetts. She also ran a successful Bed & Breakfast – the Hill Gallery Bed & Breakfast in Cummington.
After moving back to the Cape in late 1997, Ellen and her husband Fred enjoyed being the owners of the Captain Loring House Bed and Breakfast. The two of them also founded ElfCor (a play on their names) and successfully renovated numerous houses. In later years, after leaving the Cape, they opened Elfcor Bed & Breakfast in Hanson, MA and enjoyed several more years serving and socializing with guests. Finally Ellen spent the last part of her professional career working at Walmart in Halifax as Meat Department Supervisor. She retired from Walmart in 2019.
Ellen loved traveling – particularly cruising along with collecting various pieces of art and gardening. Most importantly Ellen enjoyed spending time with her family, attending numerous sporting events where she could cheer on her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her husband Frederick Corrigan, her daugher, Kathleen Borneman (David), her son Colin Korzec (Michele), her five grandchildren Mitchell (Emily), Jordyn (Corey), Taylor, Katelyn and Matthew and two great-grandchildren Lucy and Sophie, sisters, Laurie Fisher (Bob) and Kathleen Jones (Steve); as well as, step-children Mary Lynn Nuttelman (Chip) and Patrick Corrigan (Heidi).
Services will be private. Arrangements by Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home, Hanson.
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Posted online on June 28, 2022
Published in The Patriot Ledger