Obituaries

ELLEN ANDREWS

July 30, 2014

Burial Date

Obituaries » ELLEN ANDREWS

ANDREWS, ELLEN RICHARDSON, of Barre, unexpectedly passed away on July 30. Her husband, James Dalton Andrews, had predeceased her on February 26, 2000. She was born in North Stratford, N. H., the sixth child of Cora Bangs Richardson and Ira Richardson, who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by four brothers: Norton, Errol, Paul and Thomas, and one sister, Mary Fitzgerald. She grew up in Lebanon, N. H. and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1954. She was first married to Richard Fadden Sr. of Meriden, N. H. in April 1955, and later divorced in 1973. She married James Andrews on March 9, 1974. They made their home in Barre City. A graduate of Johnson State College and Vermont Law School, she was a Realtor for 20 years with her husband in Andrews Real Estate. After graduating from law school in 1985 she became an attorney and practiced law in her office in Barre until her retirement in 2004. Ellen was very community minded. She was elected to the Barre City School Board in 1986, and served two years. Later she served six years on the Barre City Council in the 1990s, representing the residents of Ward 2 in Barre City. She was a past president of the Business and Professional Women’s Group, BPW. She was also a long-time member of the Central Vermont Rotary Club, having served as president in 1994 and 1995. She has been a long-time member of the Barre Area Senior Center, serving three terms as president, and several years as chairwoman of the Board of Trustees. She also served on the Board of Commissioners of the Barre Housing Authority for five years. Survivors include her three children: Cynthia Rossi, of Montpelier, Richard Fadden Jr., of Barre, and Wendy Nichols, of Camden, Maine; three grandsons, as well as two great-grandsons. She is also survived by two sisters, Irene Ackerson, of Lebanon, N. H., and Corene Pelletier, of Quechee. She also leaves many nieces and nephews with whom she kept in touch via email over many years.

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