Ellen M. Rose of Westport, wife of the late Reginald Rose, died, June 13. She was 85.
Ellen Rose: longtime Westporter. Contributed photo
Born in Bayside, Queens, New York the daughter of the late Edward and Katherine McLaughlin, she had been a Westport resident since 1974.
She was a graduate of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She was a patron of the arts and numerous feminist and political causes. She loved the music of Mozart, touring museums, and going to theater.
She was loved and appreciated by all who were fortunate to know her. She is survived by two sons, Thomas R. Rose of Westport and Christopher E. Rose of Edmeston, New York. The kindness in her eyes, her laugh, and her gentle and generous manner, will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be held privately.