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Mary Ellen O’Connor (Boland)

Rochester: Passed away quietly in her sleep on September 6, 2023 at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank; parents, Patrick and Loretta Boland; sisters, Patricia Laws and Joan Aman; brothers, Bernard, Gerald and Michael Boland; daughters-in-law, Kimberly and Janice. She is survived by her eight children, John (Donna), Patrick, Roderick, Eileen, Michael, Brian (Katherine), Stephen and Timothy (Jeffrey Stolz); five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, David (Julie) Boland, Timothy (Susan) Boland; sisters-in-law, Kathleen (McDonald) Boland, Anne (White) O’Connor; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

The family wishes to thank the many aides, nurses, doctors and staff that provided loving care for our mom.

Mary Ellen was a woman of great faith and the first female lector in the Diocese of Rochester. She was a loving caring mother, sister, friend and will be sorely missed by her devoted children, family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 12 from 4-8 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 3325 Winton Road South. Mary Ellen’s Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 10 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church, 534 Oxford Street. Interment will be held privately at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Supper Program, 259 Rutgers Street, Rochester, NY 14607 (Donate Online) or the Brighton Volunteer Ambulance, 1551 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14618 (Donate Online).

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