Ellen D. Valerius

Ellen D. Valerius, 68, of 79 Lincoln Ave., Bradford, went peacefully into the arms of our Lord and Savior, with her daughters by her side on Monday, July 6, 2020.

Born on September 1, 1951, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Madeline (Johnson) Ransome. She attended the Limestone Union Free High School. 

Ellen married Louis D. Valecius on May 10, 1974 in Bradford, who preceded her in death on January 7, 2009. 

She was a hard worker, helping Lou in the family business, Valerius and Son Heating and Plumbing, and then received her GED in 1992, Ellen then attended BOCES from 1992-93 receiving her associates degree in Nursing, working as an LPN for Bradford Hospital for 20 years. 

Ellen enjoyed cooking for everyone and doing crafts with her great grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing with her cats Bella and Izzy. Her favorite saying was "it is what it is!"

She is survived by two daughters, Vicki (Greg) Niver, of Dubois and Tammy (Bob) Simonds, of Bradford, grandchildren, Amanda Harris, Brenda Conkey, Sarah Dibble, Samantha Simonds, David Valerius, Robert Simonds, Gregory Niver, Nate Niver, Mercedes Simonds, and several great grandchildren.

Ellen was preceded in death by a son David S. Valerius, her parents, husband, two sisters, Lala Ransome Myers and Bev Bonhoff, two brothers, Donald Ransome and Charles Ransome. 

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 11, 2020 beginning at 10:30 am at the Bradford First Church of the Nazarene, 55 North Bennett St., Bradford with Pastor Greg Niver officiating. 

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to www.suicideprevetionlifeline.org/donate in honor of Ellen.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

So sad to hear of your mom’s passing! I worked with her at the BRMC. We became friends quickly, she was an easy person to like. She was a hard worker also. I spoke to her a few months ago and she was having quite a bit of trouble breathing, made me sad. Such a wonderful person and nurse. I will miss her.
— Joyce Chapman

Ellen was one of the nicest people I''ve ever known. May she RIP
— Jennifer Sloan

So very to see this,I went to nursing school with Ellen and we became good friends.May the Lord take care of her.
— gloria bigley

Ellen Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayer are with your family !!! An old class mate.
— Susan Heimbach

Our sincere sympathy for your loss. May God comfort all of us at this time. Love, Elaine and Jud
— Elaine Beattie

prayers for Ellen''s family
— joyce Kelley

Prayer for those Ellen loves dearly??
— Linda L. Platko

Prayer for those Ellen loves dearly??
— Linda L. Platko

RIP... Ellen. My thoughts and prayers are with your family ????
— Joannie Galati Ransom

God gained another angel. Rest in peace my friend. Hugs and prayers to your family. Fly high angel!
— Gail

Condolences

  • So sad to hear of your mom’s passing! I worked with her at the BRMC. We became friends quickly, she was an easy person to like. She was a hard worker also. I spoke to her a few months ago and she was having quite a bit of trouble breathing, made me sad. Such a wonderful person and nurse. I will miss her.

    — Joyce Chapman
  • Ellen was one of the nicest people I''ve ever known. May she RIP

    — Jennifer Sloan
  • So very to see this,I went to nursing school with Ellen and we became good friends.May the Lord take care of her.

    — gloria bigley
  • Ellen Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayer are with your family !!! An old class mate.

    — Susan Heimbach
  • Our sincere sympathy for your loss. May God comfort all of us at this time. Love, Elaine and Jud

    — Elaine Beattie