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Ellen R. (Burke) Busch

November 18, 1938 ~ March 20, 2021 (age 82)


Ellen R. (Burke) Busch, 82 died on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Ellen was born in Northampton, MA, the daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine (Carr) Burke. She was raised in Billerica, MA where she graduated from Billerica Memorial High School, Class of ‘56. She graduated from Lowell State College and earned her Master of Education from Framingham State College class of ’65.

She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Herbert W. Busch in 2010.

Ellen was a teacher for over 35 years. She taught in Tewksbury, Hudson and Marlborough where she retired from in 2005.

She was a very active member of the Hudson Historical Society and Red Hat Society.  Ellen formerly served as President of the Hudson Historical Society and was currently serving as Head Curator of the Hudson Historical Society Museum.  She enjoyed her many hours volunteering at the museum over the past several years sharing her love of local history.

Ellen is survived by her 2 children, Carolyn Hawes and her husband Brian of Hudson, Kevin Busch and his wife Colleen of Amesbury; 2 grandsons, Bryce and Logan Hawes, both of Hudson; a sister, Catherine Maddox and her husband Melvin of UT as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday March 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. in St. Michael Parish Church, 23 Manning Street, Hudson, MA. Burial will follow in the family lot in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson.

Calling hours will be held at St. Michael Church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ellen Busch may be made to Hudson Historical Society, C/O Anthony Marques, Treasurer, Hudson Mill Business Center, 43 Broad Street, 4th Floor, Hudson, MA 01749.

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March 25, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Michael Parish Church (Hudson)

Funeral Mass
March 25, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Michael Parish Church (Hudson)

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