Ellen Louise (Sheehan) Vachon
Ellen L. Vachon, 71, a lifelong resident of Tilton/Northfield, passed away peacefully with her family beside her, on May 5, 2019 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Ellen was born on September 27, 1947, the daughter of John E. Sheehan and Shirley C. Daigneau. Ellen was a dedicated wife and mother to her three children.
Ellen enjoyed the simple things in life, mostly her family. Her favorite things to do were gardening, cooking, camping with family and friends and tanning at Hampton Beach. Ellen was always there for her family. To her husband and children, she was their rock. She was the “glue” that kept them all together. She will be missed dearly but leaves behind a legacy and an example to follow.
She leaves her husband of 53 years, Alan Vachon, of Northfield, her son Christopher Vachon and wife Jennifer of Barrington, NH, her daughter Kathleen Henault and husband Kenneth of Hampton Beach, NH, and her son Jason Vachon and wife Breane of Gilmanton, NH. Ellen’s eight grandchildren were most dear to her heart. She leaves Andrew and Sarah Henault, Jack, Elise, Nathan, and Delaney Vachon, Peyton Vachon and Hannah (Vachon) Goodrich and her husband Noah. She is predeceased by her father John, mother Shirley and brother Patrick Sheehan. Ellen also leaves behind four sisters Janice, Mary, Melanie and Kathleen, two brothers, Michael and Jonathan and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on May 13, 2019 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, (584 West Main St.) in Tilton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 14, 2019 at 10:00AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Chestnut St. in Tilton.
Burial will be at a later date.
Those wishing, and are able, may make a memorial donation (Noting Ellen Vachon) to the Alzheimer's Association, 166 South River Road, #210, Bedford, NH 03110.
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