View Original Notice → Ella M. (Mountainland) Donovan 2/6/2019 12:00:00 AM Wayland,MA
WAYLAND: Ella M. (Mountainland) Donovan, 84, died peacefully and comfortably on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland following a period of declining health.
She was born in Quincy on July 3, 1934 the daughter of the late Eino I Mountainland and June S. (Saranpaa) Mountainland.
Ella is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Charles Donovan of Wayland. Devoted mother of Susan L. St. Pierre and her husband Robert St. Pierre of Warwick, R.I., Mark C. Donovan and his wife Nancy Rauscher of Worcester and Christopher W. Donovan of South Riding, Virginia. Cherished grandmother of Andrew M. Donovan, Benjamin K. Donovan and Joseph D. Donovan, all of South Riding, VA and William Rauscher of Worcester. Also survived by her daughter-in-law Jennifer Donovan of Stone Ridge, VA.
Ella spent her formative years in Weymouth and has been a resident of Wayland for the past 52 years. She also resided in Rochester, NY and Sudbury for several years.
After graduation from high school, Ella attended the University of Massachusetts (Aggie) in Amherst. For over 35 years, she was associated with the Want Advertiser in Sudbury before retiring.
Ella was devoted to her family and especially enjoyed time spent with them and their family gatherings. She was a loving and caring person and will be greatly missed by all the lives that she touched.
Visitations will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Wayland. A Prayer Service will be held at 3:30 pm.
Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 am followed by Ella’s Graveside Service at 10:30 am at the Donovan family lot in Lakeview Cemetery, 80 Commonwealth Rd (Rte. 30), Wayland.
For those who desire, memorial gifts in Ella’s memory may be sent to JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or www.jdrf.org.