Ellen Adomunes Herrington

Ellen Adomunes Herrington Memorial Scholarship

Ellen Rita (Adomunes) Herrington, 75, of Melrose, Massachusetts.  Ellen was born on July 5, 1947 to the late Ignatius and Helen Adomunes. Ellen was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Cardinal Cushing High School in 1965. She earned a diploma from Boston City Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. Ellen went on to enjoy a long career in nursing, spending more than four decades at Boston City Hospital and then its successor, Boston Medical Center. Ellen spent most of her nursing career in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where she cared for young patients and their families with dedication and compassion. She greatly valued her friendships with her nursing colleagues, many of whom became a second family to her.

Ellen married James F. Herrington in 1971. Ellen and Jim settled in Melrose, Massachusetts where they raised their two daughters. She loved the city and her home, and took great pride in decorating and renovating her home over the years. Ellen loved to cook for and entertain her extended family and friends, and enjoyed several lifelong friendships, dating as far back as nursing school and even Kindergarten. She loved spending time at the beach, including Hampton Beach as a child and young woman, West Hyannisport at the home she shared with Jim, and many family trips to Sanibel Island, Florida. Ellen and Jim enjoyed traveling, including river cruises with friends in recent years. Most of all, Ellen loved spending time with her six grandchildren, who knew her as Sparky and loved her very much.

The Ellen Adomunes Herrington Memorial Scholarship Fund, will support nursing education.

Ellen Adomunes Herrington Memorial Scholarship

Preference to student planning to further their education in Nursing.

Category: Career, All

Specifics: Nursing

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