Gouldsboro – Ellen Louise Duke, 72, went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2019. She was born on September 29, 1946, in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Francis J. Sunderland and Catherine O’Donnell.
Ellen graduated from Sumner Memorial High School. Following graduation, she attended one year of college. She married her high school sweetheart, Reinhart G. Duke. They would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in June.
Ellen spent many years working as an insurance agent, and then retired to enjoy her grandkids. She was known as “Mim”. Ellen loved her three dogs, “Pookey”, “Gracie”, and “Zowie”.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Reinhart G. Duke of Gouldsboro, are brother, Kevin Sunderland of Florida; daughters, Veronica Grinnan of Gouldsboro and Jennifer Andrews of Hampden, Michael Duke of Florida and Chris Duke; and her six grandchildren, Jonathan Duke, Rebecca Grinnan, Brandon Grinnan, Alley Andrews, Chloe Andrews, and Bumpy Andrews.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 1 PM, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main Street, Ellsworth. Pastor Jody Patterson will be officiating. There will be a private graveside service for immediate family only.