Ellen F. Mauro

Date of Passing:

November 3, 2021

Mauro, Ellen F. (Buckley), 76, of Riverside, died peacefully on November 3, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Michael G. Mauro.

Born in Waltham, MA, a daughter of the late Francis and Louise A. (Waldron) Buckley, she lived in Riverside for 50 years.

Mrs. Mauro, RN, MPH, was an Administrator for the State of Rhode Island for 18 years before retiring in 2017.

Besides her husband of thirty nine years, she is survived by her late son, Matthew D. Flores, her daughter, Jessica (Flores) DeMarco and her husband Kenneth DeMarco of Barrington; three grandchildren, Jake DeMarco, Alexis DeMarco and Danielle Flores, daughter in law Denise Flores; a stepdaughter, Meghan Mauro of Bristol and her son Henry Czerwinski IIII. She was the sister of the late Mary L. Payton.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday November 8, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8 a.m. Calling hours are 8-9 a.m. followed by A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Gifts in Ellen’s memory may be made to the University of Rhode Island, Matthew D. Flores ’90 Memorial Scholarships Fund. Checks should be made to the URI Foundation, to PO Box 1700, Kingston, RI 02881, with a note on the memo line or make a secure gift online at https://www.urifoundation.org/..

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  1. Deepest sympathies to the family. Ellen was a special lady. May all your good memories be a source of comfort to you now and in the future. She will be missed.
    Eileen Hogan RN

  2. Jessica, so sorry for the loss of your mom.

  3. Mike, I am devasted to hear this news. Ellen was always a trusted friend and an incredibly supportive boss for so many years. She always put the people before the bureaucracy, a true nurse. I am heartbroken for you and your family. May her memory be a blessing.

  4. Mike:

    Sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

    John E. Farley

  5. Terribly sorry for your loss Mike. let me know if you need anything.

  6. Ellen remains loved, admired, and respected by everyone whose lives she touched. The light of the world is surely dimmer as a result of her absence. Let me express my heartfelt condolences. Rest In Peace Ellen. Nancy

  7. Oh my dear friend Ellen, I love you and I am so grateful that I met you all those years ago in 1963 at Catherine Laboure’school of nursing! You were one of my dearest and most devoted friends! Every time we were ever together both in school and after school we did nothing but laugh! Well, sometimes we cried.You were so admired and greatly loved.Blessings to your whole entire family. I am sending your daughter Jessica my special love! I am so glad you had the love of your life Mike with you at the very end.❤️

  8. Jessica, so sorry to hear about your loss. We have some wonderful memories of living across the street for many years. God Bless.

  9. I worked with Ellen at DHS.Ellen was an excellant nurse and a very kind person.She never had an unkind word about anyone.I often confided in her and sought her advice.The nursing world will be alittle sadder with her passing.
    Rest in Peace Ellen
    Kathy Heren

  10. Michael, allow me to express by deepest sorrow and sympathy for your loss. Nancy informed me, today. I hope that you can take comfort in your terrific and loving family.

  11. My Aunt Ellen was a beautiful soul. Despite personal hardships, she lived her life grace and dignity. She will be missed, but always lived. Rest In Peace, Auntie! Love Kurt

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