Ellen Therese Engelerdt, nee O’Leary, 76, was born June 8, 1933 in Queens, New York and passed away September 1, 2009 in Mission Viejo, CA. She worked as a Registered Nurse who dedicated her life to nursing and the care of elders for forty years. Ellen’s study of home heath care in comparison to care in nursing facilities was published in the National Journal of Nursing. Ellen is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, James; daughters, Anne Daniel Salcedo, Jeanne Chris Rouk and Cathlin Eric Philpott; sons, James J. Stephanie, Peter Christina and John Priscilla; sister, Sr. Catherine O’Leary, Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY and 11 grandchildren. Ellen was preceded in death by her son, Thomas in 2000.
A Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, 9/8/09 at 10:30am at St. Kilian Catholic Church, 26872 Estanciero Dr., Mission Viejo, CA. A Rosary will be prayed at 10:00am prior to Mass. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, CA. In loving memory of Ellen Therese Engelerdt we ask that you send donations to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in lieu of flowers. Donations in loving memory of Ellen T. Engelerdt please ensure to include account number #24401969 when submitting your donation. By mail, send check to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Include on a separate paper: In memory of Ellen T. Engelerdt & name and address of sender. Donate on-line at www.stjude.org. By phone 800 822-6344.
O’Connor Mortuary, 949 581-4300