Ellen Chewins, age 77 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Born Ellen Marie Denniston on March 2nd 1942, the eldest of two children by Theresa (McKenna) and George Denniston .
Married for 42 years to her loving husband Thomas Chewins. She was the sister of Douglas Denniston (VT). Ellen was a lifelong resident of Catskill, and worked at The Catskill Daily Mail for many years. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She is predeceased by both of her parents and sister-in-law Judith Denniston. Ellen is the mother of three children; Shelly Esposito Steenburn (husband Michael Steenburn , Louis Esposito Jr. (wife Joann Esposito) and Renee Weiss (husband is Robert Weiss) who all live locally. Ellen has four step children John and Cathy Chewins, Jackie and Clint Tefft, Cynthia Morgan (husband Mike Morgan) and Thomas Chewins Jr. (wife is Marietta Chewins) Ellen had 5 grandchildren ; Natasha and Jennifer Stapchuk, Ashley and Courtney Steenburn of Catskill and Jack and Olivia Weiss of Woodstock, And five great grandchildren . Ellen also leaves behind her dear friend Julia Marsh and sister-in-law Brenda Chewins.
Calling hours will be Thursday February 6th from 1pm to 3pm, followed by a 3pm funeral service at Traver and McCurry funeral home Catskill. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s cemetery in Catskill.