Grato, Ellen J. life-long resident of East Boston passed away on June 10, 2021 at the age of 60.
Loving daughter of the late Simone "Sonny" and Gladys "Tootsie" (Armstrong) Grato.
Beloved sister of Barbara Grato, Patricia Grato, Simone Grato and loving companion Robert Mellone, Anthony Grato and wife Karol, Charles Grato and wife Sherri, Danielle Schell and husband Richard.
Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Ellen's life by gathering at Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Wednesday June 16th from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. followed by a prayer service in our serenity chapel at 11:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Ellen being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
In lieu of of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Foundation, https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html#, or Foundation for Women's Cancer https://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/support-us/donate/.
Ellen was a crossing guard for many years on Lexington and Meridian Street for the City of Boston.