|Ellen passed away right after her daughter Eva's scoliosis surgery in Aug 2008 -- we like to think Ellen has been promoted to guardian angel for Eva, Quinn, and all kids in the universe; you are welcome to visit her gallery and see how much see meant to her family -- JD|
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Ellen and J.D. were married on Saturday, June 14, 1997, on a beautiful sunny day at The Reefs in Southampton, Bermuda - the reception was held at Mermaid Lake in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Ellen and J.D. welcomed Eva Patrice Dougherty on St. Patrick's Day 1998 (March 17), red hair and a great smile.
Two weeks later Eva suffered seizures from a viral encephalitis, resulting in many disabilities including cerebral palsey and cortical blindness -- while JD helps, Ellen is now the primary caregiver and advocate to a very, very special young lady.
Ellen and J.D. welcomed Quinn Francis Dougherty on November 12, 2001 -- another red haired, adorable child (what gives?).
Ellen and J.D. celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary at the John F. Craig House in Cape May, NJ on Saturday, June 14, 2007 -- dinner at the Union Dining Room (JD had elk, honest :-)
Following a full day of surgery (spinal fusion) for her daughter Eva, Ellen said good night, went to sleep and just did not wake up -- we like to think Ellen is now promoted from mother to full time guardian angel for all of us.
Thanks, Ellen, for all the love.