Eleanor Lathe

Eleanor C "Ellie" Lathe

March 9, 1940 - January 7, 2019
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Eleanor C. "Ellie" Lathe, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019, at Hathorne Hill in Danvers. She was the loving companion of the late John D. "Don" Coyne with whom she shared 30 years up until his passing in 2016.

She was born in Ware, MA to the late Martin and Rhea (Portier) Lathe on March 9, 1940.

Ellie was raised in Warren, MA and spent several years managing apartment complexes in the Chelmsford area before she and Don settled in Chelmsford. Prior to her retirement, she was an office manager at Hanscom Air Force Base. Ellie loved to travel, paint nautical scenes, play golf, sew, and watch cooking shows. She was a longtime member of the Chelsmford Elks.

Ellie is survived by her two sons; Dwayne Gilman and his fiance Francesca Vitagliano of Danvers and Martin Gilman and his wife Amy of East Brookfield, MA, a brother; Martin "Skip" Lathe and his wife Joyce of Idaho, two sisters; Audrey Demetrius of Warren and Linda Krzyzek of Monument Beach, MA, three grandchildren; Tim Gilman of Somerville, and Aiden and Wyatt Gilman of East Brookfield, MA. She was the former wife of the late Donald E. Gilman.

A memorial visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. A remembrance gathering will follow the visitation at the Chelmsford Elks, 300 Littleton Rd., Chelmsford.
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  • Visitation

    January 10, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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A Remembrance Gathering will be held at the Chelmsford Elks, 300 Littleton, Rd., Chelmsford following the visitation.


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Diane Cluff

Posted at 09:23pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Ellie’s passing. I worked with her at Kendall in the 80’s, and we used to catch up by email. She was a special person, and my condolences go out to her family. Diane Cluff


Posted at 05:48pm
I am so sorry to hear this news. She was my first and true mom. Marty and Chip, please reach out if you can. Dionne

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Posted at 02:46pm
I was very sadden to see this. I have been friends with Ellie since the mid 70’s. We used to do a lot together. In later years it was the Christmas cards we always planned on meeting up. she always spoke of her boys and families. Rest In Peace my old friend. Debbie Moore.


Posted at 07:30pm
Please accept my sympathy for the death of your dear Miss Lathe.
Your heavenly Father shares the loss also (Ezekiel 18:32).  He has wonderful plans for her future (Hosea 13:14; Revelation 21:3-5).   Here is the link to a short video about the hope for our dead loved ones that has helped me over the years: I sincerely hope it will benefit you as well.  My heartfelt condolences to all of you.   Psalm 37:11, 29; Philippians 4:6-7.

ron criscitiello

Posted at 12:31pm
My sincere condolences to the family. I will miss you after 35 years of being your doctor.
Love, Ron Criscitiello

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