A. Ella (Hurley) Houlihan

February 6, 2024

A. Ella Houlihan Obituary

A. Ella (Hurley) Houlihan, 85, of Holden, formerly of Worcester died Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Her husband, Richard P. Houlihan, died in 2019.

She leaves six children, Elizabeth and husband Robert Thurber, Richard and wife Lisa, Robert, Martha and husband Jon Michelson, Torrance and his wife Christine, and Rachel Houlihan and husband Scott Main.  She also leaves eight grandchildren:  James Hasson and Kelly A. and husband, David Glaser, Allyson and husband Jarrett Powers, Connor, Ryan and Cailin Houlihan and Lillian and Bridget Main, and great-granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth and Olivia A. Hasson, Ella K. and Rory I. Powers and Sadie H. Glaser and her sister, Ann C. Hurley and her husband, David R. Mayhew.

She was predeceased by her parents, T. Robert and Agnes (McNamee) Hurley and her grandson, Colin Houlihan.    

She was born in Worcester and graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Worcester and Boston College School of Nursing.  She worked for the VNA in Worcester before raising her family. She was also a tax preparer for H&R Block for several years.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and had served as a Eucharistic minister.

The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 10, at Noon at Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove Street, Worcester. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society of Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.

The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, is directing funeral arrangements.

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Funeral Mass
February 10, 2024

12:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Church
353 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605


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