On Oct. 15, 2016, Elsie M. (Ladouceur) Springer, 96 ¾, of Lebanon, Maine, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
Ellie was predeceased by her husband, Charles M. Springer Sr., and her son Charles Jr., as well as her partner of many years, Gene Murphy. She leaves a son, Everett Noel Springer and his wife Mallory; daughter Patricia Jane Springer and her husband Larry Bernstein; and daughter Joanne Amelia Springer and her husband William F. Grigoreas. She is also survived by stepdaughter Cindy Murphy and her husband Dick Clements and their children and grandchildren, and one step-son, Dan Clements. Ellie had four grandchildren, David Thomas Springer and his partner Nancy DeLeon, Sheila Springer and husband Paul Volinsky, Eli Bernstein, and William Eric Grigoreas and his wife Diana; three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Ellie was born in Woonsocket, R.I., to Louis and Mary Elizabeth (Reid) Ladouceur. She was an active member of the North Tiverton Baptist Church in Rhode Island for many years and in her later years she attended the First Baptist Church in Belfast. She resided in Belmont for over 30 years, where she loved tending to her flowers and vegetable garden.
In addition to gardening, Ellie was also very fond of playing bridge, visiting and cooking for her family and friends, dancing, and occasional trips to local casinos. She enjoyed using email to stay in touch with family and friends, sharing news, photos, good humor and inspirational quotes.
Ellie was a very kind, loving, knowledgeable and fun-loving woman. She was generous and frequently supported Alzheimer's and veterans' organizations.
Her chocolate chip cookies were legendary, as were her homemade blueberry pies and date-nut bread.
A memorial service will be private for family and close friends.
Ellie will be cremated and interred at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Mass.
Any donations may be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074, the veterans or the Alzheimer’s Association.