Holyoke – Ellen Mary (Gladkowski) Larder, 69, passed away Saturday November 6, 2021 at Mont Marie in Holyoke, MA. Ellen was born in Springfield to Frank and Sophie (Koziol) Gladkowski and was a graduate of Palmer High School. Ellen was a loving mother and devoted wife. She went on to receive her bachelor’s from Westfield State University and her master’s from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Ellen was a Dental Hygienist for many years, before beginning a very long career in Education where she taught Sciences and various other subjects at Westfield State University. Ellen also taught science for several years at Commerce High School in Springfield.
She is survived by her husband, Marc M. Larder; her daughter, Nicole Quinn and her son, Jonathan Larder, and his wife Jacklyn. Ellen also leaves her brother, John Gladkowski of Three Rivers, many first and second cousins and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Gladkowski Dranka Brassil and her brother, Robert Gladkowski. All services will be private for the family. Memorial donations may be made in Ellen’s memory to the Dakin Humane Society, PO Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101. To leave an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.brunellefuneralhome.com
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