Ella Mae McMenamin, 88

Ella Mae McMenamin, age 88 of Barto, PA passed away Wednesday May 3, 2023. Born in Selbyville Delaware on January 21, 1935, she was the daughter of the late William and Viola Clark.

Ella was a retired bookkeeper from Lehigh Fuels. Affectionately called “Memom” by her family, she was beautiful inside and out, a kind and gentle soul who was deeply rooted in her love for Christ. In her early years she did some modeling and acting.

She is survived by her 6 children, Christine Dembicki (Bruce), Brian McMenamin (Annemarie), Stephen McMenamin (Debbie), Matthew McMenamin (MaryBeth), Sean McMenamin (MaryAnn), Linda McMenamin (Bijou), 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She had 3 sisters and 2 stepbrothers (predeceased), the sisters were exceptionally close…best friends Norma Mulherin, Joyce Worrell (deceased) and Karen Kennedy.

Ella was an accomplished painter and loved to sew and do crafts with her family. She was a foster mother and very active in her church. She was Sunday school coordinator and did mission work with Bethany EC in Trinidad and Tobago.

Services will be held at Catagnus Funeral Home in Gilbertsville PA on Tuesday May 9th, visiting hours start at 9am services begin at 10 am. with interment at Bethany EC Church in Clayton, PA.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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It is with a heavy heart that I write to express my condolences for the loss of our Aunt Ella. She was an incredible person who touched the lives of so many, and her presence will be deeply missed. I always feel it's important to look back at our fondest memories of our lost loved one. For me, I immediately go to my childhood summers at the beach in Ocean View, our family Thanksgiving dinners at the farmhouse, or most recently my wedding celebration. She was always surrounded by love and family. I wish I could be there with you to celebrate her life, but unfortunately, we won't be able to attend her celebration of life tomorrow. However, if there's anything you need, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm always here for you. With love and condolences, Rob, Janelle, & William

~ Rob Kennedy York, PA
5/8/2023 7:44:42 PM

The San Francisco Towers Team is sending prayers of peace to Linda and her entire family.

~ Mark Nitsche San Francisco, CA
5/8/2023 7:24:55 PM

I am so grateful for the plethora of wonderful memories with Great Aunt Ella. All the summers we spent having so much fun out at the farm. Thank you for so many life lessons and precious memories. I love you very much!!

~ Crystalyn Youngman Lockhart, TX
5/6/2023 11:51:24 PM

Aunt Karen I so loved aunt Ella . She was always kind and fun

~ Kathy Livingston Delmar, Md
5/6/2023 10:10:55 PM

Karen I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Ella Mae as a beautiful woman both outside and inside. She was a wonderful role model for me when I was a teen.

~ JoeAnn Clark Demore Hobe Sound, FL
5/6/2023 6:32:32 PM

Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved her and will miss her. My love to you.

~ Kathy Fadem
5/6/2023 8:18:50 AM

She was a beautiful person and I have great memories with her being in my life.

~ Barbara Maxwell Rising Sun, MD
5/6/2023 8:13:37 AM

Words can’t begin to describe my amazing Aunt Ella. She loves fiercely and deeply. She always held a special place in my heart. All the fond memories of visiting during the summer vacations and running around her house with cousins. I’ll always remember watching her in the kitchen and just being amazed by her. You will forever be missed! Hug MomMom and PopPop for me!!

~ Danielle Vacho
5/6/2023 3:29:10 AM