Eve Ellinwood

Eve (Scalzi) Ellinwood born in Millville, Massachusetts on January 29, 1918 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 26, 2017 at the Greenwood Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She had suffered complications while recovering from a recent hip replacement surgery. She was to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 29th. Eve was the wife of the late Walter C. Ellinwood, and they had been married for 48 years before he passed away in 1989. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Marie (Mazza) Scalzi, and sister of the late Vincent Scalzi, Felicia "Phyllis" Andrade, Lena Andrade and Mary Taylor. She is survived by her sisters Catherine "Kay" Ogrodnick, Josephine Zinni, and Rose Stalbush. Collectively, they were affectionately know as the "7 Sisters". She also leaves behind 2 sons; David G. Ellinwood and his partner in life Beth Laurenson, and Paul W. Ellinwood and his wife Susan. Eve was known as "Marcy" to her grandchildren, as grandma never suited her young personality. She will be dearly missed by her 5 grandchildren; Mark G. Ellinwood, Melissa L. Ellinwood Miga, Kristen B. Ellinwood Moffat, William C. Ellinwood, and Shamous C. Ellinwood as well as her 9 great grandchildren; Joshua, Emily, Isacc, Paxton, Christian, Galen, Liam, Jacob, and Parker. Eve resided in Cranston for many years before moving to Wickford and then to the sunny warm shores of Atlantic Beach, Florida where she and her husband spent their wonderful retirement years. In 2007, she returned to Cranston, Rhode Island to be closer to her family and made her home at the Scandinavian Assisted Living Center where she enjoyed many wonderful years making lasting friendships and fond memories. During her Rhode Island years, Eve was employed at Sacketts Card Shop for 20 years as an accountant/bookeeper. During her retirement in Florida, she kept busy working at the Andrade Flower Shops in Jacksonville well into her 80's. Throughout her life she was greatly involved in the community. She would assist in making sandwiches for the homeless as part of her family's community outreach program. Along with most of the Scalzi family, Eve had many talents such as macrame, knitting, crochet, calligraphy, singing, piano, painting and sketching. Her love and talent for music led her to the the choir director at Oaklawn Baptist Church for many years before moving to Wickford. Since moving back to Rhode Island she was a member of the Scandinavian Bell Ringers and performed at many local churches. She also had knitted hundreds of beanies for newborns at Woman and Infants Hospital. Over the years, she would make her own beautiful birthday cards for family and friends with lovely calligraphy and paintings. She also loved playing the organ as well as painting and sketching. There are many of her beautiful paintings and sketching spread around throughout her large family. Eve lived a wonderful fulfilling life and will be dearly missed by many. A Memorial Service will take place in the Spring with details announced once available.

From Eve:

To my family and friends:

Don't grieve for now I'm free. I'm following the path God prepared for me. Whatever we were to each other, we still are. Laugh as we used to laugh. Pray, smile, think of me. Life means all that it ever meant; I'm only out of sight. Enjoy life, be happy, be joyous, accept everyone, love abundantly. If my parting has left a void, fill it with remembered joys, family get togethers, visits in your homes, birthday celebrations, scrabble games, reunions,; all shared with loving family and friends. My life's been full all 99 years of it. I have loved and been loved ,and I've been blessed. Lift up your hears and celebrate. I love you all.
Mom, Marcy, Eve.


I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun,
of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

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Judy Hoffman - 01/03/2018

I Judy Hoffman, the mother of Mark Greer Ellinwood , Melissa Lee Ellinwood Miga and Kristen Beth Ellinwood Moffat loved you so much and you will always be a part of me ..You taught me so much about life & love ...you were always my confidant and always will be ....when I need you, I know you are always going to be there ....

All my love, Judy

Jon Genier - 01/11/2018

My deepest sympathies to the Ellinwood family. Please find some comfort for your great loss in the promise found at John 11:25.

Jonathan Murray - 01/14/2018

David and Paul, sorry to read about your mom, one of my loveliest customers on Fairway Drive. I hope time will lessen your sad hearts

Joshua Ellinwood - 01/15/2018

Rest In Peace Marcy you’ll always be a part of me may you watch over all of us and keep us safe Love you always

Carol (Cogswell) Clauson - 01/21/2018

Sorry to read of your Mom's passing. I remember her with the Oak Lawn choir with it's beautiful music. The church was a family with many fond memories. May your faith and memories be of comfort to you at this time.

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