Ellen M. (Childs) Terra

Ellen M. (Childs) Terra, of Randolph, passed away September 23, 2018 at the age of 62. Daughter of the late James and Constance (Allard) Childs, Ellen was the loving mother of Adrienne Terra of Burlington, MA, John Terra III and Chris Terra, both of Nashua, NH. She is the beloved sister of Nancy (Childs) Keaney and husband Thomas of Centerville, David Childs of Weymouth, and James L. Childs and wife Terri of Thousand Oaks, CA. Former wife of John Terra II of Nashua, NH. Also survived by her niece and nephews, Jacqueline and Michael Keaney and Jeremy and James Childs.

Ellen worked for over 30 years as a Registered Nurse in the cardiac unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was involved with the PTO council, was an active member of the Moose Lodge of Braintree and the Brookville Bible Church in Holbrook, and was an avid Red Sox fan.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph on Thursday, September 27th from 4-7pm followed by a service at 7pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment private.


First Name: Eileen
Last Name: Mammen
City: pleasanton
State: CA
Country: US
Entry Date: 09/25/2018

I was Ellen's neighbor and friend when we had very young children and I lived at 16 Vine Street. My twin daughters Michele and Rachael used to play with Adrienne. My son Jonathan used to play with John. Ellen was a rock; she worked crazy hours, and still had time to be there for me and play and watch my children. I used to do the same for her. We had a mutual admiration for each other. She was a true warrior, and I admired her greatly. I am truly saddened to hear of her passing. She touched my life when we lived nearby, and she touched my heart forever. There are not many people like her. I wish Ellen much peace. She is lucky to have been so loved by family, friends, and colleagues.

First Name: Maida, Jonathan and Heidi
Last Name: Berman
State: NC
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/26/2018

Ellen, to our family, was a friend and mentor of courage and positivity.. We grew up with the Childs family on the neighboring street. Ellen was also a nurse to our mother in her last days. We are so grateful for her nursing skills that helped us in our time of need..
Our deepest sympathy and condolences are with you ALL in these hard times.

First Name: Christine
Last Name: Rimovitz
City: Quincy
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/27/2018

David and family of Ellen, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Ellen was a sweet woman that I met through the Moose Lodge. Ellen made a great trivia partner. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace Ellen.

Sincerely, Chris Rimovitz (#56)

First Name: Marcia
Last Name: Israel
City: Randolph
State: MA
Entry Date: 09/27/2018

I was John's teacher in 3rd grade and had many wonderful interactions with Ellen over the years all three children attended the JFK Elementary School. She was always supportive of her children, their teachers, the school, and the town and she will surely be missed by many. My thoughts are with you all.

First Name: Anita
Last Name: Lore
City: Randolph
State: MA
Entry Date: 09/27/2018

I want to send my condolences to your
family, I worked with Ellen on the RHs
PTSO for a few years
She was a great person and will be missed

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