GREENWICH, Conn. - Ellen T. (Stack) Marren of Greenwich died May 22. She was 87.
Marren was born May 15, 1927, in New York City, the daughter of Dr. Joseph A. and Helen (Beckett) Stack. She attended Villa Maria Academy and graduated from St. Simon Stock High School in 1945, Our Lady of Good Counsel College (now Pace University) in White Plains with a bachelor's in mathematics in 1949 and Columbia University Teachers College in New York City with a master's in mathematics in 1951.
She began her career as a mathematics teacher at Linden High School in Linden, N.J., and then as a counselor and administrator at Pace University followed by parish office work for St. Mary's Church in Greenwich. She was the author of "Wonderful Memories," a collection of funny and memorable family stories. She was married to Bernard D. Marren.
Marren is survived by her children, Bernard D. Marren Jr. (Seane Donohue) of Rye, N.Y., Joseph H. Marren (Joan Murtagh) of Harrison, N.Y., Elizabeth T. Marren of Darien, Susan M. Whelan (William) of Rye, David S. Marren (Caroline Dillon) of Darien, and Robert J. Marren (Susan Lifvendahl) of Winnetka, Ill.; 25 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and sisters, Maria Stack Kinsella, of St. Louis, JoAnne Stack, of New York and Greenwich, and Cynthia Stack Byrnes of Montgomery. She was predeceased by her daughter, Mary Ellen; and a grandchild, Colin Marren.
Calling hours are Thursday, May 29, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 469 North St., Greenwich. Interment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marren’s memory to the Trustees of Columbia University at Columbia University Medical Center, Office of Development, 100 Haven Ave., Suite 29D, New York, NY 10032, attention Matt Reals and write PLS (Primary Lateral Sclerosis) Research in the memo line.