Ellen M. Woods, a longtime resident of Hastings, passed away after her courageous battle with breast cancer on Friday, June 4, at age 63, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in New York City, Ellen was the beloved daughter to William and Clare Ness. She married her dear Thomas G. Woods on May 12, 1984. They raised their two beautiful sons on Long Island before settling in Hastings. Ellen was an avid New York Giants fan. She was dedicated to those she cared for and had a bright heart of gold. Ellen was a devoted wife, loving mother and nana, and dear sister and friend. 

Ellen is survived by her husband of 37 years, Tom; her son Brian and his wife Genna; her son Brendan; and her grandchildren Connor and Brooke. She is also survived by her mother, Clare Ness, and her sister, Linda Sullivan. Ellen was predeceased by her father, William Ness.

Visiting was June 8 at the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry. Mass of the Resurrection was on June 9 at St. Anthony's Church in Yonkers.

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