She was married to the late Waldo B. Seay, who died on November 11, 1998
Born in Marlboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Malvina Murphy. She graduated from Hudson High School with the class of 1955.
Mary Ellen had previously worked at Whistler of Westford, Wang of Lowell and Raytheon of Maynard.
She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and a resident of Chelmsford for fifty-five years.
Mary Ellen was an avid reader. She enjoyed cooking, travelling and shopping.
She is survived by three sons, Andrew “Andy” and his wife, Lisa Seay of Greenville, SC, Theodore “Ted” and his wife, Patricia Seay of Derry, NH and Joel Seay of Raleigh, NC; three brothers, Leo and his wife, Margaret Murphy of Hudson, MA, Walter and his wife, Sandy Murphy of Newburyport, MA and Francis and his wife, Judy Murphy of Westminster, CO; four sisters, Jean Simard of Hudson, MA, Helen and her husband, Albert LeBlanc of Annandale, VA, Carol and her husband, David Lavliolette of San Tan Valley, AZ and Kathy and her husband, Robert Gregorie of Hudson, MA; four grandchildren, Matthew Seay, Daniel Seay, Rachel Seay and Nicole Seay and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Thomas Murphy, John Murphy, Rita Millet and the sister-in-law of Dotty Murphy.
Visiting hours Sun. 1 to 5 P.M. Funeral Mon. at 11A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.