Ellen Gunnell

Obituary of Ellen F. Gunnell

Ellen F. Gunnell Our loving wife and mother gained her angel wings when she passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022. She loved celebrating life and being with her family and friends. Ellen was the kindest soul and had the gift of making every person she met feel loved and special. She was a fierce fighter, survivor, and role model for us all in the way she faced illness and adversity with optimism. Ellen was born and raised in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Pierce and Margaret Frauenheim. Ellen was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church in Shadyside. Ellen is survived by many loving friends and family members, including her husband Jack, loving daughter Meg Heinlein (Chuck), beloved grandson Jacob, and brother Pierce Frauenheim. Ellen was a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Academy and studied at Boston College. She retired from the Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind before working as a child care specialist for several families locally. A memorial visitation will be held on at McCabe Bros., Inc. Funeral Home, 6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside on Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Jude Parish, Sacred Heart Church, on Friday at 10 am. Masks required at the funeral home and church. To access the livestreamed mass, please go to the funeral home website a few minutes before the service, click on Mrs. Gunnells’s obituary tab, then scroll down to the Livestream tab on the left. Inurnment to follow at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.mccabebrothers.com