Ellen (Baner) Rohan

Obituary of Ellen Mary (Baner) Rohan

Ellen Mary (Baner) Rohan, 89, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away peacefully surrounded by

family on Friday, September 20th, 2019. Born on August 5, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York to the

late William and Mary Baner, she spent her earlier years living on Long Island, New York, prior

to moving to San Diego then Tucson. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Rohan,

son Gerard Rohan, grandson Troy Locke, and four brothers William, Joseph, Gerard, and


Ellen, also known as “Nanny” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, is survived by her

daughter Catherine (Richard) Draper of Hudson, New York, Doreen (Geoff) Griffin of Chula

Vista, California, Patrick (Maureen) Rohan of Tucson, Arizona, Mary Ellen (Michael) Coffey of

Tucson, Arizona, and Bridget (Dave) Mitchell of Prescott, Arizona. She is also survived by her

eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She leaves behind many other family

members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Our mother and grandmother was a member of the St. Pius X Catholic Church community, and

loved volunteering, teaching, and sharing her faith with countless others. For many years she

worked as a LPN, and throughout her life loved spending time with her family, grandchildren,

great-grandchildren, cooking, baking, and enjoying a delicious piece of chocolate or

Entenmann’s danish. She was a blue-eyed, strong-willed, determined, and fiercely

independent woman who will be missed every day.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00am Friday, October 4th, 2019, at St. Pius X Catholic

Church, in Tucson. Private burial will be at a later date in the Long Island National Cemetery,

Farmingdale, New York.

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10:00 am
Friday, October 4, 2019
St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church
1800 North Camino Pio Decimo
Tucson, Arizona, United States
(520) 885-3573
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