Obituary: Ellen Marie Pinn (formerly Ellen Francovich-Bond)

Ellen Marie Pinn (formerly Ellen Francovich-Bond) was born on February 28, 1932 in Bridgeport, CT.

Ellen passed away peacefully on August 17, 2013 in St. Augustine, FL surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was 81 years young.

Ellen was the beloved daughter of Victor and Grace Francovich. She is survived by her son James Bond and fiancé Eva Baker of Port Richey, FL; daughter Cathryn Bond-Perretti and husband John Perretti of St. Augustine, FL. Granddaughters Jen Sherman and husband David Sherman, of St. Augustine, FL, Jamie Williams and husband Glenn Williams of Westchester NY, Jill Martay and husband Drew Martay of Larkspur CA. Great Grandchildren Max Sherman, Matthew Williams, Hayden Martay and Logan Martay. Sister Barbara Borger of Stratford, CT is her only remaining sibling.

She is predeceased by her brother Joseph Francovich and her sister Carole Mingolello. Husband Morris Pinn lives in TN, Rhoda and Jeremy Rabkin of Washington, DC, Jerry and Nadya Pinn of TN. Grandsons Ari and Nathaniel Rabkin and Misha Pinn.

Ellen lived in Connecticut for 78 years and worked for Sikorsky Aircraft as a graphic illustrator. She was a gifted artist who won many awards for her beautiful watercolor portraits of people. She moved to St. Augustine, FL to be with her children, family and friends in 2010.

She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law and dear friend. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

A memorial service will be held for Ellen at Cody-White Funeral Home at 107 North Broad Street, Milford, CT on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from noon until 3:00 pm. There will be a reception following the service. Location and directions to the reception will be provided at Cody-White. Cathryn and James had a previous memorial service in St. Augustine, FL on August 24, 2013. In lieu of flowers Ellen had requested donations be given for lung cancer research.

The family has a time capsule to celebrate Ellens life, if you would like to include something special such as children artwork, photos, letters or cards, we would love for you to be a part of this. The family will collect these items after the memorial service. Please bring flat, printed matter only.