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Ellen A. (Mulhern) TOADVINE

September 20, 1950 ~ April 6, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Ellen Anne Toadvine, 72 of Allentown, formerly of Crofton and Clinton, MD, and Landsdale, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Ellen was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on September 20, 1950 to Bernard James Mulhern and Lucille Nolan Mulhern. She was a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School and Abbington Hospital Nursing School and spent nearly 40 years compassionately caring for others as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. She was fiercely devoted to her children, raising them as a selfless single parent while working the overnight shift at Saint Lukes Institute in Silver Spring Maryland. Ellen later found immense joy in her grandchildren, showering them with love and attention. She was committed to her Catholic Faith and enjoyed cruising, shopping, reading and spoiling her grandchildren. Ellen is survived by her three children, Chris Toadvine and his wife, Angelique; Cara Toadvine; Devin Toadvine; grandchildren Nolan Christopher, Grant Christian, Peyton, Braeden Chase and Drew Ethan. They will carry their mother's and Nana’s enduring memory with them forever. She is also survived by her beloved three sisters, Christine Church, Janice Ricchio and Allison Freeman (David), along with many nieces and nephews. Ellen is preceded in death by her father, Bernard James Mulhern; mother, Lucille Nolan Mulhern; and sister Joan Herring. Ellen did not desire a service, but there will be a private celebration of her life at the family’s convenience. Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. ( Quakertown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions ca be made to the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter ( I'm Free My life's been full, I savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.

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