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Ellen Cuda was a member of The Captains Women’s Association . . .
and so much more.
Ellie was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1937, and graduated from The Masters School, Dobbs
Ferry, NY and Bennett College, Millbrook, NY. She proudly raised her three children in
West Hartford, CT, before retiring to East Orleans and Boca Grande. Ellie died in 2010
after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer.
Wherever Ellie lived she dedicated herself tirelessly and wholeheartedly to volunteering
in her community. The Wadsworth Atheneum, The Hartford Stage Company, The Hartford
Garden Club, Eastward Ho Country Club, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Boca Grande
Historical Society, Lemon Bay Golf Club, The Boca Grande Womens Club and Stephen
Ministry were all blessed by her many talents.
Ellie’s love of animals was legendary; from her first dog Mike and her horse, Longwood
Lady, to her beloved wirehaired pointers, she brought happiness to all around her.
She was an avid golfer, reader, gardener, cook, and lover of the sea. You could often find
her walking at sunrise on Nauset Beach or Mill Pond.
Her abundant generosity, strength, and grace inspired many. Ellie’s special gift was her
ability to meet and love people just as they are. Through Ellie and her husband Richard's
generosity, Cape Cod Healthcare built The Ellen B. and Richard S. Cuda Women’s Health
Center and Garden at Wilkens Medical Complex.
The facility offers comprehensive, state of the art diagnostic capabilities specific to
women's needs. The garden offers a setting where patients and their loved ones may find
peace and comfort.