A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 28 at Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station for Sister Mary Ellen Healy. Formerly Sister John Francis, a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, she died June 26 at Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station at age 79. Sister Mary Ellen was born in New York City, NY, the daughter of John and Catherine (Ruddy) Healy. She entered the Sisters of Charity on August 20, 1959 and was a member for 53 years. Sister Mary Ellen graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, with a B.S. degree in Education. Sister Mary Ellen was an Educator in the State of New Jersey. She served as a teacher at Our Lady of Victories School, Jersey City; St. Bridget School, Jersey City; St. Patrick School, Jersey City; Sacred Heart School, Jersey City; Corpus Christi School, Hasbrouck Heights; St. Francis School, Ridgefield; and Seton Center, Jersey City. She was part-time staff at St. Frances Residence and was a volunteer and teacher at Josephine's Place, Elizabeth. She moved to Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station in 2009 where she resided until her death. She is survived by the Sisters of Charity; her sister, Loretta Healy Castrovinci; her sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and William Faherty; her sister-in-law Barbara Healy; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Services arranged by S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service, Lake Hiawatha.