Ellen Graham Guse

Ellen Graham Guse, Roaring Brook Twp., passed away late Friday at home. She was the widow of Robert W. Guse Sr., who passed away on April 1, 2014. The couple had been married for 60 years.

Ellen was born and raised in Hyde Park. After graduating from West Scranton High School, she received her nursing diploma at St. Mary’s Nursing School. Ellen dedicated her career to caring for the critically ill at Mercy Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit as a RN.

Ellen had a fierce, dynamic and passionate personality. She loved deeply, had the ability to sense when anyone needed help and touched so many lives. Our hearts are broken as she will be missed beyond measure.

Surviving are children, Barbara Hijazi and her husband, Dr. Saadeddine, Robert Guse, Denise Eiden and her husband, Jim, Maury Ellen Guse, Allison Carling and her husband, John, Kristine McGuigan and her husband, Robert, and John Robert Guse and his wife, Paula; 25 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Ellen was also preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Barbara Guse; and son-in-law, Richard “Ozzie” Osborne.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Eulalia, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Twp., PA 18444. Friends may call Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until time of Mass in the church. Inurnment to follow in Fairview Memorial Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton. To share a memory or to express your condolences to the family, please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.


  1. Linda Guse Bernard

    My sympathy to all the family. Aunt Ellen was an unforgettable and special person She had spunk and I have always loved spunk! I know she will be greatly missed. I hope she rests in Peace.

  2. Pam Flanigan

    A grandmother and mother’s love is special. The love she has showed you will never leave you, because it was even more special and magical than any other. May you treasure her memories. God Bless you all. Richard and Pam Flanigan

  3. Sara McKnight (Nowakowski)

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Ellen was a wonderful woman.

  4. Mary Ann Wedlock West

    John and Paula I am so so very sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family at this hard time

  5. mary ann walsh cloruri

    I am so sorry to hear of Ellens’ passing. My deepest condolences and prayers for her and your family. I was a brand new Nurse when we started working together at Mercy. I admired her greatly and always will. She was a cherished co-worker, teacher, mentor, and friend, in and outside of work. Gods’ blessings to all of you. May she rest in peace.

  6. Jeanne Naguire

    Loved Ellen! She was a wonderful mentor to me as a new graduate nurse in Peds at Mercy Hospital. She was funny as hell and a great supervisor! We all knew “my Bob”’and how much she loved him and their kids! She will definitely be among the angels in heaven! I hope she is one of mine on earth! Love you Ellen! Jeanne McDonough Maguire😘😘

  7. Lenore McGinley

    Very sorry to hear about your loss

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