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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060


Ellie Dombrowski (nee McLafferty)

Ellie Dombrowski (nee McLafferty), age 73 of Eastlake, passed away December 18th, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. She was born August 5th, 1949 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to the late William McLafferty and Eleanor (James “Buck”) Buxton.

Ellie worked in the cafeteria in the Willoughby Eastlake Schools. She also worked at Vine Lanes in Eastlake and retired from Duke Printing as a Mail Database Manager after 20 years of service.

Ellie enjoyed going to the casino with her husband and friends Frank and Jean Halerz. She enjoyed listening to Motown music. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Ellie was the loving wife for 54 years to Ken Dombrowski; beloved mother of Mark (Michelle) and Missy (Nick); dearest grandmother of Dylan, Marie, Logan, Mia, Chase and the late Jackson; great grandmother of Jackson and Eliza; sister of Robert (Judy) McLafferty, Sandra (Edward) Waight, Maureen (Lee) Helbig, Michael (Fay) McLafferty and the late William McLafferty and John (Dorothy) McLafferty; aunt to many nieces and nephews; special friend to Frank, Trish and Jen.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, January 6th, 2023 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

A close-up photo of Ellie Dombrowski formerly McLafferty smiling into the distance


January 6, 2023


7:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Jeff Monreal Funeral Home

1000 Mentor Ave. Painesville, Ohio 44077