Cremation was coordinated by Collins Funeral Home. Internment at Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk, CT, was private. A memorial service will be held at Collins Funeral Home December 27th at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s honor to Norwalk Seaport Association, 7 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854.

Ellen Dittany Tulin


May 26, 1951 - November 24, 2014

Ellen Dittany Tulin of East Norwalk, CT, passed away at Norwalk Hospital on November 24, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. She fought hard till the end. She was 63. We wish to thank the Norwalk Hospital Team who made her passage comfortable and peaceful.

She was born at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. on May 26, 1951. Her father, Lt. Col. Shale L. Tulin (Bud), was a career military man, and the family lived at Wiesbaden Air Force Base in Germany for a number of years. After he retired, the family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where Ellen attended high school. Bud Tulin was a former Vice President of the Norwalk Seaport Association and the Executive Chairman of the first Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival.

Ellen graduated from Syracuse University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Journalism degree awarded by the Newhouse School of Journalism. She worked as a reporter and writer for a number of years at Brooks Community Newspapers and at Folio Magazine.

Ellen is predeceased by her parents and grandparents. She is survived by her Uncle John and Aunt Arlene Segall; her Aunt Yvette Radley; cousins Heather, Chris, Jonathan, and Brian; and many friends.

Cremation was coordinated by Collins Funeral Home. Internment at Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk, CT, was private. A memorial service will be held at Collins Funeral Home December 27th at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s honor to Norwalk Seaport Association, 7 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854.

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