Ellen Louise (Masterson) Holmes, 86, died Monday, October 28, 2019 at Manchester Memorial Hospital after a six year courageous struggle with breast cancer. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Robert Holmes of Glastonbury; her daughter and son-in-law Laura Holmes Jost and Paul Jost who split their time between Miami Beach, Florida and Washington, DC; her brother Edward, formerly of Ellington and many nieces and nephews. Born in Boston, she came to Glastonbury with her parents John Masterson and Rita Doyle and her brother Edward in 1943. She attended Hillyer College and received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Hartford. Ellen and her husband were longtime owners of R. Holmes, Inc., a mason contracting company. Bob ran the jobs, and Ellen ran the office. They were a great team. She was an avid reader and a lifelong learner who had many diverse interests she enjoyed sharing with her many friends and family. A graveside service and burial will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Green Cemetery, 99 Hubbard St. in Glastonbury with lunch afterwards at the Gallery Restaurant, 141 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067.