Ellen Rose (McCann) Edwards, 55, of Brookfield, wife of Mark Edwards, died Nov. 20 at Village Crest Center for Health & Rehabilitation in New Milford.

She was born May 9, 1957, in Carbondale, Pa., daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Catanzaro) McCann.

Mrs. Edwards worked as a medical receptionist at Bethel Medical Group for Dr. Vulpintesta and Dr. Shapiro.

She loved quilting and reading.

In addition to her husband of 23 years, Mrs. Edwards is survived by a son, William Edwards, of Brookfield; a brother, Joseph McCann, and his wife, JoAnn, of Danbury; two sisters, Mary Alice Anderson, of Danbury; and Anne "Nancy" Morrisroe, and her husband, Peter, of New Milford; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the William Edwards College Fund, in care of Mark Edwards.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury.

Cornell Memorial Home in Danbury is in charge of arrangements.