Ellen P. “Polly” Hinckley, of Osterville, died August 31, at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born on November 10, 1918 in Lakeville, MA. Her parents were Glen and Eva Perkins and she was a direct descendant of Governor William Bradford. She graduated from Middleboro Memorial High School and Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Polly was one of two nurses chosen to come to cape Cod Hospital in 1940, she did all her nursing there, either on staff ot in private duty until her retirement in 1975.
She was the loving wife of the late and former Barnstable Police Chief Albert L. Hinckley who passed away in 1979 after 38 years of marriage. She is survived by her four children, Glen H. Hinckley and wife Dee of Wentworth, NH, Mary and husband Joseph Mladinich of Cotuit, MA, Dale and husband Michael Rice of Wellfleet, MA, and Thomas d. Hinckley of Haverhill, MA. There are six loving grandchildren; Daniel and Ryan Hinckley of Wentworth, NH, Scott and wife Lindsey Mladinich of Lone Tree, CO, Laura and husband Marc Kowal of Commerce City, CO, Christopher and wife Amanda Rice of Eastham, MA, and David Rice of Orleans, MA. An added joy for Ellen was her three great grandchildren; Owen and Tucker Kowal, and Cole Mladinich. She was always attending their sports and activities.
Ellen loved to travel and did a lot after retirement. Her hobbies were rug braiding, knitting, needlepoint, and especially golf. She spent many years as a volunteer in the transport department of Cape Cod Hospital, at Barnstable Recreation Department for sale of beach stickers and at the thrift shop associated in the Osterville Methodist Church of which she was a long time member. She loved the Red Sox and Patriots. She always felt blessed by having a very supportive family and many friends.
Visiting hours will be on Thursday September 5, 2013 from 5-7PM in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home 3778 Falmouth Rd(Route 28) Marstons Mills, MA. A funeral service will be on Friday at 11AM in the Osterville Methodist Church, Pond Street, Osterville, MA. Burial will be private.