Ellen Maria Dragotto of Washington, DC, slipped away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day. She was the loving daughter of the late Nicholas and Eleanor Dragotto. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on December 3, 1960, she was a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School, the University of Scranton and George Washington University.
She started her career in international development with the U.S. Environmental Training Institute in Washington, DC in 1994. In 2001, she joined the U.S. Agency for International Development. She dedicated her life to help improving the lives of the less fortunate.
She is urvived by one sister, Ann Marie Weer, Goldsboro, Maryland and three brothers, Francis Dragotto, Princeton, West Virginia, Edward Dragotto, Peckville, Pennsylvania and James Dragotto, Archbald, Pennsylvania, seven nieces, two great-nephews and three god children. She was preceded in death by her nephew and godson, Anthony Dragotto.