Mary Ellen Burroughs Snedeker, died Monday, October 8, 2012 at home in Grovers Mill after a lengthy illness. She was 83. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Richard S. Snedeker of West Windsor, their three children daughter Mary Jenkins Snedeker of Essex Junction, VT, son James Peter Snedeker of Sunderland, MA, daughter Amy Elisabeth Snedeker of Plainsboro, NJ, two grandchildren Laurel Tentindo and her husband Luis of Los Angeles, CA, and Peter Dugan and his wife Angela of Hopkinton, MA and her brother Peter Van W. Burroughs and his wife Nancy of Fort Mill, SC and several nieces and nephews. A 1951 graduate of Douglass College, Mary Ellen had a long career as a School Social Worker in the Pennington and East Windsor school districts. She also worked for the NJ State Bureau of Child Welfare and taught kindergarten at the Chapin School in Princeton. She retired in 1994. She was particularly fond of traveling, and over the years visited over 50 countries around the world. She was a regular supporter of organizations that benefit small animals. Visiting hours will be from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Friday, October 12, 2012 with services to follow at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue in Princeton. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.