Luella M. Ellis
Luella M. Ellis
FAIR HAVEN — Luella Mary Ellis, 89, of Fair Haven, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on June 16, 1923, in West Rutland, the daughter of Vlours and Lulu (Luther) White.
Mrs. Ellis grew up in Hubbardton and had been a longtime resident of Fair Haven.
She had been employed as a waitress, a chambermaid, and packed apples at the Shoreham Co-op for many years prior to becoming employed at General Electric until her retirement.
During her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her loving husband, Leo, selling her baked goods at the Fair Haven Farmers’ Market, watching her grandchildren’s sporting events, attending her brother’s Northeast fiddler’s meets and senior lunches at the Young at Heart Senior Center in Poultney. She also loved to play bingo!
Survivors include her son, Leland “Lee” Ellis and his wife Jan of West Haven; a granddaughter, Andrea Schroeder and her husband David of Pittsfield, Mass.; a grandson, Adam Ellis and his wife Amanda, a great-granddaughter, Aylivia Ellis, and two step-great-grandchildren, Kyleigh and Matthew Grenier, all of West Haven; a sister, Julia Bishop, and brother, Harold White and his wife Barbara, all of Fair Haven; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leo G. Ellis, in 2000; also by two sisters, Maude Bishop and Doris Waite.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Durfee Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church of Fair Haven. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery in Castleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Concerned, 19 Washington St., Fair Haven, VT 05743; or to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, C/O Rutland Health Foundation, 433 West St., Rutland, VT 05701.