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Obituary of Elizabeth P. Ellis
Elizabeth P. Ellis, 93 of Old Saybrook, passed away at Connecticut Hospice in Branford on Friday, March 18th, 2022. Elizabeth (Betty) was born in Baltimore MD, on January 5th 1929 to the Late Wendell and Dorothy Burr. Betty was pre-deceased by her brother Richard Burr and is survived by her brother Kenneth Burr. Betty is also survived by her son Bruce K Ellis, his partner James E. Pollowitz, her daughter Beverly J. Loukas, grandsons Jason and Shane Loukas and great grandson James Loukas. After Baltimore, Betty and family moved to Springfield, MA where she graduated from High School. Betty spent many summers at their family home at Groton Long Point where she enjoyed sailboat racing, swimming and various summer activities. Betty was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus on Medical Technology. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. During her college years she met and later married John. G. Ellis, loving spouse of 69 years. After College the couple moved to Chicago IL. They later moved to Castleton NY and then to their final home in Old Saybrook, CT. Betty thrived in her role as a mother, spouse and homemaker. She was an avid gardener with an emphasis on growing a variety of vegetables and fruit producing plants, as well as flowers. Betty’s love of reading included fostering her knowledge about financial matters and investing. As a child, Betty was an athlete and won numerous trophies in swimming and running competitions. Her interest in athletics was life-long and she was a fan of professional sports teams, especially those from Boston. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Mar 22 at 11AM at the Riverside Cemetery, 59 Sheffield St., Old Saybrook, CT. To share a memory of Betty or send condolences please visit www.rwwfh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to Valley Shore Animal Welfare League, 647 Horse Hill Road, Westbrook CT 06498, would be greatly appreciated.