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James "Hen" E. Ellsworth

1944 - 2014 PITTSFIELD James "Hen" E. Ellsworth, 70, of 34 Howard St, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield on Jan. 1, 1944, son of James E. and Mary Londergan Ellsworth, he was educated in Pittsfield schools, was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, and attended Berkshire Community College. He served with the Army during the Viet Nam War. Mr. Ellsworth was employed by General Electric Company where he was an inspector. He retired in 1990 with 23 years service. Mr. Ellsworth was a member and past officer of the SIOGA Club. He was an excellent pool player and ranked No. 1 in billiards. He was a two-time New England Regional Champion and qualified for the Nationals in Las Vegas. He was also an avid New York Yankees fan. Mr. Ellsworth leaves his wife, the former Becky McColgan, whom he married Jan. 15, 1967, in Stephentown, N.Y. He is also survived by four sons, Eugene P. Ellsworth of Pittsfield, James M. Ellsworth and his wife, Sherrie, of Dalton, Shaun D. Ellsworth of Pittsfield, and William C. Ellsworth of Pittsfield; two brothers, Charles J. Ellsworth of Pittsfield, and Peter R. Ellsworth of Lanesborough; a sister, Susan M. Passmore of Turners Falls; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Kelsey, Christian, Lucas, Hannah, William, and Elandro. Mr. Ellsworth was pre-deceased by a grandson, Alexander; by two brothers, William J. Ellsworth and Eugene P. Ellsworth, and by two sisters, Ellen T. Ellsworth and Margaret Durant Ellsworth. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for James "Hen" E. Ellsworth will be held Friday, Aug. 1, at 9:15 a.m. from DERY FUNERAL HOME with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at St. Charles Church, celebrated by the Rev. Peter A. Gregory, pastor. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be TODAY, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The SIOGA Club in care of the Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.



Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 31, 2014
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