ELLIS, Roderick J.
Roderick J. Ellis, 90, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Mary (Culleton) Ellis passed away Saturday, (April 28, 2012) at home surrounded by his loving family. He left this Earth and the world is smaller with his passing. Let us not mourn his passing but celebrate his life. Born April 9, 1922 in Somers, son of the late Roland and Ellen (Johnson) Ellis, he has lived in the Hartford area all his life and in Windsor for the past 55 years. He served during World War II with the U.S. Army. He was a proud veteran who received two purple hearts when wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he was a lifetime member of D.A.V., a member of American Legion and TOPS. Before retiring, he was employed by Hamilton Standard for 45 years as a machinist. He was a communicant of St. Gabriel Church, Windsor, he was active for a long time with the Boy Scouts, a member of the Small Christian Group. In his free time, he enjoyed photography, music, painting, he loved to travel to Ireland and loved everything Irish. He had a great sense of humor and was a lover of life. He is survived by his five sons, Steven Ellis and his wife, Joan of Somers, Michael Ellis and his wife, Susan of Tucson, AZ, Christopher Ellis of Suffield, Patrick Ellis and his wife, Carol of Windsor, and Brendan Ellis of Windsor; four daughters, Sheila Kayser of Portland, ME, Eileen LeFebvre and her husband, Roger of Coventry, Maureen Yonkauski and her husband, Roderick of Columbia, Barbara Symonds and her husband, Michael of Becket, MA; 25 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Culleton of Manchester; and many other relatives here and in Ireland and England.
Family and friends may gather THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012, 9 AM at Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel Church, Windsor. Burial with military honors will be in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Windsor. His family will receive friends WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Carmon Windsor Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to D.A.V., P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, ATTN: Gift Processing. To leave online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.