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David S. Ellis, 84 years of age, of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Rockland, after a long illness. He was born in Boston and educated in Dorchester schools and at Massasoit College, Brockton. He was a Korean War veteran, having fought in two major battles, Inchon and Chosen Reservoir Battle. He received the Korean Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars. In his younger years, he was a parts manager in the automotive field. Later, he became an employee of the Cambridge School System. He moved to Braintree in the early 1990s. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus Councils in Dorchester and Braintree and was also a life member of the Randolph Disabled VFW and the DAV Post in Braintree and McKeon Post Amvets 146 in Dorchester. He was a member of the Weymouth Lodge of Elks. While residing in Dorchester, he was a communicant of St. Marks Parish. He had a passion for ballroom dancing and bowling. He enjoyed his 7th Division 31st Regiment reunions over the years. He was the beloved husband of Mary E. (Zunino) Ellis, to whom he had been married to for nearly 60 years. He was the loving father of David S. Ellis and his wife Kathleen of Braintree, James J. Ellis and his wife Jamie of Randolph, Mary-Lou Musto and her husband Mark of Raynham, Laurie A. Melchionda and her husband Robert of Braintree, and Karalyn M. Clancy and her husband Richard of Braintree. He was the devoted grandfather of David, Stephen, Katlyn, Christopher, David, Robert, Anthony, Juliana, Corbin, and Veronica. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sister, Clare Shea of Norwood. He was son of the late Sherman and Louise (Murphy) Ellis. Visiting hours will be held at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, Braintree, Friday, Aug. 8, from 4-8 p.m. There will be a gathering at the funeral home Saturday, Aug. 9, at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by a funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree, at 10:30 a.m. Military honors will follow the Mass in front of the church. The burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, will be for family members only. Memorial donations may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481, and/or to the Susan B. , Donation Processing Center, 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 7, 2014
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