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Kay Ellis

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Oct 22, 1950 – Mar 2, 2016 (Age 65)


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Campbell Funeral Home Obituary

Kay (Bonaventura) Ellis, 65, of Gloucester passed away at home on March 2, 2016 after a yearlong battle with ovarian cancer. Kay was the loving wife of Tom Ellis whom she shared 37 years of marriage. Kay was born in Beverly, MA on October 22, 1950 to the late Louis and Margaret (Larkin)...

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dear tom and family you do not know me my name is rita and the last time i was on your sailing vessel 4 years ago i spoke with your wife i told her i had breast cancer had major sugrey and was on chemo and i needed this sail to feel alive and hopeful kay was very kind to me i will always remember her. i just found out of her passing again sorry for your loss

Tom, I sorry hear of Kay's passing. My thoughts and prayers with you your family

Dear Tom and Family,

I've just learned of Kay's death, and I am so sad for you and your entire family. Kay was always a warm and welcoming presence whenever I signed up for a sail these past few years. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Tom and family.. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.. Remember our first meeting With Kay..as she was strolling the boulevard with the sandwich board...always a cheery smile..

Ive known tom my whole life and met kay when she came into toms life,she was the great dame of the sea,she will always be remembered as part of the Gloucester lure.We loved tom and kay.Im in Arizona till the first of april and will miss the memorial,but my heart and payers are with the Ellis family.Keep the wind in your sails.John & Kathy Nicastro

She graced our shores with love, laughter, kindness and a very positive presence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To Tom and the entire "Ellis Clan", I'm deeply saddened to hear of Kay's passing. She was such a renaissance woman, and her spirit will sail on with every schooner I see.

Our condolences and prayers for the Ellis Family on their loss.

John and Eileen Crowley-Sailed on Thomas E. Lannon

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Kay's smile and her positive energy. She will be missed!