David ”Dave” B. Ellis Sr. 81, a life-time resident of Fitzwilliam, died on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Keene Center Genesis in Keene. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a brief period of declining health.
David was born the son of the late Hilda Ellis and Aarno Hill Sr. on January 10, 1938 in Worcester, MA. He was educated in Winchendon where he attended various schools.
On Friday November 13, 1959 he exchanged vows with, Beverly Clapp at the Congregational Church of Fitzwilliam. They were married with friends and family in attendance. Sadly, Beverly passed on April 22, 2008 after fifty-eight years of marriage.
He was employed at FAMM Steel in Rindge as a truck driver for twenty years before retiring in 2005. Prior, he had worked at Raython Co. and D. D. Beans & Sons Co in Jaffrey in the 1960’s and 70’s. He was also a part time Police Officer and Volunteer Fire Fighter for many years in Fitzwilliam.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Trips to Pittsburg, NH. Riding motorcycles with his sons. Going camping with his family and friends. He also loved being a truck driver. Dave was a former Board of Director for the Meadowood County Area Fire Dept.
Mr. Ellis is survived by his two sons; David B. Ellis Jr. and his wife Lynn of Troy and Scott M. Ellis and his wife Kellie of Keene. His brother, Aarno Hill Jr. of Troy. His sister in law, Anita Clapp of Gardner, MA. His eight grandchildren; Jillian Ellis, David B. Ellis III, Miranda Ellis, Jordan Blake, Melanie Ellis, Nick Ellis, Nonie Brailey and Schauntel Duhaime. His nine great grandchildren. In addition, he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Dave is pre-deceased by his grand-daughter, Jessica Green who passed on, March 23, 2016 and companion Regina Whitcomb, who passed in November 2016.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 6 to 8pm. A celebration of life service will occur on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10am. all in the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in the family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery, Royalston Rd. Fitzwilliam, NH. 03447. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of David B. Ellis Sr. to: New Hampshire Fish and Game, ATTN. Business Division, C/O Hunter Education, 11 Hazen Dr. Concord, NH. 03301. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com