Jane K. Ellis

1926 ∼ 2019

Jane K. Ellis

Jane K. Ellis, 93, of Rochester, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Alden Court in Fairhaven.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred (Fearing) Kirby.  A lifelong resident of Rochester, Jane served the town working in many different capacities.  She was the first clerk of the town hall in 1956 and promoted to executive secretary in 1966.  She also was the first town accountant during that time from 1966 to 1972.  In 1972 she was worked for the Town of Mattapoisett and from 1980 to 1986 worked for the Town of Fairhaven from where she retired.  After her retirement, she worked part-time for the Rochester Board of Health.  She also served in many volunteer positions in Rochester as a member of the Industrial Development Finance Authority, an election worker and teller, deputy inspector and inspector, and as an assessor.

Jane was a longtime member of the Rochester Congregational Church, and a member of the Sippican Choral Society.

She is survived by her son Alton K. Ellis of Middleboro, and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her son, the late Timothy Ellis, and her siblings, the late George Kirby, William Kirby, Margaret Benner, Ruth Kirby, and Dorothy Ouellette

Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at the First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way, Rochester at 11:00 AM to be followed by a light lunch.  Inurnment will be in Rochester Center Cemetery, Rochester in the spring.

Donations in her memory may be made to First Congregational Church of Rochester, P.O. Box 98, Rochester, MA 02770 OR Rochester Firefighters Assoc., 4 Pine St., Rochester, MA 02770 OR Sippican Choral Society, P.O. Box 709, Marion, MA 02738. 

Memorial Service

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 11:00 AM

First Congregational Church - Rochester
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Donations

First Congregational Church of Rochester, P.O. Box 98, Rochester, MA 02770 OR
Rochester Firefighters Assoc., 4 Pine St., Rochester, MA 02770 OR
Sippican Choral Society, P.O. Box 709, Marion, MA 02738.

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Jane K. Ellis

1926 ∼ 2019

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