Edward J. Ellis Sr.

March 5, 1937February 14, 2018

Edward J. Ellis, SR., 80, of South Dennis, died, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at home, after a long valiant battle with cancer. He was the husband of Kathleen L. Ellis for 48 years. Born at home in Marstons Mills, son of the late Arthur M. Ellis, Jr. and the late Mary L. (Duarte)Ellis; Edward was raised in Marstons Mills, graduated from Barnstable High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. Before starting his own business Mr. Ed's Home & Ground Maintenance, he worked for 10 years as caretaker for an estate in Orleans. He ran his business until he became ill 3 years ago. He loved gardening and spending time in Maine. Edward enjoyed going to yard sales and estate sales almost every weekend with his wife Kathleen. In addition to his wife, Edward is survived by his children, Edward J. Ellis, JR., of Harwich, Nathaniel Ellis of Maine, Laura Lee Clark and her husband, John, of Maine, and Mark Ellis of Georgia; Eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his son, Christopher Ellis; and a brother, Francis Ellis. The family would like to thank VNA Hospice & staff, along with Dr. Debra White & her staff, for the care and comfort they provided Edward during his illness A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 17th, at 11:00am, in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Route 134, South Dennis.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 17, 2018

Edward J. Ellis Sr.

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Donna Dubois

February 17, 2018

So sorry to hear of Ed

Kathy Ferrier

February 15, 2018

God Bless "Mr. Kathy" ;) He was a very friendly & comical guy! My thoughts & prayers go out to him & Kathy

Love Kathy Ferrier

The Staff of Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home

February 14, 2018

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.