Gertrude A. Ellison

April 08, 1945
- April 07, 2010

MILO - Gertrude A. Ellison quietly passed away April 7, 2010, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft, with her two daughters at her side. She was born April 8, 1920, in Sebec, the daughter of Stanley and Hazel (Lamson) Dean. Growing up in Barnard, she attended a one-room school house and then later the Brownville schools. In 1933, she married John Ellison, settled in Milo and raised their family. She worked for the families of Maurice C. Horne and Judson Gerrish, and later at Dover Tannery and Guilford Industries. Her greatest joys were her children, and helping the elderly and anyone else who needed her. She found enjoyment sitting on her porch, watching the birds, playing bingo, but most of all listening to her scanner. As a member of Joseph P. Chaisson American Legion Post No. 41 Auxiliary, Milo, for 50 years, Gertie loved to cook, especially pies. Gertie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and aunt. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, J.W.; two sons, John H. and Thomas D.; brothers, Stanley, Parker and Edward; sisters, Nellie and Diana; and sons-in-law, Maurice Hall and Murrel Harris. She is survived by three sons, Dougie and his wife, Mona, of Greene, Bobby and his wife, Tanya, and Louie and his wife, Lori, all of Milo; two daughters, Lana and Laurel, both of Milo; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Dean and Ila Dean; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Lary Funeral Home, Milo, where funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, with the Rev. Michele St. Cyr officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Gertrude's memory to Murrel Harries Memorial Fund, care of Maine Savings FCU, P.O. Box 447, Milo, ME 04463. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

Published in Bangor Daily News on April 8, 2010

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