1933 – 2011
Thompson – Paul A. Ellison, 77, of Riverside Drive, Mechanicsville, died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Jane (Jewell) Ellison. Born in Windham, he was the son of the late Edwin Ellison and Ruby (Wing) Ellison Dittrich.
Paul was a highly decorated and proud veteran of the Korean War Conflict from 1950 to 1953. He later worked at Pratt and Whitney as a welder, Anchor Glass as a bottle maker, and Woodstock Middle School as a custodian. He was a Free Mason of the Putnam Lodge #46 A.F & A.M. in South Woodstock, and a life member of the VFW Lodge #10088 in Quinebaug. He loved dancing, playing cards, bingo and going to the casino. He enjoyed making jigsaw puzzles and watching the birds. He was an expert tree cutter in his day and took pride in his yard full of flowers. He loved to sing and listen to the songs “Lazy Bones” and “You are My Sunshine.”
In addition to his wife Jane, Paul is survived by his children, Eric Ellison and his wife Monica of Tolland, CT; Erica (Ellison) Groh and her husband Larry of Wilsonville, CT; Jean Morgan and her husband Giles of Scranton, PA, Robin Ellison of Danielson, Kirk Kozlowski and his wife Liz of Norwalk, CA, Tami Lombardi and her husband Tom of Bristol, CT; his grandchildren, Corey and Ali Groh, Benjamin Ellison, Kerri and Kyle Connors, Tommy Dumouchel, Deanna, Stephanie, and Thomas Kozlowski, and Nicholas and Chelsea Lombardi; his brothers, Edwin Ellison and his wife Alma of Queensland Australia, James Ellison and his wife Cindy of Glastonbury, CT; his sister, Fsaaam of San Diego, CA; many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends, and his cat Missy.
He was predeceased by his sisters, the late Ellen Crossen of Willington, CT, and the late Doris Durand of Mansfield, CT.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in West Thompson Cemetery, Rte 12, Mechanicsville. Gilman Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com
In memory of Paul, plant a tree or some flowers and enjoy the beauty of nature.