Irving Ellis, 92

Dec 18, 2017

Irving R. "Bud" Ellis, 92, of Mattapoisett died December 9, 2017 at Brandon Woods of New Bedford after a brief illness.

He was the husband of Helena O. (Cathcart) Ellis.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Alton B. Ellis, he lived in Rochester before moving to Mattapoisett in 1967.

Mr. Ellis was formerly employed by Continental Screw for 33 years until his retirement. He also worked for Denham Construction.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and participated in the D-Day Invasion piloting a landing craft at Omaha Beach.

Mr. Ellis was a member of the Machaucum Club, he enjoyed bowling and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Alton Ellis and his partner Nancy Backus of Middleboro; 2 step-daughters, Paulla Draper and her husband Peter of Mattapoisett and Linda Rogers and her husband Jay Couet of Fairhaven; 2 grandchildren, Joshua Desrosiers and Eric Desrosiers; and several nieces and nephews.

His memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6 at noon in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. His family will receive guests from 11 a.m.-noon prior to his service. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. For directions and online guestbook, please visit

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