Rochester to celebrate Jane Ellis

Mar 30, 2017
4:30 PM

In 1993, Rochester’s annual report was dedicated to one of its beloved employees. That employee was described as “a friendly, delightful lady who has served the Town of Rochester with enthusiasm and commitment. All residents of Rochester know that employee could only be Mrs. Jane K. Ellis.”

On Thursday, March 30 at 4:30 p.m. a celebration will be held for Ellis to recognize her service at the Rochester Council on Aging. A light buffet will be served.

Ellis has an extensive history with the town. In 1956 she was the first clerk of the Town Hall. In 1966-1969 she was promoted to executive secretary. In 1966-1972 she was the first town accountant. From 1978-1982 she was on the Industrial Development Finance Authority. From 1972-1983 she was an election worker. In 1975-1982 she was a deputy inspector for the Board of Assessors. She was appointed to the Board of Assessor from 1984-1993 and a teller 1992-1993. She was an assessor from 1984-1993. In 2004 she was appointed as clerk for the Board of Health until the end of 2016. She also served on the Town Cemetery Commission, and was, and still is an active parishioner at the Rochester Congregational Church. For many years she also sang in the Sippican Choral Society.

At the buffet, donations will be accepted for Ellis. An RSVP is requested. Call the Board of Health at 508-763-5421.