Jane K. Ellis, 93
Jane K. Ellis, 93, of Rochester, died Thursday, Jan. 24 at Alden Court in Fairhaven.
Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred (Fearing) Kirby. A lifelong resident of Rochester, Jane served the town working in many capacities.
She was the first clerk of town hall in 1956 and promoted to executive secretary in 1966. She also was the first town accountant from 1966 to 1972. In 1972 she worked for the Town of Mattapoisett and from 1980 to 1986 worked for the Town of Fairhaven. She retired in 1986, but after her retirement, she worked part-time for the Rochester Board of Health.
She also served in many volunteer positions in Rochester as a member of the Industrial Development Finance Authority, an election worker and teller, deputy inspector and inspector, and as an assessor.
Jane was a longtime member of the Rochester Congregational Church, and a member of the Sippican Choral Society.
She is survived by her son Alton K. Ellis of Middleboro, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, the late Timothy Ellis, and her siblings, the late George
Kirby, William Kirby, Margaret Benner, Ruth Kirby, and Dorothy Ouellette.
Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the First CongregationalChurch of Rochester at 11 a.m., to be followed by a
light lunch. Internment will be in Rochester Center Cemetery in the spring.
Donations in her memory may be made to First Congregational Church of Rochester, P.O. Box 98, Rochester, MA 02770, the Rochester Firefighters Association, 4 Pine St.,
Rochester, MA 02770 or to the Sippican Choral Society, P.O. Box 709, Marion, MA 02738.
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