Samuel Evan Ellis, 20

Aug 12, 2020

Samuel Evan Ellis, 20, of New Bedford, formerly of Mattapoisett died Aug. 10 at Rhode Island Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Wareham, son of David A. and Cheryl A. (Ponte) Ellis, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.

He was employed by Dartmouth Woods as a well-respected maintenance worker.

Sam was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, class of 2018.

Sam was a car and truck enthusiast who enjoyed working on his car and attending car meets and loved nothing more than his family and niece. He was a friend to many and was always there to help anyone in need. His family is proud that Sam was an organ donor and will change the lives of many families. Sam wanted his legacy to "never die." He will be missed!

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Sophia-Lynn Bechard and her husband Derek of Taunton; a niece, Ellison Bechard; his grandparents, James and Barbara Sullivan of Mattapoisett and Tony and Linda Ponte of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; his godmother and aunt, Julieann Dubois and her husband Leo of Lakeville; his godfather and uncle, James Ponte of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.

He was the grandson of the late John and Esther Ellis and the great-grandson of the late Evan and Gladys Crocker.

His visiting hours will be on Friday, Aug. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. All attendees must wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Attendance at the wake will be limited, so be patient. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sam’s memory may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581 or donate online at For directions and a guestbook, visit