Donna Ellis of Westford, MA

1932 - 2021


December 7, 2021
3-4 PM
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA 01863


December 7, 2021
4 PM
Dolan Funeral Home

Donna Ellis, 89, of Westford, MA passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Arthur “Jack” Ellis.

She was born in Neoga, Illinois on September 25, 1932 to parents the late Blanche (Layton) and Kermit Beals.

She graduated from Neoga High School with the class of 1950.

Donna was an avid golfer and also loved playing bridge.

Donna is survived by a son, Michael and his wife, Patricia Ellis of Westford, MA, grandchildren, Michael (Kristen) Ellis, Zachary (Maggie) Ellis, Kate (Jon) Gower, Matthew (Chelsey) Ellis, Rebecca (Josh) Lawter, and Dana (Josh) Cote, a son-in-law, William Leeder, eight great-grandchildren, nephews Jackie (Camille) Beals, Gary (Marianne) Beals.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Carla Leeder and a brother Carl “Jack” Beals.

Visitation Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 3-4 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 4 PM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd. Waltham MA 02452. Funeral Arrangements by DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

2 Condolences for Donna Ellis of Westford, MA

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    Rosalie Blum


    Donna was a wonderful, funny, bright member of our bridge group and an excellent player. We miss her very much. It was an honor to know her. Condolences to her family.

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    Mike Kirk


    Jack and Donna were great friends of my mom, Carole Ulmer. She stayed in touch with Donna almost to the end of her long life. I hope they are all in heaven catching up.
    My deepest sympathies to Mike and his family

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