Gloucester — Arnold W. “Arnie” Ellis, Jr., 75, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Massachusetts General Hospital following an extended illness. He was the husband of Hazel (Swinson) Ellis.
Born in Gloucester on January 27, 1938, he was the son of the late Arnold W., Sr. and Alice M. (Martin) Ellis. He was a lifelong resident and graduate of the Gloucester High School, class of 1955.
Arnie was employed for many years as a dispatcher for Boston Towing and Transportation until his retirement. He was formerly a Massachusetts State Trooper.
In addition to his wife of fifty-three years, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Arnold and Karen (Casey) Ellis of Elk Grove, Calif.; four grandchildren, Hilary and Hannah Ellis and Kellen and Jared O’Brine; two brothers, Bertram Ellis, companion of Elizabeth Bergman and Winfred Ellis; a sister, Sheila, wife of Ronald Coffin; a brother-in-law, John, husband of Joan Swinson; sister-in-law, Mary Ellis; his stepmother, Virginia Ellis; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister, Beverly McCarron and brother, Donald Ellis.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held in the St. John’s Episcopal Church at a later date. There are no visiting hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.