Ellsworth, Earl A. Jr.

July 10th, 2009

ellsworthearlEarl A. Ellsworth, Jr., age 79, of Wilmington, died peacefully, Friday, July 10, 2009, at home surrounded by his family.

Born on November 30, 1929, in Boston, MA, Earl was the dear son of the late Earl A., Sr. and Rita (Gelino) Ellsworth. He grew up Dorchester, MA, and was a graduate of Boston Catholic High School. Earl received Engineering degrees from Fitchburg State College and M.I.T. in Cambridge. Earl served in the Naval Reserves from 1948 – 1952.

He married Patricia F. White on July 31, 1950, at St. Patrick’s Church in Roxbury, MA and they were just shy of celebrating their 59th Wedding Anniversary. Earl and Patricia moved to Wilmington in 1959 and raised their wonderful family. Prior to retiring in 1991, Earl was employed as an Electrical Engineer for Raytheon in Bedford for over 30 years. In his spare time, Earl was an avid auto racing fan, a member of the Bay State Midget Car Racing Club, and a ham radio operator (call letters W1 EQM). Earl will be remembered by his family and friends as a hard worker and a devoted family man, he will be greatly missed.

Earl was a the beloved husband of Patricia F. (White) Ellsworth, devoted father of Lynne Marie (Ellsworth) D’Errico & her husband Larry of Tewksbury, Karen Anne (Ellsworth) Colliton & her husband Kevin of Chelmsford, Janet Patricia (Ellsworth) Mahoney of Wilmington, Thomas Earl Ellsworth & his wife Deborah Rousseaux of Wilmington, Nancy Rita (Ellsworth) Blanco & h er husband Paul of Chelmsford, Maria Sarah (Ellsworth) Schacht & her husband Paul of Londonderry, NH, and Paul Patrick Ellsworth & his wife Elizabeth of Burlington, loving grandfather of Leah D’Errico, Anthony D’Errico, Christopher Colliton, Lauren Colliton, Patrick Colliton, Sean Mahoney, Brett Mahoney, Elyssa (Ellsworth) Callahan, Erin Ellsworth, Katelyn (Ellsworth) Lameyer, Thomas Ellsworth, Sarah Ellsworth, Matthew Ellsworth, Paul Schacht, Danielle Schacht, and great-grandchildren Jocelyn Callahan, Autumn Callahan, Brighton Ellsworth, and Brookelyn Lameyer. Dear brother of Ronald Ellsworth & his wife Joan of Southboro.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church in Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Monday, July 13th from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Earl’s name may be made to St. Dorothy’s Church, 11 Harnden St., Wilmington, MA 01887.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Ellsworth, Earl A. Jr.”

  1. Nancy says:

    Dear Dad, no one could have asked for a better father or a better bumpy than you. You will be sorely missed, but always thought of with a smile and a warm heart. I will love you always.

  2. Cindy Kuehl says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your tremendous loss. He was such a good man and he will through all of you. My heart aches for the entire family. Just know that you are all in my prayers-Cindy

  3. Sheila Casey says:


    I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. I know how much you and your family loved him. Just remember you now have a guardian angel on your shoulder watching out for you at all times. I’m here if you need me.

  4. Robin says:

    Dear Tom & Deb, and all of the Ellsworth family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Jean Cole-Labrecque says:

    My sincere sympathy for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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