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Beatrice A Ellis

October 20, 2019

Obituary

Beatrice Agatha Alleyne was born January 11, 1928 in the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Daughter of the late Delcina (Thorne) and Joseph Nathaniel Alleyne, Beatrice recently of Hamden and West Haven, Connecticut by way of Washington State, and originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, left her mark wherever she lived.  Beatrice was the sixth child of seven siblings.  On October 20, 2019, at 3:50 AM, God in His wisdom and mercy, sent His Angel to return to Him the soul of Beatrice.

Educated in Cambridge, Massachusetts school system Beatrice attended a completed Public School.  Post-high school she completed vocational training where she specialized in textiles arts with a special emphasis on sewing & design.  She was employed in a variety of industries including retail, food, and educational services; always providing high-quality customer service in retail, college cafeteria & catering services, and other venues.  During her years of employment Beatrice was a dedicated worker who made significant lastly friendships with her colleagues from all walks of life.  Her greatest professional pride came from self-employment as an outstanding seamstress.  More than an ordinary seamstress, she had an eye for fashion, flare, and design.  She tailored clothes for females and males & for adults and children alike, designing and dressing them in the latest and most complimentary fashions.  Beatrice was a true entrepreneur in her own right.  She designed and coordinated several outstanding fashion shows which showcased her special talent.  Beatrice had varied interests and hobbies (including gardening, decorating, and crafts).  She became talented in ceramics and made precious keepsakes for many family members and friends.

A devoted wife, Beatrice and Francis Rudolph Ellis married on April 5th, 1960.  Beatrice passionately loved Francis who she fondly called “Ellis” and he loved her.  They enjoyed each other and family as they prospered through 41 years of marriage.  Beatrice remained devoted to her love; and stood lovingly by his side through a serious illness until his passing in 2001.  Beatrice is the mother of five wonderful young men: Richard E. Warner, Allen J. Warner, Larry F. Ellis, Gordon A. Ellis, and Roderick C. Ellis, and she held their brother, Clarke Warner, close to heart as another son.  She loved and nurtured her sons and provided them with care, security, wisdom, and, most importantly she gave them ongoing, unwavering unconditional love which helped them become loving, smart, and compassionate men.  Not surprisingly, Beatrice was equally as passionate and loving with her siblings, all her grandchildren & great-grands, nieces & nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. She was a very special mother-in-law providing love and support to all her daughters-in-laws.  Throughout her life, she nurtured and supported several women and men who considered Beatrice their “other mother”.  Beatrice Agatha Ellis was about family & friend unity and love.

Throughout Bea’s well-loved and well-lived life, everyone enjoyed her presence.  Beatrice, fondly called Be-be or Bea by many, exemplified a life filled with love, fun, and joy.  She enjoyed entertaining family & friends & celebrated many special occasions.  Beatrice brightened the lives of many people, although she spoke her mind, she had a sense of humor that kept you laughing.  Be-be was a friend in the time of need who could be called upon for advice, a meal, a place to stay, or just to be present. Beatrice did not hesitate to respond to planned and unplanned calls for help and support with numerous event and projects.  

Beatrice was creative, active, outspoken and feisty, yet sweet, kind, helpful, loving, and encouraging to everyone with whom she had contact.  Her feistiness and endurance remained with her throughout nearly five years of residing in care at the Arden House Nursing Home in Hamden, CT.  Her strong will and strong spirit combined with her care and sense of humor positively impacted lives of other residents and staff alike at the Arden House.

Along with her parents, Beatrice is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Rudolph Ellis; her brothers: Rupert Chesterfield Clarke, George Alleyne, Sr., Victor Clarke, and Cecil Calvin Alleyne (and Betty), and her sister, Vivian Clarke.  Also, her nieces; Virginia Alleyne, Barbara (Alleyne), and Angela Lawrence, and her nephew; George Alleyne, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her sons, Richard Warner (Shirley), Allen Warner (Kimera), Larry Ellis, Gordon Ellis, and Roderick Ellis; her brother, Aaron Alleyne (Hyacinth); her grandchildren, David Collier (Kiara), Nathan Toliver, Kimberly Warner Boone (Thomas), Mark Warner (and wife), Jason Warner (and wife), Kayla Ellis, and Sydney Ellis; and, her nieces, Denise Alleyne, Sandra Wiggins (Adrian), Sonia Briceno (Franklin); her nephews, Michael Alleyne (Colleen), Jeffrey Clarke (Jackie), and Ricardo Clarke; eight great-grandchildren; many great nieces and great nephews; and a host of cousins, friends, and neighbors.  Special mention – Clarke Warner (Mitalene) her son in spirit, April Ellis (a daughter in spirit & friend, and Lisa Ellis.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 29, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Bartholomew's
239 Harvard St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Funeral Service
Tuesday
October 29, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Bartholomew's
239 Harvard St
Cambridge, MA 02139

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