John "JEE" E. Ellis

EllisJohn “JEE” E. Ellis

Palermo-John E. Ellis, 65, passed away on July 10, 2021 at Boston Medical Center, surrounded by his immediate family, following complications from a recent surgical procedure. 

He was born in Waterville on April 8, 1956, the son of Myron and Mona Ellis.  John graduated from Messalonskee High School in 1974.

John proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He worked at Digital in Augusta for over 20 years.  John was later employed for the State of Maine as an Information System Specialist. 

John enjoyed fishing, hunting, muscle cars, Harley’s and burning rubber with his Camaro. He was known for his green thumb, being an animal lover, and particularly being Muhammad Ali’s greatest fan.  John enjoyed time spent at home with family, especially time with his grandson, his best buddy. 

He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Palermo.

John was predeceased by his parents and a brother William Abbott.  He is survived by his daughter Melissa Bouchard, significant other Rhonda Fowler, sisters Joan Hassam, Mary Keenan, Wanita Bilodeau, grandson Zachary Bouchard, step sons Chris and Eric Fowler, nephews Derek and Shawn Keenan.  He is also survived by his birth mother Georgean Abbott.

A graveside service will take place Saturday, July 24th at 1pm at the Pine Grove Cemetery Belgrade, with military honors.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society 10 Pethaven Ln Augusta, Me 04011.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.