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Joyce D. Ellison
1953 - 2015

Joyce D. Ellison, 62, of Ludlow, Vermont passed away July 26, 2015 at her home. Born Joyce Marie D'Errico in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Joseph and Rosamunde (Cianfarani) D'Errico. She graduated from Cranston High School East in 1971 and the University of Vermont in 1975.

Joyce married Frank Ellison on May 14, 1977. Together, they ran Ellison Real Estate on Main Street in Ludlow for 35 years. Joyce was the Crown Point Board of Realtors' Realtor of the Year in 2006 and President in 2009. She also was a lifetime supporter of the Girl Scouts. She was actively involved with Girl Scouts for many years, from being a Girl Scout, to a camp counselor, to a troop leader in Ludlow, and then later in life as the Area Coordinator of the Ludlow and Cavendish troops. Joyce also had a deep love for the ocean after growing up near the beaches in Rhode Island and made sure to pass her passion on to her children.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband Frank Ellison, her daughter Denise Hightower and her husband Richard Hightower, her son Jason Ellison and his wife Carol Ellison, her twin grandsons Trey and Joshua Hightower, her brother Joseph D'Errico Jr. and his wife Teresa D'Errico, and her sister Anne Smith and her husband Alan Smith.

Calling hours will be on Friday, July 31 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Church of the Annunciation located at 1 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT 05149. A private funeral will be held at the Church of the Annunciation, Ludlow, VT on Saturday, August 1. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, Attn: Joyce D'Errico Ellison Tribute, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631, www.ABTA.org. Alternatively, contributions may be sent to the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, Attn: Joyce Ellison Tribute, P.O. Box 10832, Bedford, NH 03110.
Adams Funeral Home is assisting the Ellison Family with arrangements.