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Ann M. Ellis

Rochester, NY:  On the morning of February 4th, 2018 Ann M. Ellis was taken home by the Angels , she was 82 years old.  Ann had a tremendous spirit and was a very active member of Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, thus also believing that ” Hope Matters”.  She carried with her a love and a gift of music throughout her life playing the piano , the harp and also was graced with a beautiful voice. She was a source of inspiration to many.

Ann is survived by her brother Clifford W. Mellor ( and wife Marjorie ), her daughter Kimberly, and her daughter in law Colleen Ellis, as well as her two grandchildren Ryan Ellis and Sarah Ellis.  She was proceeded in death by her Mother Helen M. Mellor, her father Clifford H. Mellor and her beloved son Christopher Ellis.  Services will be held at Irondequoit Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 11th at 4:00pm, with a short reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers please donate in Ann’s memory to the Cancer organization of your choice.

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  • Ann will be missed and long remembered for her spirit, her courage and her gift of music.

    - Mary Lou Reardpon
  • So sorry for your loss
    You are in my prayers

    - kathleen Cullen
  • I will miss her dearly. She was a comfort to me during my own breast cancer journey and also all the ladies she met at the BCCR. I will miss her sharp wit and her contagious smile and laugh. Her spirit which is her music will play on forever in our hearts. She made every day count. <3

    - Ro Jaouen
  • Anne was a true inspiration to all of us at the Brownbag table. She had something to say that always made us feel better and always gave us hope! When she needed help she never wanted to bother any one. I was grateful for the day we spent together for her bladder stent surgery. She had a great sense of humor and appreciated the littlest thing you would do for her. She will always be remembered as a woman of wisdom, wit and hope!! I was blessed to have her in my life! We will miss you Anne! Rest In Peace my dear friend! Love you!

    - Margie micca
  • Ann appreciated every single day she spent on this earth, truly. She knew that living with metastatic breast cancer meant that her life would be shortened and she delighted in all of her “extra” days. I will never forget her presence at Brown Bag at the Breast Cancer Coalition. She made a difference in HUNDREDS of lives, as I sure her family will hear about endlessly on Sunday. Her kindness and concern for others and her commitment to remain optimistic, “I look for the silver linings and keep my eye on the bright side,” even while living with so much uncertainty, was what made Ann… well, “Ann”. She was respected. She was cherished. She was loved. Deeply. May Ann be greeted by her good friends Arlyn and Bea, and may she be reunited with her beloved son, Christopher. And I hope Jasmine is there too.

    - Holly Anderson
  • When we first started going to Summerville Presbyterian Church, Ann came up to us and welcomed us. That was just the start of many wonderful conversations and warm friendship. We loved her spirit and caring demeanor. She was truly an angel on earth and we will truly miss her.

    - Wendy and Jim Marasco
  • I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Ann was a wonderful neighbor on Sagamore Drive.
    I will always value the time we spent together!

    - Vandy Humphrey
  • I had the pleasure of spending time with Ann when she would visit her son, daughter-in-law (my sister) and grandchildren.
    Ann was a pleasure to be around; fun to talk to, a very intelligent and interesting person. My condolences to your family. You are all in my prayers.

    - Kelly Cullen Gentles
  • To the family of Ann Ellis, my deepest condolences. Ann was a kind, sensitive lady with wonderful insight. May she forever Rest In Peace with the angels.
    Barbara Ordway

    - Barbara Ordway
  • Ann lived two houses down from me on Coolidge when I lived there. It was my first house, I was young and terrified. She always made sure that I felt safe and had everything I needed. When I was pregnant and moving she brought me over a beautiful bear quilt. I’m sure she will be missed by many.

    - Jen Wall
  • I visited with Ann at Pluta Cancer Center with my two therapy dogs (Shelties), Kendall & Alex. I loved talking with her. (We joked about how we both had the correct spelling of our names.) She was such a delight and loved seeing the dogs. I didn’t see her often but I will certainly miss her.

    - Ann Lacey

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