The Rev. Mason Blair Ellison

The Rev. Mason Blair Ellison

Passed on Sunday, 28 January 2018
The Rev. Mason Blair Ellison, who served in ministry for 50 years, died on Jan. 28, 2018.  He was 94.

The Rev. Ellison was ordained on November 20, 1957 after having graduated from the New York Theological Seminary. He served as pastor at the Community Chapel of West Glens Falls, NY, Meriden (NH) Congregational Church, and Broadview Community Church in Hartford, CT.  He wrapped up a 50 year career in the ministry by serving as the Pastoral Care Minister at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford. Mason was a lifelong donor to the American Red Cross (131 pints) and worked with many colleagues from the Elmwood Community Church on numerous "work days" with Habitat for Humanity in Hartford

The Rev. Ellison was born at Hartford Hospital, son of Benjamin and Fannie Ellison. Mason grew up in Elmwood CT, and graduated from William. H. Hall High School in 1941. He met his wife Roberta (Mason) Ellison while growing up in Elmwood. They both attended the Elmwood Community Church (ECC) as kids, and were confirmed as members when they were teenagers. They were married at this church on May 18, 1946, just a short time after Mason completed his WW II service in the Navy. They spent 68 years together until Roberta passed away in 2014.

A Memorial Service was held on February 10 at the Elmwood Community Church, West Hartford, CT.

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