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Brett S. Ellison

February 21, 1938 May 11, 2023
Brett S. Ellison
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Brett Samuel Ellison passed away peacefully at his home in Preston, CT on May 11th while being cared for by his longtime loving companion, Nancy Newsome. He was the third son of Carl and Birdie (Stanton) Ellison of South Windham, CT.

Brett is survived by his son, Ross Ellison, and wife, Kathleen Ellison, of Woodstock, CT, as well as a brother, Carl Ellison, of Ivoryton, CT. He was predeceased by his brother, Stanton Ellison of Durham, CT. He was the uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Even during his extended illness, he enjoyed drives to Vermont with Nancy for lunch outings. Brett and his son, Ross, would spend weekends visiting the state parks and forests where he loved working as a DEP officer for the State of Connecticut. He was proud to wear the uniform of a DEP officer and spoke fondly about his colleagues.

Brett was quick to laugh and was known for speaking up when his opinions were challenged. Brett maintained life-long relationships with several of his Air Force buddies with whom he served from basic training until he was discharged from the service. Later in life, they met frequently in Las Vegas. Their secrets remain in Vegas.

Brett designed and built a home for himself and Nancy in Preston, CT, for which he felt a great sense of accomplishment. His mechanical aptitude and creativity came together to produce a unique home with a garden and three acres of lawn. The home’s location was strategic to his personal interest, being situated two miles from Foxwoods poker room. He was known to say, “If you’re looking for me, you know where to find me every morning,” where he met like-minded folks to share their time playing cards.

He is remembered as thoughtful, helpful to many, and generous to a fault.

Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday May 17th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect Street, Willimantic, CT. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit

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4:00 PM 5/17/2023 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/17/2023 7:00:00 PM
Bacon Funeral Home

71 Prospect St
Willimantic, CT 06226

Bacon Funeral Home
71 Prospect St Willimantic 06226 CT
United States

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