Marion Ellison

Obituary of Marion Ellison

Marion (Ruff) “De” Ellison, 67, of Andover, passed away on May 3, 2017 after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. She fought her awful disease with determination, courage, and dignity. She was very grateful for the help provided by so many in her family and in the medical community, particularly the many nurses that looked after her. Countless nurses indicated that she was the sweetest patient they ever knew. Gramma De cherished spending time with her beloved grandchildren, Holly and Ryan. She loved joking around with them, making them laugh, and seeing the joy on their faces when she brought them munchkin donuts on every weekend visit. She always looked forward to Easter egg painting, birthdays, and spoiling everyone at Christmas.  She wanted nothing more than for her grandchildren to have fun and enjoy themselves, and would do anything for them. De always held a special place in her heart for her 16 year old loyal companion Beasley, who kept her company in Andover for so many years. De was willing to help anybody that crossed her path. She was the strongest, most giving and loving woman any of us knew.  De graduated from Glastonbury High School and was on the varsity swim team. After 37 years of service De retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft where she provided business solutions support for the Contract Management and Legal Divisions.  De is survived by her mother Carol (Morrison) Ruff of Glastonbury, son and daughter-in-law Barry and Lynora Ellison of Oakdale and their children Holly and Ryan, a sister Elaine Gembala and her husband Raymond of Bristol, a brother Edward Ruff and his wife Angela of Hebron, her nieces and nephew Jennifer Gembala and her fiancé Jonathan Otte of West Hartford, Kristina and Kevin Gallagher of Plainville and their daughter Rileigh, and Eddie and Jeannette Ruff of Manchester. She was predeceased by her father Edward Ruff. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury on Saturday May 6 from, 2-4pm. Funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  For online condolences please visit