Thu, Dec 12, 2013 03:31 PM
KILLINGTON - Ellen "E.J." Willis, 66, died Monday, Dec. 9 at the
Rutland Regional Hospital,
E.J. was born in Boston, Mass. on August 28, 1947 the daughter of
William and Vera (VanDine) Garneau.
She grew up in Monticello, Maine and graduated from Ricker Academy
in Houlton, Maine and Castleton College, in Castleton, Vt. She
worked for Lauriat's Bookstore in Rutland, The Cortina Inn,
Sherburne Elementary School, the Killington Grand Hotel and the
Windsor Central Supervisory Union.
E.J. was an active member of her community serving on boards and
helping out at Killington Active Seniors, the Historical Society,
the West Bridgewater Cemetery, the Sherburne United Church of
Christ (serving as treasurer), and on the Killington School Board
where she was instrumental in getting the new gym built at the
school, and many other community organizations.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Ron Willis, her two
daughters; Charmaine and Whitney, her grand dog Studley, and her
three sisters; Joanne Fontaine, Brenda Garneau, and Debra Griffin.
She is pre-deceased by her parents.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday evening Dec. 13 from 5 to 7
p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Burial will be held
privately in the Riverside Cemetery in Killington and a celebration
of E.J.'s life is being planned for this spring.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Foley
Cancer Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, Vt. 05701
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in
Woodstock, Vt. condolences may be offered by visiting