Ellsworth H. Mead, Jr., of Brookfield, husband of the late Deidra (Drone) Mead, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 20 at his daughter’s home in Oakville. He was born in Massachusetts on June 18, 1939, son of the late Ellsworth H. Sr., and Lucille (Poulin) Mead.
He worked for 36 years as a millwright for Mariano Brothers and was a member of the Local Union No. 210.
Ellsworth enjoyed gardening and building birdhouses. He also loved watching the birds that visited his birdfeeders, or feeding the wild animals that knocked on his door.
He will be sadly missed by his son, David Mead and his wife, Boursy of New Milford; his three daughters, Deborah Newton and her husband, Joseph of NY, Donna Caprio and her husband, Robert of New Milford, and Dawn Mullen and her fiancé, Russell Overton, Jr. of Oakville; his stepson, Lyle Morgan; his thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his four brothers, William, Ernest, Bobby and Ricky Mead, all of Vermont; his four sisters, Betty Mead, Beverly Rockwood, and Maryann Mead, all of Vermont, and Pauline Grotton of New York; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Donald and David Mead; and his stepdaughter, Leslie Gillette.
Funeral Services were held at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, on Sunday, Sept. 22. Cremation will take place at the direction of the family.
Memorial Contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.