Brother Francis Raymond Ellis, C.S.C.December 23, 1936 ~ September 9, 2017 (age 80)
Brother Francis Ellis, CSC, 80, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN. Born and raised in New Haven, CT, he came into contact there with the Brothers of Holy Cross at Notre Dame High School. He entered the Congregation of Holy Cross after high school and made his first profession of vows as a religious Brother on August 16, 1955. During his many years of active ministry, he served as a teacher and administrator at Holy Cross educational institutions in the Northeastern United States; Rome, Italy, and Fort Portal, Uganda. In his later years, he lived at the University of Notre Dame, where he served as a transportation coordinator for Brothers and as the Assistant Superior at Columba Hall. Brother Francis was known especially for his kind hospitality and his vital interest in the history of the Congregation of Holy Cross. On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, services for Brother Francis Ellis will be held at the St. Joseph Chapel of Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Valatie, NY.