R. David Ellerson

September 25, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date

Obituaries » R. David Ellerson

R. David Ellerson, M.D., 87, of 1152 North St., Montpelier, died on Sept. 25, at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing. He was born in Amsterdam, NY, the son of the late Harold F. and Gladys M. (Dressler) Ellerson. He married Darragh M. (Miller) Ellerson in 1951. He was a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951, and of the Albany Medical School in 1955. Following his schooling, he then joined the U.S. Army, completing his residency at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He was honorably discharged as a major in 1963. He and Darragh then moved to Montpelier where he worked as a pediatrician until 2000. David is survived by his wife, Darragh; and his children, Deirdre Ellerson and spouse Marie Comtois, Evan Ellerson and spouse Terry Cioffredi and their children, Mateo and Lucia, Mai-lis Ellerson and spouse Miccal McMullan and their children, Rowan and Keara, Alex Ellerson and his children, Rachel and Sera; and his nephews, Eric Engle, Kurt and Chris Miller. A memorial will take place on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at The Unitarian Church in Montpelier, followed by a reception, also at the church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate David’s life.

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