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Elizabeth “Betty” (Stone) Ellis, 92, of Manchester, died May 4, 2020. She was the wife of Neil H. Ellis. Raised in Albany, N.Y., she was the daughter of Abraham and Anna Stone. She joined Manchester’s Journal Inquirer in 1967 and became publisher in 1973, one of just a few women in similar positions nationwide. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Deborah Ellis and her husband Adrian Keating of West Hartford, and Abigail Bellock and her husband William of Manchester; her grandchildren, Emily Bellock, Jonathan Bellock, Eliza Bhargava, and Samuel Bellock; her great-grandchildren, Jane and Samuel Bellock; her sister-in-law Blanche Stone; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her son Jonathan Ellis, and her brothers Robert and Joseph Stone.

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