Antoniette Denise Ellis

  • Born: August 5, 1956
  • Died: March 2, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Antoniette Denise Ellis, 61, passed away at her home on March 2, 2018. Born in Washington, DC on August 5, 1956, she was daughter of James Ellis Jr. and the late Marion (Jefferson) Ellis.

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Antoniette also lived in Orange and Richmond, VA as well as Baltimore, MD before moving to Manchester, NH. She touched lives in every place she lived. Throughout her life, Antoniette worked in various schools helping children as both a school bus driver and crossing guard. She cherished spending time in recent years with her son and grandchildren in Manchester, NH.

Antoniette leaves behind her son, Antonio D. Ellis; her sister, Erma Ellis-Stewart; her brothers, Daniel and Michael Ellis; her grandchildren, Cameron Jones, Amani Rascoe, DeVohn Ellis and Avriah Ellis; her nieces and nephews Sheleta Martin, Daniel, Tiffany, Kiara and Troy Ellis; as well as extended family members and friends.

Calling hours will be Friday, March 9 from 5-9pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St, Manchester, NH.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Can't sleep Thinking of you and your beautiful face ,and loving ❤ heart!Wow just don't get it So blessed and Thankful for the time we really did get to share,you were my "girl"! I'm honored to not only be your friend,but the few months,we literally got to share the days end, with you! I'm just angry i didn't call you like you asked pls forgive me girlfriend! Love you ,from life to death! Xoxo A&F- Brandee Shea (Matthews Mom) Your friend! Thanks to Matthew and you being the, by nature mom ,and caring, loving Crossguard my son was loved by!

Posted by Brandee Shea - Plant City, FL   March 11, 2018


I'm so sorry for your loss,Tony, Tiffany Amani,Devohn,Avriah Sinai You all were her world! She will always be shining down on you. I know for sure, she will continue to be proud of y'all too!! Ms.T ,i will never forget how you opened your door w open arms to my family and I... You are one of a kind! Say hello to coco and baby for us!! p.s why lord? A heart so pure and sweet! You will forever hold a place in our hearts,in God's arms you'll remain! God bless and watch over us all! With much ,much love ,to you and your loved ones! Love ,The Shea's (big matt ,Brandee ,litl Matt and Whisper! I'm so so heart broken and still numb from this news! Rock the heavens and rest easy Ma Dukes! Xoxo.."We are family" ☺p.s my husband is honored to hv left a mark on you ( tattoo! Rip Antoniette!

Posted by Brandee Shea - Plant City, FL - Family   March 10, 2018

Tony, my heart is heavy for you and your family. May prayers and loving concern from your friends help to soften the sharpness of your loss in time.
Your friend Brian Tremblay

Posted by Brian Tremblay - Hooksett, NH - Friend   March 09, 2018


With much love to you Tony on the passing of your dear Mom.

Posted by Honey Amirault - Nahant, MA   March 09, 2018

Always a bright spot in my day seeing Ms. Ellis when I would drop off Boys & Girls Club kids at Gossler Park School and then at Parker Varney. She was always ready to give kids a hug and really cared about her work. I will miss seeing her each day.

Posted by Ken Neil - Boys & Girls Club of Manches, NH - Acquaintance   March 09, 2018

Tony I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by keith Moreau - Coworker   March 09, 2018

I will miss you.

Posted by Nathaniel Turner Turner - Earlysville,, VA - Friend   March 08, 2018

Toni could always be counted on to put a smile on a child's face. Each and every child at Gossler Park Elementary School and Middle School at Parkside knew she was there to protect them and care for them. These children are also her legacy. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and those who she touched.

Posted by Forrest Ransdell - Manchester,, NH - Coworker   March 07, 2018

A sweet woman who always talk about her family but mostly the love for her son. You will be miss my angel Rest in Peace. Until we meet again my friend.

Posted by Latika Greene - Orange, VA - Friend   March 07, 2018

Omg! Miss T ,i don't even know where to start!! You were my son's crossing guard,and loved him as he did you!! We than became very good friends/ football family and More!! You welcomed my family and i into your litl place (lol) very cute and cozy too,as we had nowhere to go and waiting for our new place. We were blessed to share the 3 mnths as a family ,with you ,in YOUR home! The home you made feel like was ours too! I will never,ever forget you or the memories we shared! Your soul so pure and heart full of love, you will be missed and always in our hearts! In God's arms you'll remain. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel,and i know you will be dancing in the sky!! Pls watch over all us who love you!! God bless lady! Mama Dukes , RIP and chill in paradise! Love A&F, The Shea Family p.s" We are family"! Xoxo...

Posted by Brandee Shea - Plant City, FL - Family   March 07, 2018

Erma and family, So sorry to hear of Toni's passing. RIP Toni.
Lois Martin Price

Posted by Lois Price - Clinton, MD - Family Friend   March 07, 2018


Rest In Peace to a beautiful lady you will be greatly missed at Gossler park School

Posted by Katherine shea - Manchester   March 07, 2018

So sorry to the family on the loss of a great woman. She always had a smile and nice words when I saw her. She will be missed

Posted by Michelle Bullock - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   March 07, 2018


Tony, Uncle Jimmy, Erma, Danny, Mike and family. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. May God continue to cover you now and always. We love you

Posted by Karla Ellis-Furbey - Washington, DC - Family   March 07, 2018


I'm so very sorry for you all loss, May God continues to bless each and everyone of you during your time of sorrow...I will be praying for you all...

Posted by Hattie Ellis - Orange, VA - Family   March 07, 2018

Toni I can't believe u are gone u were the best i never worried when u were at Gossler i knew my kids were safe I'm going to miss u forever I'm glad i got to know u

Posted by Charlene Stockton - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 07, 2018

You are in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless.
Mike Furey & Charge Family.

Posted by Michael Furey - Chester, NH - Friend   March 07, 2018

You touched so many lives! You will be missed deeply by all

Posted by Keri-Ann H - NH - Acquaintance   March 07, 2018

May God wrap his arms around your family with love and peace

Posted by Michelle Moire6 - Washington, DC - Family Friend   March 06, 2018

We are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Kerri Furtado - Deerfield, NH - Friend   March 06, 2018

My deepest sympathy, condolences, and sincere prayers are with you family....My Uncle Jimmy, (her son) my cousin Tony D, her siblings, and all who love her.

Posted by Mark Ellis - Clinton, MD - Family   March 06, 2018


Dear Tony and family, I am very sorry for your loss. You have my condolences and will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by James Kirnon - NH - Friend   March 06, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God lift you up and celebrate the amazing person you are. The children at Gosler Park miss you!

Posted by Jodi Damery - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 06, 2018

Tony we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if you need anything. Love The Krugers

Posted by Jaimee Kruger - Hudson, NH - Family Friend   March 06, 2018

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