Stephen R. Ellis, 58, formerly of Haverhill, died Monday morning at his residence in Tisbury.

He was born in Boston, July 26, 1948, son of Kenneth E. Ellis of Haverhill and the late Beatrice Eastman Ellis.

Educated in the Haverhill School system, Stephen graduated from Haverhill High, class of 1967. He earned a business degree from Graham College, Boston.

For more than 25 years, he worked at State Street Bank, from which he retired in the mid-1990s as vice president.

A devout Catholic, he once had dinner with the Pope and former President Carter. He enjoyed traveling, antiques and the Vineyard. He resided in Boston for several years, and moved to the Island two years ago.

Survivors include his father; four brothers, Nicholas P. Ellis of Haverhill, Gary S. and his wife Jeanette Ellis of Methuen, David H. Ellis of Vero Beach, Fla. and Michael D. Ellis of Haverhill; three sisters, Kathryn L. and her husband Jeffrey Middleton of Topsfield, Beatrice E. and her husband Syngun Hare of Tarzania, Calif. and Patricia A. Ellis of Bradford; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

His brother, Kenneth Ellis, predeceased him.

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