Rupert A. Elliott


RUMFORD – Rupert A. Elliott, 86, died Friday, March 31, at his residence in Rumford Point.

He was born in St. Albans on Oct. 30, 1919, a son of Alwyn and Celia (Abbott) Elliott. He was a graduate of Stephens High School in Rumford. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1945, serving in the South Pacific. He worked for the Rumford Falls Power Co. for more than 20 years as an electrical maintenance man, and was also a self-employed woodsman.

He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Rumford Point Congregational Church. He also played baseball for the Rumford Point CAA and the Dixfield Dixies. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and he loved the outdoors. He was musically gifted and sang in numerous groups and played trumpet for a dance band in the 1950s.

He was married in Rumford Point on June 8, 1940, to the late S. Louise Elliot who died in Rumford on April 23, 1995.

Survivors include two sons, J. Robert Elliott of Woodstock and A. Harris Elliott and his wife, Emily, of Errol, N.H.; a daughter, Janice Hillman and her husband, George, of Windham; daughter-in-law, Kaye Elliott, of Rumford Center; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruby Springer.

He was predeceased by a son, James R. Elliott; and 12 brothers and sisters.