In Memory of




Obituary for Ellis Addison Bond

Ellis Addison Bond passed away on April 2, 2023 at the age of 90, at the Togus VA Hospital Hospice Unit in Augusta with his family by his side. He was the son of Ernest and Nancie Sprowl Bond, born at their home on February 21, 1933.

He attended Jefferson Elementary School and Cony High School where he graduated in 1950. After High School he enlisted in the Naval Reserve at Augusta in preparation for being drafted during The Korean Conflict, but also attended Gates Business School in Augusta for one year before enrolling at University of Maine at Orono for two years, prior to being called upon by the draft. While at the University of Maine he became a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Before active duty he had trained at Augusta and Bangor USNR, as well as being assigned to the Destroyer Escort USS Cross. After being called to active duty he was assigned to the Destroyer Leader Willis A. Lee DL 4, a Frigate class Antisubmarine warfare ship, as a radarman. Most of his time was spent training in the Caribbean at Guantanamo Bay doing testing and sea trial runs.

One trip to Europe and Asia were for the preparation of things to come. He was honorably discharged in December of 1956, returning to his recent bride, at which time they had settled in their present home in Jefferson where they have lived for 67 years, and joined the family business known to many as Bond’s Grocery, and later added, with a cousin as co-owner, in the business of Bond Brothers Hardware and Lumber Supply. He purchased the Dow Barn in 1966 from Harold Jones, son-in-law of Harold Dow, for the purpose of expansion of their business adventures.

Ellis was a life member of The First Baptist Church of Jefferson and became active in a variety of associated projects such as the Church Edifice and Preservation, Food Bank and more.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Togus Springs Hospice for their extraordinary care of Ellis during his time there.

Ellis is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Donna Rogers Bond and grandson Austin Bond. He is survived by a son Scott Bond and his wife Diane, of Jefferson, a daughter Stacey and her husband David Morin of Augusta, grandchildren, Addison Cox of Jefferson, Meryl Grady and her husband Jordon of Whitefield, and Avery Bond of Orono; great grandchildren Elena Cox and Sawyer Cox of Warren and Kendall Grady and Jay Grady of Whitefield; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellis’ name to The First Baptist Church of Jefferson at PO Box 921, Jefferson, ME 04348 or The Golden Retriever Rescue League at YGRR, Inc., 110 Chapin Road, Husdon, MA 01749.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the Bond Cemetery, East Pond Road, in Jefferson, followed by a celebration of Ellis’ life at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson.

Hall's of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements, to extend online condolences please visit his Book of Memories at