Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home Inc.
On-Site Crematory
Richboro: (215) 968-8585
New Britain: (215) 340-9654
Email Obituaries Email

Catherine E. Ellis (Adolor)

Catherine E. Ellis returned to be with the lord on June 17, 2022 at age 87 at Abington Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia, Cathy also known as Dolly graduated from John W. Hallahan High School and was the May Queen in 1952. She was employed at Bell Telephone and Pennsylvania Railroad Accounting Departments before wedding her beloved husband, Joseph Ellis in 1955.

She is survived by her husband Joe and her children; Linda Ellis, Diane Bennett and her husband Dave, Paul Ellis and his wife Donna, and her 6 loving grandchildren; Michael & Keith Bennett, Jamie, Nick, Alaina and Ally Ellis.

Cathy was a longtime resident of Bucks County. She also worked for the I.R.S. and attended Bucks County Community College where she enrolled in classes to become a realtor. As a realtor, Cathy sold homes in the Holland and Yardley areas for many years. She was a member of the Southampton Soroptimist Club and the Holland Lioness Club in the 1980’s. A communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, she participated in the “Aids for Friends” ministries.

She enjoyed fun weekends with friends in the “JSC” club for 15 years. Dolly looked forward to meeting with Lovely Ladies for monthly “Lunch Brunch”. She also went to the Walnut Theater shows downtown with the “Ladies”. Everyone who knew her always said: “What a classy lady,” and she certainly was.

Cathy loved traveling which she did with Joe for numerous years to destinations like; Europe, 34 states in the U.S., various cruises and going to the shore in Rehoboth Beach and Wildwood Crest. Although her favorite were the yearly trips to Aruba for weeks at a time in the winter.

For Dolly, being a Mom-Mom, as she was known to her grandchildren, was her greatest joy. She loved to shop for all six grandchildren, especially when taking the grandkids to Disney World or Williamsburg, VA. She made sure they all had matching outfits. Her and Pop-Pop did not miss a sporting event, show, play, or graduation. They were always there to cheer their grandchildren on with lots of love.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet Catherine’s family from 10:00am, until the start of her Funeral Mass, 11:00am, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 611 Knowles Avenue, Southampton 18966. Catherine’s interment will be held privately on another date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The American Heart Association, Diabetes or Cancer Research.



Send Flowers And Gifts

Service/Memorial Information
  • Morning Visitation

    Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
    611 Knowles Avenue
    Southampton, PA 18966

  • Service

    Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
    11:00 AM

    Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
    611 Knowles Avenue
    Southampton, PA 18966

  • Service and Interment will be held privately

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
    800 Newtown-Richboro Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

Certified Life Celebrants help create a funeral service, memorial service, or tribute that reflects the personality and lifestyle of the deceased. The celebrant personalizes all services by working with the family and loved ones.
CANA An international, non-profit trade association of over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, that create a community of cremation experts.
Supports the funeral service industry by funding scholarships and educational opportunities for professionals and invests in programs that lift up grieving communities.
Offers hundreds of events and programs each year to boost businesses and support leaders for incredible success by offering a wealth of diverse committees, networking and social events, and award programs.
The world’s leading association to support funeral professionals. Provides members with critical information, innovative tools, resources and the professional community they need to serve families, run sustainable businesses and become pillars in their communities.
Offers services that preserve, protect and promote independent family owned funeral homes in Pennsylvania. Provides advocacy, continuing education, information, legal expertise, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of service to families.