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Obituary for Jason Albert Ellsworth

Jason Albert Ellsworth, 47, of Broad Brook, peacefully entered Eternal life on Friday, September 22, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. Jason was born April 3, 1976 in Manchester, the son of Daniel Howe and Susan Jenkins Ellsworth. Jason was born prematurely, weighing less than 2 pounds and given a less than 10% chance of survival. He did survive to become a larger than life man who touched thousands of lives through his courage, spirit, joy, sense of humor and especially his music. Jason attended the East Windsor School Systems, as well as Perkins School for the Blind in Newton, Massachusetts. He attended college at Middle Tennessee State University and studied Music Production. While in college, he was a member of The Wesley Foundation, a campus ministry for and led by students, and performed with “The Four Buds” quartet. Jason was a very gifted musician and singer/songwriter who taught himself how to play piano at the age of 18 months. He was an avid fan of all genres of music, but country music held a special place in his heart. During his youth, Jason performed with the Very Special Arts organization which provided people with disabilities an outlet to showcase their artistic talents. Through these opportunities, Jason had the privilege to perform with numerous country artists including The Charlie Daniels Band, Alabama, The Gatlin Brothers and Tammy Wynette, to name a few. He also performed in many famous venues including The Grand Ole’ Opry, The Kennedy Center and The White House. Jason volunteered his time and talents at CRIS Radio for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He sang faithfully in his church choir. He enjoyed performing in several musical productions through the Opera House Players of Broad Brook. Jason enjoyed fine bourbon and a good cigar, and loved spending time with his dear friends at Connecticut Valley Tobacconist of Enfield.

He is survived by his mother, Susan Meers of Broad Book; his sister, Margaret Ellsworth (Gino Cassista) of Broad Brook and his sister Elizabeth Ferolano (Joseph) of Ellington, two nieces, Chloe Cassista and Lucia Ferolano, and two nephews, Daniel and Joseph Ferolano. He was predeceased by his father, Daniel Ellsworth of Broad Brook. In addition, he has been surrounded by a multitude of loving family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, October 14th at the First Congregational Church of East Windsor, 124 Scantic Road. Burial will immediately follow at Scantic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut, 8 Keynote Dr., Vernon, CT 06066. For online condolences, please visit: