Lois Grace Steinmetz Ellson of Milford, the mother of a Darien resident, died on Tuesday, March 6. Mrs. Ellson, 87, was the wife of William Ellson.

Born on February 14, 1925 in Richmond Hill, N.Y. A former Long Island resident, Mrs. Ellson also lived in numerous Connecticut towns. She graduated from Queens College in 1945, where she later taught speech, and received her master's degree from Columbia University in 1947.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Ellson is survived by her children, Judith Ellson Sinche, and husband Robert, of Darien, Laurel Ellson of Milford; grandchildren, Greg and Samantha Sinche of Stamford, Lindsay, Genevieve and Jillian Martinez of Milford, Daniel Ellson of Los Angeles, and Rebecca and Elizabeth Ellson of Columbus.

Calling hours are Saturday, March 10, 9-10:30, at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford 06460. A prayer service will follow at 10:30 with the Rev. Adam Eckhart officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067.