Willis Ellis Hartshorn III, a former resident of the Southport section of Fairfield, died Nov. 21, 2010, at age 82.

He loved music and was an avid piano player.

He was the husband of Deirdre and father of Willis Ellis IV (Patricia), Julia, Elizabeth and Jonathan (Sarah); grandfather of Anne, Peter, Halle, Claire and Liam.

A private funeral service is planned Dec. 11 at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield.