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Post  mermaid on Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:23 pm

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By Mary Ann Bragg
mbragg@capecodonline.com

April 10, 2011PROVINCETOWN — He was a street singer, cross-dresser, Red Sox fan and former minister who often sat in front of town hall and enthralled people with his silky renditions of "My Way" and "New York, New York."

Eliot "Ellie" Castillo, 79, died Thursday in hospice care in East Sandwich leaving behind a family he was in the process of reconciling with and admirers who mourned his passing.

"There have been so many people who have come up to me, telling me how much my father has meant to them," said his daughter Andree Clearwater, 58, after learning Saturday that fans were leaving bouquets in memory of Castillo at town hall.

Doctors at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis diagnosed Castillo with pancreatic cancer in mid-February, Clearwater said. Castillo then experienced ups and downs with his health, moving back and forth between the hospital and a health care center in Provincetown. When family members learned the worst news, that Castillo only had a few days left, they moved him into a hospice center.

"It just catches all our hearts," Clearwater said. "We're just so proud of our father. He had a really valiant last 56 days."


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I don`t recall `Ellie.` He`ll be missed by many tho... Good work Ellie ! clap
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Post  Betep on Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:48 pm

A One-Man Gay Pride/ Carnival Parade!
Walked around pulling a wagon with a Karaoke Machine.
I'm pretty sure I have a photo of him from last summer.
Tons of video on-line. Search "Provincetown Ellie"

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Post  Betep on Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:45 pm

From the Provincetown Banner:
Provincetown entertainer “Ellie” dies at 79
PROVINCETOWN —

The well-known local entertainer Eliot “Ellie” Castillo, 79, of Provincetown, died Thursday, April 7, at the McCarthy Care Center in East Sandwich after a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer, only 56 days after he was diagnosed.

A public Celebration of Life service is being planned for May 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Provincetown. A “Tribute to Ellie — An Ellie Palooza” will be held on Father's Day, at 1 p.m. June 19, in front of Provincetown Town Hall, followed by a reception and silent auction at The Crown & Anchor.

For an obituary, see this week’s Provincetown Banner and the obituary section on this website.



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Post  Betep on Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:15 pm

Digging through some photos...
I found this from June 2005.

A trip!




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Post  mermaid on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:42 am

Very much in his/her element.....! Way to go Ellie~wherever you are~
The others sitting around ? just another day in Ptown.

I enjoy seeing people enjoy themselves.
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