Tom Ellis celebration of life

A celebration of the life and career of Tom Ellis, a former longtime anchorman at Boston TV stations, will be held at 2 p.m. May 8 in the Plaza Ballroom of the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The gathering is open to the public and Emily Rooney will be the master of ceremonies.

Mr. Ellis, who was 86 when he died Monday, had been an anchorman at WBZ (Channel 4), WCVB (Channel 5), and WNEV (Channel 7), and had been a newscaster at NECN.