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Elisabeth Brackett Alsberg
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1911
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1986
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

The Boston Globe
Boston, Massachusetts
Oct. 7, 1986
p. 90


Elisabeth (Brackett) Alsberg, active in community and social affiars and an author of articles and books on cooking and other subjects, died of cancer Sunday in her home. She was 75.

Mrs. Alsberg was a lifelong resident of Marblehead. She received a degree in English from Wellesley College in 1932.

She was a past trustee for 12 years of Abbot Public Library, chairman of the Marblehead Bicentennial Commission, member of the Committee on the Town Report, the Committee to Celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of Marblehead and a member of the Marblehead Commission to Celebrate the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.

Mrs. Alsberg was active in local theaters for many years. She acted in or directed over 50 plays for the Tavern Players of Lynn and later for the Marblehead Little Theater.

She founded the Travelwise Agency in Marblehead in 1952 and worked there as a part-time travel consultant after she sold the business in 1964. Mrs. Alsberg escorted tour groups as a certified travel counselor and visited more than 100 countries.

For many years, she taught cooking and lectured throughout New England. She was a regular guest every Wednesday on "Ken and Carolyn," a radio program on WNAC in Boston devoted to sewing, cooking and decorating. She wrote two books, "Everyday Gourmet" and "Everyday Gourmet and Left with a Left Over." She also wrote a biweekly cooking newsletter.

Mrs. Alsberg served as a board member of the Boston Symphony Cook Book committee. She has written regularly for various publications on travel, cooking, world affairs and profiles and anecdotes of Marblehead and Greenwich Village in New York City.

In 1985 she received the Lighthouse Award for "Outstanding Service to the Town" and in 1982 received the Old Marblehead Improvement Association award for her contributions to preserving local traditions.

She served for 30 years on the Altar guild of St. Michael's Church. She also was a member of the Archives Committee and had managed the church restoration efforts there.

She was a member of many organizations, including the Marblehead Historical Society, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Marblehead Arts Association, The Peabody Museum of Salem, The Essex Institute of Salem and the House of Seven Gables.

She leaves her husband, George M. Alberg; three sons, Noble Smith of Marblehead, Michael B. Smith of Rockville, Maryland, and Timothy Smith of Swampscott; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A service will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 9, in St. Michael's Church. Burial will be private in Waterside Cemetery here. 
Family links: 
  Raymond Osgood Brackett (1885 - 1937)
  Ethel Mae Mead Brackett (1884 - 1936)
  Ralph Leslie Smith (1901 - 1962)*
  George M. Alsberg (1915 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Waterside Cemetery
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Mar 26, 2010
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Elisabeth <i>Brackett</i> Alsberg
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Elisabeth <i>Brackett</i> Alsberg
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