|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1922|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 2005|
Elsie Benita (Garlick) Cummings Albro of Onset died surrounded by her loving family Monday July 11, at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
Born September 13, 1922 on Kenwood St. in Providence, RI.
She was the daughter of the late Raymond A. and Hazel B. (Gates) Garlick.
Graduated from Cranston High in1940. Attended Graceland College in Lamoni, IA and graduated from Rhode Island College of Education in 1944.
Married Berton C. Cummings in 1948 and resided in Foxboro, MA for over 40 years, and raised 7 children there. Her husband Bert preceded her in death in 1981.
She married Donald B. Albro on July 4, 1991 and resided in Nauvoo, IL for 9 years before retiring to Onset, MA in 2000.
After graduating from RICE, Elsie did her student teaching and accepted a position as an elementary school teacher in Cranston, Rhode Island prior to her marriage. She also tutored for many years through the Foxboro Public Schools. She was a member of the Foxboro and Sharon Fire Women's Auxiliaries. She was a former Girl Scouting leader in Foxboro. She was active in the Community of Christ Church all her life, where she served as an Elder and was recently a member of the Pastorate Team of the Onset Congregation. Some of her many responsibilities over the years included: Sunday School Teacher, Christian Education Director and summer children's program Director for the Southern New England District. While living in Nauvoo, Elsie worked at the historic Red Brick Store (a reconstruction of an 1843 General Store). She enjoyed oil and watercolor painting and was active in the Onset Creative Arts Association, as a board member, teacher and volunteer.
Elsie adored each member of her large family. She crocheted baby blankets for many she traveled around the country visiting friends and family.
Elsie was the devoted mother of Capt. Berton C. Cummings Jr., Foxboro Fire Dept. (retired) and his wife Wendy, Fire fighter Merlyn L. Cummings and his companion Dorothy Palm, Fire fighter Alan R. Cummings and his wife Patricia, JoEllen McNamara and her husband Foxboro Fire Chief Gerald F. McNamara, all of Foxboro, Sharon Dept. Fire Chief Steven O. Cummings and his wife Sandra of Mansfield, Judy L. Cummings Boomhower and her husband Robert of Foxboro, and Peter A. Cummings and his companion Eric Allen of Providence. She was also a loving mother of Don's three children; Douglas C. Albro and his wife Diane of KS, Candace L. Albro Grey and her husband Kent of IA and Jeffery R. Albro and his wife Jill of TN. Sister of Leonard D. Garlick and his wife Ellen of MO. Former mother in-law of Katherine Cummings of Foxboro, Patricia Cummings of FL and Sandra J. Albro of TN. Also survived by 26 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by Robert A. Cummings.
Family and Friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Friday July 15, from 1-4 and 7-9 at the Roberts & Sons Funeral Home 30 South St. Foxboro.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in Elsie's memory may be made to the Onset Creative Arts Assoc. C/O Kathy Cook, P.O. Box 1566 Onset, MA 02558 or Outreach International P.O. Box 210 Independence, MO 64051.
A Funeral service will be held on Saturday July 16, at 10 am at Bethany Congregational Church, 3 Rock Hill St. in Foxboro. Interment to follow at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
Knollwood Memorial Park
Created by: Doris Albro
Record added: Jul 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39329577