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Cornelia Harrigan Veith

Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Nov 2010 (aged 84)
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 62718121 · View Source
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Cornelia M. Veith, 84, an Old Greenwich resident for more than forty-seven years, died November 29, 2010 at Rivercrest- Newbury Court, an assisted living community in Concord, MA.

Known as Cornelia, she was born on January 29, 1926 in Pittsfield, MA, the daughter of Margaret and Daniel Harrigan.

She worked for several years at the award-winning Berkshire Eagle. Following her time at the Berkshire Eagle, she enrolled in the New England Deaconess School of Nursing and earned her R.N. in 1947.

In 1949, she married Ferdinand S. Veith who predeceased her. After their marriage at Boston's Old South Church, Cornelia and Fred settled in Summit, NJ, where Fred was employed by Pfizer, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY.

She subsequently joined her husband at Pfizer postings in Sandwich, England and Sao Paulo, Brazil. They returned from Sao Paulo and settled in Old Greenwich in 1961.

Cornelia was a long-time member of Riverside Yacht Club. She was a committed member of First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, where she served proudly in the Womens' Fellowship, as a volunteer at the Womens' Fellowship's Rummage Room, in the church leadership and as a member of the Hats Off book club.. Cornelia also served for many years as secretary of the Board of Directors at Hill House, a well-elderly community in Riverside, CT.

She was married to Fred for nearly sixty years until his death in December 2008.

She is survived by daughter, Hedwig Whitney, her husband Thomas Whitney (Falmouth, MA), daughter Pamela Payton, her husband, Terry Payton (Natick, MA), son Craig G. Veith, his wife Sally Veith (Alexandria, VA), and seven grandchildren, ranging in ages from ten to thirty-one.

A memorial service celebrating Cornelia's life will be held in First Congregational Church on January 29, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
Published in the Greenwich Time on December 9, 2010.




  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62718121
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelia Harrigan Veith (29 Jan 1926–29 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62718121, citing First Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .