Eleanor R. Cuthbert

Eleanor R. Cuthbert died in Bridgton on April 26, 2012. Eleanor was born in 1931 in the Town of Easton, in New York state, the third child of William and Celia Rogers. She was raised on her family's farm with her brother William Jr. and sister Ann.

She graduated from Schuylerville, N.Y. High School in 1948. She graduated from St. Rose College, Albany, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1952. She earned a Master's Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass. She was an Instructor of Nursing Arts at the Brigham and Women's College of Nursing in Boston, Mass.

In 1954, she married Jack W. Cuthbert, a graduate student at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. Together they had eight children: John, Maryellen, Elizabeth, Catherine, Ean, Alison, Evan and Jay.

She was predeceased by her father William, mother Celia, brother William Jr., and son John.

Surviving her are her husband of 58 years, Jack; sister Ann Nussbaumer of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; children: Maryellen Cuthbert of Chelmsford, Mass., Elizabeth Cote of Denmark, Maine, Catherine and Andrew Allman of Newburyport, Mass., Ean and Jenni Cuthbert of Edwards, Ill., Alison Cuthbert of West Newfield, Maine, Evan and Sue Cuthbert of Braintree, Mass., and Jay and Krystal Cuthbert of Windham, Maine.

She loved and was loved by her grandchildren: Michael Cote of Sarasota, Fla., Kelly and Christopher Cote of Denmark, Maine, Johnathan, Nicholas, Alexander, Victoria, and Andrew David Allman of Newburyport, Mass., Jack, Cilana, August and Carson Cuthbert of West Newfield, Maine, MacKenzie and Dillon Cuthbert of Edwards, Ill., Mary and Rose Cuthbert of Braintree, Mass., and Ashlynn Cuthbert of Windham, Maine.

Eleanor and Jack enjoyed traveling the world, including Africa, Russia, Ireland, Europe and South America.

Eleanor and Jack lived for many years in their home in Bedford, Mass. In 1986 they had built a condominium in West Bridgton, where they enjoyed the nearby skiing, Moose Pond, and their many grandchildren who visited them.

In 1995 they expanded the condo and made it their home. She became active in Bridgton and Fryeburg communities, St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Churches, as a member of the Lazarus Ministry, Bridgton Hospital and Cumberland County Prison Ministries.

Visitations were held at St. Joseph Church on Monday, April 30, and at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Tuesday, May 1, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. A luncheon reception followed at the church. Burial will be in the Visitation Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y. on Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m.

Her family is very appreciative of the condolences and prayers for Eleanor and for her children and grandchildren at this time. We also thank the Reverends Daniels, Dumais and Koury for their blessings and guidance.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lazarus Ministry in care of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 857 Main St., PO Box 332, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

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