Obituary: Elizabeth Cornwall, Institutional Dietician at Wellesley College

Obituary from Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel:

Elizabeth Cornwall, 89, of Hingham, died Dec. 27, 2013 at the Chester River Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown, Md.

She was the daughter of the late Laurance and Florence Cornwall.

Betsy was born in Boston Feb. 15, 1924. She graduated from Hingham High School in 1941 and from Cornell University in 1945 with a bachelor degree in foods and nutrition. Her internship as a dietitian was at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colo. She worked as a dietitian at Cornell until 1951 when she became the institutional dietitian for Wellesley College until her retirement in 1986. She returned to Hingham to enjoy her retirement. In May, she moved to Chestertown to be near family.

Betsy was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Hingham. She was a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild, participating in their kneelers project. She volunteered at the Hingham Public Library and the Hull Lifesaving Museum. In her free time, she enjoyed sailing, reading and bridge.

She is survived by her sister, Priscilla Cornwall Cooper; her two nieces Deborah Williams and her husband Marvin and Eugenia Wootton her husband Michael; her nephew William Cooper and his wife Damaris; her six great-nieces and nephews; and one great, great niece.

Interment private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 172 Main St., Hingham, MA, 02043, Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham MA 02043, or The Hull Lifesaving Museum, P.O. Box 221, Hull, MA 02045.


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