Camilla F. (Stevens) Cottrell
Camilla F. (Stevens)
Cottrell, 96, of Ipswich, formerly of Pittsfield, died Sunday, May 13,
2012 in the Essex Park Rehabilitation Center, Beverly, following
complications from a fall. She was the wife of the late Ernest Gordon
Cottrell who died in 1967.
Born on a farm in
Potter Hill, New York, the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Whittle)
Stevens, she attended Hoosick Falls High School, and upon graduating
entered Samaritan Hospital in Troy, New York, as a nursing student.
Following graduation in 1937 she and her husband married and began
their family in Pittsfield. The Cottrells moved back to Hoosick Falls
for a few years and returned to Pittsfield for fifty years before she
relocated to Ipswich in 2001.
Mrs. Cottrell was an
excellent seamstress and taught at the YWCA in Pittsfield. For many
years she was employed by Elise Farrar Dress Shoppe in Lenox. She took
pride in her home but enjoyed traveling.
She was an active
member of the First Baptist Church in Pittsfield and the Immanuel
Baptist Church in Ipswich.
Mrs. Cottrell is
survived by two children and their spouses, Steven and Beverly (Baker)
Cottrell of Ipswich, and Natalie and John Gleason of St. James, NY;
five grandchildren John Gleason, Mark Cottrell, Amy Gleason, Bethany
Continuo and Naomi Cottrell; a brother, Elwin Stevens of Troy, NY; a
sister-in-law, Emmajane Cottrell of Hoosick, NY, and several nieces and
Her funeral service
will be held 11 am, Saturday, June 2, 2012 preceded by an hour of
visitation from 10 to 11 am in the First Baptist Church, 80 Main Street,
Hoosick Falls, New York, followed by burial in the Maplewood Cemetery,
Hoosick Falls. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Her work
is done, rest in peace. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in her name may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church
Memorial Fund, 45 Central Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.