August 22, 2018
Elizabeth J. Alden, 96, of Watertown passed away Wednesday morning, August 22, 2018, at Samaritan Summit Village. Her family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the 2nd floor staff for the care and compassion they gave to her.
Her funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church on Monday, August 27, at 11AM with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Elizabeth was born in Utica on April 8, 1922, daughter of Ernest C. and Ellen M. Dwyer Loftis and she graduated from Proctor High School in Utica. On November 15, 1952 she married John D. Alden at Blessed Sacrament Church, Utica and Mr. Alden died September 1, 1979.
She worked for NY Central Railroad as a secretary from 1940 to 1952. After her marriage she raised their children and in 1972 she began working for the House of the Good Samaritan in the Personnel Department as a secretary until her retirement in 1986. She was a woman of strong faith. Elizabeth was a communicant of Holy Family Church and volunteered many years for the Sisters of the Precious Blood and was a member of its auxiliary.
She is survived by her four children, Michael P. Alden and wife, Donna, Henderson, Nancy M. Cleary, Glen Park, Christine A. Hibbard and husband, Gary, Glen Park, and Paul T. Alden, Ogdensburg; seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and one great great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Elizabeth was predeceased by her son, Daniel E. Alden, and three siblings, John E. Loftis, Jean McCraith, and Agnes DuLac.
In lieu of flowers, her family wishes donations in her name to the Sisters of the Precious Blood, 400 Pratt St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.