Elizabeth J. Alden, 96, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Elizabeth J. Alden, 96, Watertown, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 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 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Holy Family Church with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Born April 8, 1922, in Utica, the daughter of Ernest C. and Ellen M. Dwyer Loftis, she graduated from Proctor High School in Utica.

She married John D. Alden on Nov. 15, 1952, at Blessed Sacrament Church, Utica and Mr. Alden died Sept. 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.