Gladys  Cushing


Gladys Cushing, 92, of Willsboro, passed away Tuesday May 21, 2019. She was born April 6, 1927, daughter of George and Mabel (Phelps) Sayward.
She married Edward "Bud" Cushing Oct. 28, 1944, and spent more than 60 years as his partner on their dairy farm, until they sold their Holsteins in 2001. Bud passed away in November 2011, two weeks after their 67th wedding anniversary. Gladys was a devoted wife, homemaker, and full-time mother. Everyone who knew her loved her. Everyone who loved her will miss her very much...
She is survived by her children: James Cushing, Phyllis and Allen Sloper, Douglas and Cathy Cushing, Faye Cushing, Thomas Cushing Sr., JoAnne and Guin Zillman; her grandchildren: Andrew and Lee Sloper, Travis and Josh Palmer, Karen Cushing Stark, Kimberly Cushing Seigfred, Kevin Cushing, Thomas Chushing Jr., Tyler Cushing, Guin Zillman Jr.; her great-grandchildren: Brandon Sloper, Ashley Poulson, Lee Jr. and Kelsey Sloper, Jaydyn and Abigail Palmer, Wyatt Palmer, Caleb and Brielle Pontti, Hunter and Ella Seigfred, Joanna and Kaylee Cushing, Paityn and Edward Cushing; and four great-great-grandchildren: Trinity, Easton, and Briggs Sloper and Liberty Poulson. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Theresa Knaupp, also many nieces and nephews who will never forget their Aunt Gladys. Her grandson Michael Zillman died in 2018, her great-grandson, Bryce Edward Palmer died in 2008. Gladys is also predeceased by eight brothers and two sisters.
Many thanks to her wonderful caregivers at the Essex Center in Elizabethtown who made this last year of her life very special.
There will be no calling hours or services. A celebration of our mom's life will be held at a later date when all generations of her family can travel here to share their memories of her.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street, Elizabethtown.
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Published on May 22, 2019
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6 posts

Rebecca I Mitchell
May 29, 2019
sorry to all you kids for the loss of your mother
Liz Mahoney and girls
May 24, 2019
We are all saddened by your loss. Grandma Cushing always treated us like family and will be missed. She was so very special to so many.
Norma Goff
May 24, 2019
Gladys was a special lady, always friendly, hard working and dedicated to her family! Tiny, only in size, but large in the love she lavished on others.
Rick Sayward
May 23, 2019
What a wonderful woman, she was always kind and caring I remember her coming to see Grama Sayward, and how kind she was to her mother. She will be greatly missed by myself and my family. Aunt Gladys is now with her Mother, Father and all her brothers and sisters. God bless Aunt Gladys she was a true saint.
Maureen and Terry Barber
May 23, 2019
Mrs. Cushing was the epitome of a devoted wife and mother. Everyone who knew her loved her for her kind and gentle ways. Heaven now has a very special angel looking over us, and Bud has his beloved partner with him once again.
Tom Stuart Sr.
May 22, 2019
Doug, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our condolences to your family.