Obituary, Miriam Cornwell

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Miriam Cornwell, 93, a longtime area resident passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021, at Putnam Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, NY. Mrs. Cornwell was in the Army Cadet Nurse Corps in WWII. Her last 10 years of Nursing was at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY retiring in 1995.

Born on October 1, 1927 in Menands, NY she was the daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Faulkner) Hutchinson. On April 25, 1947 in Troy, NY she married William L. Cornwell who predeceased her in 1972.

She received her nursing degree (RN) from The University of the State of New York on in 1977. She later received her BS in Psychology from The University of the State of New York in 1980. Mrs. Cornwell was a member of the Verbank United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, William C. Cornwell of Oneonta, NY and Richard Cornwell of Marietta, PA and a daughter Lois Cornwell of Dover Plains. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Cornwell was predeceased by a daughter, Debra Sue Cornwell; a son, Donald Cornwell; two brothers, Donald Hutchinson and Martin Hutchinson and her sister Lois Root.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Verbank United Methodist Church, 8 N Clove Rd, Verbank, NY 12585. To send the family an online condolence, please visit

Author: Harlem Valley News