– Ella Bridges Cole Newcomb, 101 of 10
Jones Road, Deerfield, died Thursday, July 3, 2014
in Buckley Health Care Center in Greenfield. She was Deerfield’s
oldest citizen, born in So. Deerfield, June 1,
1913, the daughter of Clinton and Ethel Bridges.
Ella was educated in Deerfield schools and graduated from
the former Deerfield
High School in the class
of 1931. She earned her degree from
State College in 1936, now the University
of Massachusetts, Amherst.
She married her first husband, Waldo Cole, they had a son Phillip. While Phillip was young, Ella ran a nursery
school in So. Deerfield next to Fisher’s
Garage. Ella had a long 35 year teaching
career as a 1st through 3rd grade teacher in the Sunderland Elementary School. She met her second husband Herb Newcomb at a
Sunderland Grange meeting and married in 1964.
They made their home in West Deerfield.
She is survived by one son, Phillip Cole and his wife Dianne
of Indianapolis, IN; three step-daughters, Lois Zieper, Jane Drumgool and Mary
Grover, her brother Richard Bridges and his wife Wanda; her sister Ruth Herzig
of So. Deerfield; 19 grandchildren, 17
great-grandchildren and nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1pm in Robbins Memorial
Church, Greenfield with Deb Cory officiating. Burial will follow in West Deerfield
Cemetery. Calling hours at the Wrisley Funeral Home
will be Saturday evening from 5-7pm.
Expressions of Sympathy are available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.