Ernest Cornish, 85, Naval Veteran, Retired Postal Worker

ASHLAND – Ernest Durkee Cornish, 85 of Hopkinton, former longtime resident of Ashland passed away Sun. Dec. 1, 2019,  after a period of declining health.

Ernest worked as a US Postal worker and sorter retiring in 1997.

He served his country honorably in the Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Maury and USS Dionysus from 1952-1956.

Cornish is survived by two daughters; Eileen Fialkow and her husband Stuart of Framingham, MA; and Lori Miller and her husband Marc of Austin, TX; 4 grandchildren; David and Aaron Fialkow; Eric and Michael Miller; 8 great-grandchildren, longtime partner, Ann Diana, brother of the late Phyllis Hawley, and former husband of the late Lillian (Howland) Cornish.

 A funeral service will be celebrated Sunday Dec. 8 at 5p.m. in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street in Ashland.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 3:00-5:00 PM prior to the service in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ernest’s name to VFW Post 2331, 311 Pleasant St. Ashland, MA 01721


Photo courtesy

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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