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