Obituary for Charlotte Cornell
Charlotte Holt Cornell, 82, of Cazenovia, NY, passed away at home on January 25, 2018. She was born in 1935 in Newport News, VA. A graduate of St. Catherine’s School and Mount Vernon Junior College, Charlotte spent many years raising her 5 children and was committed to volunteer work for such organizations as Literacy Volunteers and Meals on Wheels.
She is predeceased by her father, Harry H. Holt Jr.; step-mother, Jean E. Holt; and her mother, Charlotte Burrage Holt.
She is survived by daughters, Charlotte Cornell-Simmons (John) of Hendersonville, NC, Catherine Cornell of Fayetteville, NY, Elizabeth Race (Patrick) of Cazenovia, NY, Patricia Cornell of Los Angeles, CA; son, Peter Cornell of Cazenovia, NY; and a sister, Diana (David) Wilcoxson of Danville, CA. Charlotte is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Andrew Simmons, Miranda Lennox, Daniel McKeever, Charles McKeever, Justin McKeever, Conor Race, Keeley Race, Kalista Cornell, and Ronan Defanti Cornell.
A private family service will be held at St. James Church in Cazenovia. Burial will be in Hampton, VA.
Charlotte will be remembered for her love of music, dancing and art.
Contributions may be made to Chesapeake Bay Foundation at cbf.org/donation, to Hospice of Central New York, or to the Arts foundation of your choice.