Alma Ellise Cummings

b. 19 December 1920, d. 7 August 2010
     Alma Ellise Cummings was born on 19 December 1920 at Ossening, NY. She died on 7 August 2010 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 89. She was buried at Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, Hampden Co., MA.

Alma Ellise (Cummings) McVey Holcomb, 89, of Granby, best known as "Blondie" passed away in peace Saturday, (August 7), at her home with her children by her side. Her final wish was fulfilled. Born in Ossining, NY, December 19, 1920, she moved to Simsbury to start her family, then later to Granby. She enjoyed dancing, family gatherings, watching her grandchildren grow and being a soft place to land for her family, friends or anyone in need. She is survived by her husband, Henry V. Holcomb, Jr; her children: Sheila Shaw and her husband, John Parla, Douglas McVey, Charlene Bellott and John Getz, Lisa Taylor and her husband, John, and Gayle Max and her husband, Douga; four stepsons: Richard Holcomb, Thomas Holcomb, Henry "Skipper" Holcomb, III, William Holcomb; three stepdaughters: Sharon Dimmick, Kathleen Johnson, and Mary Lou Keaton; seven grandchildren: Tammy Larsen, Paul Bellott, Casey Bellott, Dustin Taylor, Chad Max, Carlie Max and Colie Max; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua Larsen and Joseph Nitsch. She was predeceased by a grandson, L. Timothy Shaw; a sister, Charlotte Cummings; and a brother, Irving Cummings. Her family will receive friends Wednesday, August 11, from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby followed by a funeral service at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. A private burial will be in Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, MA.

Lafayette Timothy Shaw

b. 24 August 1971, d. 26 August 1988
     Lafayette Timothy Shaw was born on 24 August 1971 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Charles Lafayette Shaw and Sheila Gail McVey. Lafayette Timothy Shaw died on 26 August 1988 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 17.1 He was buried on 28 August 1988 at Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, Hampden Co., MA.


  1. [S606] Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion 4, page 123.