Sylvia Arlene (Morse) Cushman, 81, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, went home to be with her Saviour from her home in Searsmont at midday March 23, 2021, with family by her side. Sylvia was born Oct. 2, 1939, at home in Northport to Amon and Mary (Lermond) Morse. When the doctor told the family that the newborn baby was a girl, her 10-year-old sister said, “Oh no, another girl.”

Sylvia grew up in Northport, attending school at the consolidated school at Brown‘s Corner. She lived the life of a farm girl, graduating from Crosby High in 1959. She worked in the local industries, Penobscot Poultry and the pants factory as a stitcher. Later, Sylvia drove a big yellow school bus transporting students to and from school in Chichester and Pembroke, N.H.

She met and married David E. Cushman in 1961, son of the large family of Lawrence and Viola Cushman. They lived in Searsmont and New Hampshire, where most of their children were born and raised.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, David Sr.; and children David Jr. and wife Nancy of Searsmont; Timothy and fiancée Michelle of Concord, N.H.; Jeffrey and wife Wendy of Chichester, N.H.; Kathy Mackey and her husband, David, of Nashua, N.H.; and Deborah Roy and her husband, Michael, of Derry, N.H.; 14 grandchildren, Nicholas, Daniel, Tracy, Elizabeth, Kyle, Nathan, Kellie, Jake, Katie, Ryanne, Tyler, Casey, Hailey and Lexi; and 15 great-grandchildren, Darrin, Lillian, Kale, Alexandria, Victoria, Aden, Tabitha, Kane, Chloe, Dante, Cory, Gideon, Gabriel, Kai and Dax. Also survived by sisters Isabel and husband Bob, Annie and husband Dick Cilley, of Belmont; and brothers Raymond and wife Janet, Amon, Jr. and wife Barbara, all of Northport.

Sylvia was predeceased by her parents, by brother Richard Morse, infant brothers Alton, Bernard and an unnamed infant brother, and sister Janette Mary Morse.

Celebration of Sylvia’s life is Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at David and Sylvia’s home after graveside services. She will be buried in Oak Grove cemetery on New England Road amid the final resting place of family members. Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast