Cynthia Eldred Haigh

Cynthia Eldred Haigh, 90, a native of Falmouth, died November 17 at home in Falmouth after a long battle with emphysema.

She was the widow of Richard H. Haigh.

Born at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, she grew up in Quissett, the second daughter of Charles and Florence Eldred. In her youth her father was the owner and manager of Eldred’s Boatyard on Quissett Harbor and much of her childhood revolved around the activity at the boatyard.

She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1948.

She married Ralph L. Davis Jr., a summer resident of Quissett, in 1947. The couple moved to Damariscotta, Maine. After having four sons, the marriage ended in divorce.

She was employed by Collins Electric in West Springfield where she remained for more than 20 years. Upon her retirement in 1992 she returned to Falmouth and Quissett. Subsequently she met and married Richard Haigh, a widowed resident of Quissett.

She also served as treasurer for the Woods Hole Historical Museum for many years.

Four years after Mr. Haigh’s death in 2001 she moved from Quissett to Dillingham Place in Falmouth. Because of worsening health issues she relocated to Heritage at Falmouth assisted living in 2018, where she remained until her death.

She leaves two sons, Jeffrey R. Davis and his wife, Janice Davis, of Sandwich and Christopher E. Davis and his wife, Cheryl Davis, of Maine; and five stepchildren, Debbie Dluhy and her husband, Robert Dluhy, of Maine, Douglas Haigh and his wife, Sandra Moreno, of Pennsylvania, Jessie Haigh of California, Alan Haigh and his wife, Alison Smith, of Brookline, and Alison Zaino and her husband, Boniface Zaino, of New York. She also leaves four grandchildren, Sean Davis, Shannon Davis, Christopher Davis Jr., and Jennifer Davis; a sister, Judith E. Cooper; a niece, Amy C. Barry and three nephews, William E. Cooper, Matthew A. Cooper and Douglas E. Cooper.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Sprague F. Davis and Charles H. Davis; her granddaughter Marcia Davis Dunlap; and her niece Katherine C. Heriot.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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