Orrin Cummings Pillsbury ’43

Orrin Cummings Pillsbury ’43 died on October 10, 2006, in Braintree Highlands, Massachusetts.

Born on November 13, 1919, in Boston, he prepared for college at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA, and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in January of 1943, he served in the U.S. Army Ordinance Department during World War II from February of 1943 to December of 1945, attaining the rank of sergeant. From 1946 to 1948, he was a partner in Carrigan and Pillsbury Motor Company in Quincy, MA, and then was an assistant sales manager with Ofgant- Jackson Chevrolet in Boston and Cambridge for two years. From 1950 to 1956, he was business manager with Chrysler Corporation DeSoto Division in Boston and, from 1956 to 1958, was a sales manager with William Buick, Inc., in Boston, followed by four years as district sales manager with Renault New England. In 1963, he became district sales manager for the New England region withVolkswagen of America in Wilmington, MA. He was a member of the South Congregational Church in South Braintree, MA, which he served as a deacon for many years, and also as treasurer. He was for many years a Boy Scout troop committeeman. He is survived by his wife,Wanda Garmon Pillsbury, whom he married in 1947; a daughter, Barbara A. Lesenechal of Braintree; a son, Robert C. Pillsbury of Plymouth; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.