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Eleanor Olson

Eleanor Elizabeth "Ellie" Olson (Carey)

September 29, 1934 - November 3, 2020
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Obituary

Eleanor E. “Ellie” (Carey) Olson, 86, a longtime resident of Westford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Richard E. Olson with whom she shared 68 years of marriage.

She was born on September 29, 1934 in Brighton, MA, and was a daughter of the late Paul and Gladys (Drew) Carey.

Ellie was a graduate of Arlington High School with the Class of 1952, where she met her soulmate and future husband Richard. She studied stenography and became a secretary at New England Mutual after graduation. She also worked at McLean Hospital before moving on to work for Raytheon as a stenographer for a group of engineers. From there she was the parish administrator for Trinity Lutheran Church for 17 years before retiring early in 1992 to care for her first grandchild. Eleanor loved being a mother and a grandmother. She enjoyed making clothes and bedspreads for her daughters and granddaughters. She made bears, and crib quilts. She enjoyed watercolor painting with her husband and singing in the Trinity Lutheran church choir. Ellie was very spiritual and held a quiet but strong faith. She and her husband were speakers for the Lutheran marriage encounter group, and spoke around the country including St. Olaf College in MN. They took pilgrimages to see the Passion at Oberammergau, Germany. She and her husband wintered at Sun and Fun Motor Home Resort in Sarasota, FL. They enjoyed square dancing with the Westford Wheelers and Littleton Sixteen Footers. Ellie lived by her lists, organizing family life and especially the holidays. Most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her family.

In addition to her loving husband, Ellie leaves her children; Richard L. Olson and his wife Jean of Pelham, NH, John R. Olson and his wife Denise of PA, Sharon E. Spanos of Westford and her former husband Philip Spanos of Littleton, and Donna J. Olson of CA, her brother-in-law; Herbert J. Olson of NH and grandchildren; Nicole, Erik, Amanda, Sven, Erika, Jamie, Hillary, Yoda, and Onyx, and her sister;

Jeanne Conneely and her husband Bert, her Godchild Danny, and her sister-in-law Carol Carey of ME.

Eleanor is predeceased by her brother Paul J. Carey Jr., and siblings-in-law Roy A. Olson and his wife Sylvia, and Shirley Olson as well as Richard’s parents John and Ingeborg Olson.

Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFRD. Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately. Memorial Donations may be made in Eleanor’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    November 6, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    November 6, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    Address
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately.

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Posted at 09:01am
In loving memory of our wonderful Auntie Ellie. She welcomed all and made everyone she met feel special. Much love from your Delaplace cousins

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Donna Olson Posted at 02:03am

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Carol Carey

Posted at 09:40pm
My dearest sister Ellie will be forever in my heart and will miss her terribly. She is now with her brother Paul, my husband.

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Donna Posted at 06:40am

Beautiful Carol. Thank you so much. xox See you soon.
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Leslie Whiting-Poitras

Posted at 01:07pm
So sorry to hear. I am thinking of you all. I know it was a hard journey. May God's peace be with you. Leslie Poitras
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Marcia Wilkie

Posted at 09:34am
I can still picture her walking down the center aisle of Trinity Lutheran Church with the full choir, including Rich and daughter, Donna, at the beginning of the Christmas Eve service, when I would go east to spend the holidays with my parents. Our parents were all such good friends and spent many happy hours and adventures together. Ellie always had a warm smile and hug for me. Angels of love, welcome her home. And, I think my mom was there, at the gate, with a luggage cart, to welcome her to heaven.
 

Donna Olson Posted at 09:20pm

beautiful Marcia. how are you and your family doing. i'm breathing a relief right now for our country and glad mom is no longer suffering.
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Donna jeanne Olson

Posted at 06:52am
This tree will be planted in the forest in the loving memory of mom Ellie Olson and grow its' roots deep into the earth; it lives here in her honor.
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