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Elsie A. (Johnson) Carlson

Hingham, Elsie A. (Johnson) Carlson, age 95, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Harbor House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Elsie was born in Aland, Finland to the late Carl E.A. and Gertrude (Winter) Johnson. She was raised and educated there and immigrated to the United Sates as a young woman. She had lived in Hingham for several years and in Quincy for most of her life. She also enjoyed her residences in Florida and New Hampshire.

She was a well-known self-employed hairdresser for many years.

Elsie had a talent for knitting, sewing, gardening, painting, baking and she also enjoyed traveling.

She was a longtime active member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Quincy where she served in many capacities. She assisted with the altar guild, working in the kitchen and was a member of the various church women’s groups. She especially took pride in making prayer shawls.

Elsie was devoted to her family and especially to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beloved wife for fifty-nine years of the late Clarence H. Carlson.

Devoted mother of Carol E. Smith and her husband David of Winchendon, Bruce H. Carlson and his wife Cheryl of Quincy, Linda M. Burns and her husband Jeff of Scituate.

Loving grandmother of Jennifer Smith, Stephanie Smith Roszko, James Smith, Kerri Hawkes and Kaitlin Burns. Cherished great grandmother of seven great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted in the Faith Lutheran Church, 201 Granite Street, Quincy on Wednesday, August 9th at 10 o’clock. Pastor Heidi Johnston will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted.

For those who wish, donations in Elsie’s memory may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 201 Granite Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

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August 8, 2017
Elsie will be missed very much. She a warm gracious lady whom I will remember fondly. My mom Doris Johnson (Harold's wife) use to take me to visit occasionally. She would talk of the most interesting stories of her childhood and such. RIP beautiful Lady!

~ Carol A. Johnson-Chafe


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