Thelma A. Freedman, age 90

of Hingham

Thelma A. Freedman, age 90

Thelma A. Freedman, age 90, of Hingham, formerly of Quincy, passed away, Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Rose Court Continuing Care at Linden Ponds, in the comfort of her loving family and friends.

Thelma was preceded in death by her loving companion and partner of over forty years, John Emerson; her sisters, Miriam Freedman, Frances Freedman, and Lila (Freedman) Levin.

She is survived by her brother, Harvey L. Freedman and his wife Pam Tate. Thelma was a devoted aunt to numerous surviving nieces and a nephew as well as many grandnieces and nephews. In addition to her immediate family, Thelma leaves many dear friends – old and new – who she has come to know over the course of her lifetime.

Daughter of the late Sarah (Leventhal) and Mark Freedman, Thelma was born and raised in Boston, and graduated from Jeremiah E. Burke High School. She had a long career as a Claims Representative with the Social Security Administration. Upon her retirement from Federal service, she earned her broker’s license and launched a second career as a realtor serving the greater Quincy area.

Together, Thelma and John traveled extensively and visited destinations in Canada, Europe, and across the United States. Thelma was also interested and involved in Quincy community affairs and was an active member of the Quincy Jewish Committee.

Thelma’s family invites you to join them for a Celebration and Remembrance of Thelma at the Linden Ponds Derby Clubhouse, 203 Linden Ponds Way, Hingham, on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For those who wish, donations in Thelma’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • I worked with Thelma for several years in both the Waltham and Quincy SSA offices. We enjoyed many years of social get togethers with our colleagues. We stayed connected after her retirement and we shared a lot of laughs. I will miss her.

  • I worked with Thelma in the Waltham SSA office for many years. We continued our friendship outside of work with a group known to us as W.O.W. “Woman Of Waltham. We as a group shared many laughs and life’s moments. Thelma was a dear friend and will be sadly missed. My deepest Sympathy to her family and friends💔