Vivian E. (Olson) MacLeod, age 90

of Quincy

Vivian E. (Olson) MacLeod, age 90

Vivian E. (Olson) MacLeod, age 90, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Sunday, February 7, 2021 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Vivian was born in Quincy, to the late Albert and Dorothy (Prouty) Olson. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1948.

She worked as a bookkeeper for the former Howard Johnson Company and later as a telephone operator at the Braintree Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Vivian belonged to the South Shore Vikings Association of Braintree for over sixty years. She served as a board member as well as the function coordinator and cherished her memories and friendships at the club. Vivian proudly and happily volunteered for countless events, such as the Christmas bazaars, or by serving on various committees. One of her favorite duties was being the hostess on Tuesday nights for the widows and widowers dances.

Vivian loved football and was a big supporter of Tom Brady. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards. Vivian loved going to the beach and enjoyed eating fried shrimp and drinking Diet Pepsi at Tony’s on Wollaston Beach.

Beloved wife of the late John D. “Tundie” MacLeod and the late Leo Hellested.

Devoted mother of the late Lisa E. DeCristofaro and her surviving husband David of Pawtucket, R.I.

Loving grandmother of Damara A. DeCristofaro and her fiancé John Songer of Pawtucket, R.I. and Danette E. Welch and her husband Chris of Buzzards Bay.

Loving great-grandmother of Cooper Songer.

Dear sister of Phyllis D. Kivi of Walpole and her late husband William.

Aunt of Kristen K. McCordick of Westboro and Kara L. Avelar of Walpole.

In light of current events, funeral services were private.

For those who wish, donations in Vivian’s memory may be made to Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc., 1509 Hancock Street, Third Floor, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • Vivian’s smile and gracious personality will be missed. She and my mother, Evelyn Erickson, had many laughs together and shared life’s ups and downs through years of friendship. They were coworkers at the Howard Johnson offices and volunteered and socialized at the Viking Club together. When I visited my mom at the So Shore rehabilitation hospital, there was Vivian with her big smile at the desk greeting me! She was always loving toward my sisters and I with such a warm spirit. I send my condolences to her sister Phyllis and family. Love and sympathy, Nancy

  • Vivian was a fun loving hugging friend and so many Viking Club memories with her and about her will live on. My sympathy to all her family. RIP Vivian.
    Linda K