Alice Olsen, 93
A native of Griggsville, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Ezra E. Lemery and Viola Mae (Knollhoff) Lemery and the wife of the late Ivar O. Olsen, who died in 1984.
She had been employed as a secretary at the former Design Pak in Marlborough for 33 years, before retiring in 1982.
An active member of the First Church in Marlborough (Congregational) since moving to Marlborough in 1946, Alice served as a Deacon and on the Women’s Fellowship and parish fair committee. She was known for her baking skills and was happy to provide whatever was needed for parties and holidays.
Although she had no family locally, Alice had many close friends with whom she shared her time and special moments. She had been a volunteer at Emerson Hospital in Concord since 1985, was currently a member of board at the Council on Aging in Stow, a member of the Eastern Star Mizpah Chapter 29, and a former board member at Minuteman Senior Services, with whom she was active until 2004.
She is survived by her many nieces and nephews, Helen Dowell of Bowling Green, MO; Jean and Norman Clark of New London, MO; Mary and Herman Steinman, of Billings, MO; Dwayne and Barbara Van Sickle of Cabot, AK; Rose and Wayne Weldy of Frankford, MO; Joyce and Charles Armour of New London, MO; Archie and Virginia Van Sickle of Hannibal, MO; Viola and Robert Jordan of Bridgeport, W. VA; Virginia and Dean Strohm, of Clinton, IN; and Edward and Carol Van Sickle of Center, MO, as well as 33 great-nieces and nephews and 60 great-great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend Evelyn’s daughters and their families, Nancy Langelier and her husband Peter of Marlborough and Charlotte Menninger of Northborough.
An hour of visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 10 – 11 a.m., at the First Church in Marlborough, 37 High St., Marlborough, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street in Marlborough. Arrangements are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home of Marlborough.
Donations may be made to the First Church Memorial Fund at First Church in Marlborough, 37 High St., Marlborough, MA 01752; SFCOA, Box 97, Stow, MA 01775; or Minuteman Senior Services, 26 Crosby Dr., Bedford, MA 01730.
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