Shrewsbury – Marjorie L. (Anderson) Ahlstrand, 92, of Shrewsbury, died on June 6, 2021 at home, surrounded by family. She was predeceased in 2009 by her loving husband of 60 years, William R. Ahlstrand.
She leaves her two daughters, Gail P. and her husband Charles F. Trippi of Shrewsbury and Rev. Carol L.A. Smith of Shrewsbury; a sister-in-law and best friend, Martha Fiester of Westborough; 10 grandchildren, Heather (Trippi) Simpson, Holly and Heath Trippi, Jacob, Rachel, Kaleb and Mara Smith, Melissa, Matthew Ahlstrand, and Megan (Ahlstrand) Wheeler; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Howard R. Ahlstrand of Shrewsbury; son-in-law, Sidney Smith; two brothers, Lawrence Anderson and Howard Anderson; and two sisters Adeline Andrews and Dorothy Lomartire.
She was born in Millbury, daughter of Gustave and Marguerette (Melius) Anderson. She graduated from Millbury High School.
Mrs. Ahlstrand was a member of the Shrewsbury First Congregational Church for over 60 years and was one of the founders of the prayer group. She also worked as a scout leader in the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Her family, friends, and Christian faith were her guiding forces in her life. She was fondly called “Toots” by much of her family. She enjoyed picnics, drive-ins, cooking, baking, sewing, and reading. She passed on most of her skills and hobbies to her children and grandchildren.
A graveside burial service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, at 11:30 a.m., at Mountain View Cemetery, section GG, Shrewsbury.
Arrangements are in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave., Worcester.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.