Mary Olsson

Mary Louise Olsson (Cram)

December 19, 1930 - January 5, 2020
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CHELMSFORD - Mary Louise (Cram) Olsson, age 89, a resident of Chelmsford since 1953, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore A. Olsson, Jr. who died in 2008.

She was born in Lowell on December 19, 1930 and was a daughter of the late Ralph M. and Mary Ellen (Axon) Cram.

Mary grew up in the Pawtucketville section of Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School, class of 1948, and Lowell General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1951. On July 11, 1953, Mary married the love of her life, Theodore. She was a former mother advisor for I.O.R.G., Lowell Assembly #54. She was a former member of Central Baptist Church in Chelmsford and a current member of First Baptist Church in Chelmsford. She spent many years teaching Sunday School at both churches and also sang in the choir. Mary was a lifelong summer resident of Cobbett's Pond in Windham, NH, where she relished spending time with her family and friends. She lived for the Sunday family dinners. Even after her children were grown, she would host dinners for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her children; Theodore Alvard Olsson, III and his wife, Helen Jane Olsson, Randolph Cram Olsson and his wife, Donna Olsson, Nancy J. Swain and her husband, Richard J. Swain, and Robert P. Olsson. She also leaves eight grandchildren; Nathan and Kelly Olsson, Jeremy and Casey Olsson, Ryan and Kerri Olsson, Erin and Jason Russell, Kristin Olsson, Katelyn Olsson, Ellen and Sean Marcsisin and Jennifer Swain, seven great-grandchildren; Dylan and Stellan Olsson, Connor Olsson, William Olsson, Benjamin Russell and Nora and Owen Marcsisin and her sister, Barbara McKinnon.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4pm to 7pm at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. Her Family and friends are invited to gather at First Baptist Church of Chelmsford, 2 Maple Road, Chelmsford for her funeral service on Saturday at 11 o'clock. Interment will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery, CHELMSFORD. For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    January 10, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    January 10, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Funeral Service

    January 11, 2020 | 11:00am
    January 11, 2020 11:00am
    First Baptist Church
    2 Maple Road
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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    Rev. Will Seals
  • Interment

    January 11, 2020 |
    January 11, 2020
    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    130 Billerica Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
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Private Condolence

Claire Palmer Jedrzejczyk

Posted at 09:40am
So sorry! She was such a lovely woman. I loved seeing her when she came in to Friendly's.

Betty Lou Svendsen

Posted at 08:49am
We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom, Grandmom and Great-grandmom. She lived a wonderful life and was blessed
with a great family. We and I in particular will miss her this summer and every summer out at Cobbett's. Sending our sorrowful
condolences to you all. Love from her friend, Betty Lou, and all of the Svendsens.

John and Bonnie Wilder

Posted at 06:59am
Our most heartfelt condolences for your loss. We have fond memories of Mary and all the Olssons at First Baptist Church in South Chelmsford. May Mary rest in Peace. Bonnie and John Wilder


Posted at 05:10pm
Mrs Olsson , will be missed at PineTerrace. Condolences to her family.
The Eames family

Inger Ganestam

Posted at 02:50pm
We remember a warm, loving, kind-hearted person. You welcomed us with open arms when we visited Chelmsford and made us feel at home. What fun days we had, always in our memory.
I wish we could have met again but unfortunately it did not happen
You will always stay in our hearts 💕
Inger & Per-Olof

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