Hildegarde (Andreasen) Elson age 93 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Concord Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Richard D. Elson.
Born in Concord on December 16, 1919 she was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants Mathias and Gunda (Johnson) Andreasen.
Raised and educated in Concord, Hildegard graduated from Concord High School and later attended and graduated Business college earning an Associates Degree in Accounting.
Hildegarde married and remained in Concord where together they raised their son Jim.
Mrs. Elson worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Gould Motors in Bedford.
Hildegarde was active as a volunteer with the Concord Police Department and Concord Independent Battery. She enjoyed assisting the officers in any way needed. She also was an active member and leader of the Rainbow Girls.
She is survived by her loving son James J. Elson of Old Naples, Florida as well as many cherished friends and acquaintances.
Visitation was held on Saturday, September 28th in the Concord Funeral Home followed by a graveside service in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Rev. Marion Williams officiated. There was a delegation present from the Concord Police Department, Concord Independent Battery as well as the Rainbow organization.
Gifts in her name may be made to the Concord Police Relief Association, 219 Walden St., Concord, MA 01742 or the Concord Independent Battery, P.O. Box 1804, Concord, MA
Arrangements Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord, MA. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com