ELSIE MILDRED (CHRISTENSEN) SHEDD, of Weymouth, age 92, died peacefully at
South Shore Hospital on March 30, 2023, after a period of failing health. She is the daughter of
the late Florence M. (Clairmont) Christensen and the late Chris Christensen, She was the
beloved wife of the late Harold A. Shedd. Elsie is survived by her daughter, Susan E. Shedd,
also of Weymouth.
Born on a farm in Williamstown, MA, Elsie lived her younger years in her beloved
Berkshire Hills. She lived in many towns in the Berkshires before graduating from Williams
High School, class of 1948, in Stockbridge, MA. She then attended Becker Junior College in
Worcester, MA, for their secretarial course. Elsie worked for the Prudential Insurance Company
in Pittsfield, MA. and later at General Electric, also in Pittsfield. In 1966, she married Harold
Shedd, the man who faithfully courted her for over five years, and who never once tired of
the three-hour drive weekend after weekend, from Braintree out to Pittsfield. Elsie and Harold
eventually made their home in Weymouth, where they raised their daughter Susan.
Elsie enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing scrabble, crafts, drawing, coloring, and
baking. She made outstanding pies and blueberry muffins. She always enjoyed the company of
friends and family and entertained often over the years. A true animal lover, Elsie cherished the
unconditional love of the Mini Schnauzers she had. Precious to her was spending time at her
cottage in Wareham, where she savored the peace and quiet, the water views over the bay, and
the friendships she formed there. She and Harold had fun in their retirement, traveling to Alaska
and through the Panama Canal.
Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday,
April 5, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Peck Funeral Home, Braintree, MA. The Funeral
Service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., at the Peck Funeral Home,
Braintree. The Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, MA.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Elsie’s name to the
Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066.
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