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Ann W. Eklund

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Ann W. (Waitkevich) Eklund died December 6, 2011 in Uxbridge, MA. at the age of 93. She was born in South Boston, MA. the daughter of the late Alexander and the late Magdelena (Matonis) Waitkevich. She grew up in Norfolk, MA. and raised her family in Norwood , MA. and Walpole, MA. Mrs. Eklund was married over (50) years to the late Oiva K. Eklund. She graduated from Walpole High School. After raising her family she returned to the workplace as a medical secretary at Pondville Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and subsequently for several M.D.'s in Norwood. She loved her work and stayed with it until age 72. She then retired and lived in Lake Worth, Florida for (16) years when she moved back to Mendon, Massachusetts in 2007. As a loving, gentle, and caring mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother she was loved and her sense of humor was well respected and enjoyed. She is survived by (3) sons and a daughter, David A. Eklund and his wife, Mary, of Tiburon, California, Kenneth R. Eklund and his wife, Tammie, of Dallas, Texas, Richard A. Eklund and his wife, Lydia, of Hampton, N.H. and Debra Eklund Costa and her husband, Tony, of Mendon, MA.; She is also survived by a sister, Helen (Waitkevich) Crossman of Yarmouth, MA., a brother, Walter Waitkevich of Olympia, Washington, and a sister-in law, Elvie (Eklund) Birch and her husband, Norman, of Lake Worth, FLA.; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews in California, Colorado, New Jersey, Texas, Utah, Florida, and Kentucky as well as in Massachusetts. Her funeral service was held on Saturday morning (December 10) at 11AM at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home 44 Congress Street Milford, MA (please visit www.edwardsmemorialfuneralhome.com for condolence book.) Burial followed in Norfolk Cemetery corner of Main Street & Seekonk Street Norfolk, MA. Visiting hours were held on Friday (December 9) from 6PM-8PM. Flowers are acceptable and would be appreciated as are contributions in her late memory may be made to a Veterans organization such as the VFW or to the American Legion.

Published in The Country Gazette from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2011
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