Anna A. (Livingston) Hedlund of South Chelmsford


Anna A. (Livingston) Hedlund, 97, of South Chelmsford died surrounded by her loving family at her home on Thursday afternoon, September 28, 2017.

She was married to the late Robert B. Hedlund, who died on September 16, 1976.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Josephine Livingston. She graduated from Lowell High School in 1937 and from Lowell Commercial College in 1938.

Anna retired in 1983 from the Chelmsford Public School where she worked as a teacher’s aide at the North School and the Byam School.

She was a member of the Congregational Church in North Chelmsford.

Anna was a longtime resident of Chelmsford. She enjoyed playing Bingo and Keno. Her greatest love was spending time with her family especially her great grandson.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith and her husband, Frank Furfure of Chelmsford; grandchildren, Keith and his wife, Pamela Furfure and Robert Furfure; great grandson, Thomas Furfure and many nieces and nephews

She was the mother of the late Robert “Bob” Hedlund who died April 3, 2017, and the sister of the late Charles and Thomas Livingston.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the New England Hospice of Hingham, MA for their wonderful care, support and compassion during this difficult time.

Anna’s wake will be Tues. from 10 to 11 am followed by a Funeral Service at 11am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may made in her memory to a charity of one’s choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


October 3, 2017
Dolan Funeral Home


October 3, 2017
11:00 A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home
Fairview Cemetery
  1. Susan Campbell Thode says:

    Dear Judy,

    I am sorry for your loss. I remember your mother, and your family, with fond memories of our growing up on Marinel Ave.

    With Sympathy
    Susan Campbell Thode

  2. Linda Evans says:

    Dear Judy, Frank, and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Linda Evans

  3. Marie says:

    I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences regarding your Mother. Right now there really is no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However 2 Corinthians 4:7 says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal”, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. We recover because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection, this is our amazing hope! At John 11:11-14 Jesus likened death to sleep where one will awaken from it in the same manner as did Lazarus (account is in John 11). He promises a time very soon where no family will ever have to mourn the death of a loved ever again, Revelation 21:4. The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us, keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. 2 Corinthians 1:3 describes our Creator as, “… the God of all comfort “. Some of the ways God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear as well as by the promises he has made and will definitely keep so we can regain our joy. May the God of comfort be your comfort now during this time of sorrow.

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