OBITUARY: Ella M. (Smith) Efraimson, 89

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Ella M. (Smith) Efraimson, “Puma”, age 89, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 13, 2021, at Woodhaven Senior Living after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Ella was born on October 28, 1931 in Wilmington, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Lester H. Smith, Sr. and Thora F. (Christensen) Smith. Ella was raised in Wilmington, where she spent her entire life. She will be best known as “the kitchen lady”, where she worked for the Wilmington School System for 29 years.

In her free time, she loved to spend time with family and friends. She also loved to garden, go camping, and travel. Her greatest past time was sitting on the back porch with her husband Carl waving to everyone that went by.

Ella was the loving wife of the late Carl S. Efraimson, Sr. who passed away in 2005, devoted mother of Sheila Little & her husband Robert of Wilmington and Carl Efraimson, Jr. & his wife Jane of Burlington. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren: Bryan Little & his wife Shannon of Stoneham, Keith Little & his fiancée Amanda of Derry, NH, and Andrew Efraimson of Burlington.

Ella was the loving sister of Barbara Cleveland and Douglas Smith & his wife Bonny all of Wilmington, the late Lester Smith, Jr. & his wife Ellen of Wilmington, formerly of Sebastian, FL, the late Roland Smith & his wife Eleanor of Scituate and the late Shirley Boyer of PA. Ella is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, January 19th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington on Wednesday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m. Masks are required in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ella’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or to Beacon Hospice, 290 Merrimack St., Suite 242, Lawrence, MA 01843.

Ella M. (Smith) Efraimson

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