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Anne K. (Kennedy) Alexson

Anne K. (Kennedy) Alexson, 86, of Farley Avenue, Ipswich, died Monday September 27,  in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following her long illness. She was the wife of the late Andrew W. “Doc” Alexson with whom she shared  fifty-seven years of marriage.

Born in Ipswich, May 7, 1924 the only child of the late Daniel F. and Hazel A. (Kemp) Kennedy, she was a lifelong Ipswich resident, a graduate of Ipswich Public Schools and Nasson  College of Springvale, Maine. During WWII she served her country in the U.S. Navy. Following her honorable discharge in 1945 she returned to Ipswich, married and raised her family on Farley Avenue. In addition to being a wife and  raising three sons, she was employed for several years by the Metropolitan Insurance Company. She later went to work for the Internal Revenue Service, retiring after more than twenty years of service. Mrs. Alexson was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. She and her family enjoyed the many seasons spent at their Plum Island home. She was also an accomplished tap dancer, dancing until the age of eighty, and was a lifelong member of the Ascension Memorial Church.

She is survived by three sons, William Alexson and his wife Valerie of Baltimore, MD, Daniel F. Alexson and Andrew W. Alexson, Jr. and his wife Linda, all of Ipswich. She is also survived by five grandchildren Brandon Alexson of Baltimore, MD, Evan Alexson of Ipswich, Elizabeth Alexson of Amherst, William Alexson USAF of Wichita, KS and Shane Alexson of Ipswich, and two great grandchildren, Andria and Thea  Alexson both of Ipswich. She was the grandmother of the late Andrew W. Alexson, III  of Ipswich.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday October 2, 11 am in the Ascension Memorial Church,  Ipswich followed by interment with Military Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully invited. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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