2013-07-03 / Obituaries

Elsie DuPuy Lippincott Chadwick

Elsie DuPuy Lippincott Chadwick of Duxbury, Mass., and Jamestown, and beloved wife of the late Theodore Chadwick, Jr., passed away June 26, 2013, at the age of 89.

She slipped away peacefully surrounded by her family.

She was born on June 25, 1924, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Bertram Lippincott and Elsie Hirst Lippincott. She was the sister of Bertram Lippincott Jr. and the late Barton Lippincott and Joanna L. Sorlien.

Elsie attended the Springside School in Chestnut Hill, Penn., and graduated from Chatham Hall in Chatham, Va. She attended Smith College, and then received her registered nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Later in life, she also received a degree in family counseling from Curry College.

In 1951, she married Theodore Chadwick Jr., who predeceased her in 2001. They moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where their first two sons, Theodore III and Peter, were born. The family moved to Cleveland where her other two sons, John and George, were born.

The family moved to Duxbury in 1958. Elsie was a member of the Duxbury Yacht Club, the Conanicut Yacht Club in Jamestown, the League of Women Voters, and was a docent at the Duxbury Art Center. Elsie was also a nurse for the Duxbury public schools, Visiting Nurses Association, and hospice. Elsie and Ted were long-time supporters of the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health. Elsie was a talented artist known for her pastel and watercolor portraits and landscapes. Her family and friends also delighted in her cartoons and caricatures.

Elsie was much beloved by her family and many friends. She leaves Theodore III and his wife Nancy of Duxbury, and their two daughters, Cordelia of San Francisco and Whitney of Somerville, Mass.; Peter of Miami Beach, Fla.; John of Plymouth, Mass.; and George of Los Gatos, Calif., and his four sons, Samuel of San Francisco, and Harrison, Anthony and Sawyer, all of Los Gatos. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Duxbury on Saturday, July 13, at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health, 130 Bowdoin St., Suite 309, Boston, MA 02108, or to the Cranberry Hospice at Jordan Hospital, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360.

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