Elizabeth Anna Hancock
Andover - Elizabeth Anna (Post) Hancock, retired from the Town of Andover after 40 years, passed away at her home on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald E. Hancock Sr.
Born in Boston, Mass., on January 16, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Elizabeth A. (Anderson) Post Croswell. Elizabeth has been a resident of Andover for over 60 years and for a few years in her youth, she lived with her family at the Putnam House in North Reading.
She loved tap dancing, as she was shopping at the grocery store, pumping gas for her car, cooking for her family, everywhere, every day of her life. She smiled every day at everything and everyone. She loved flowers and wanted as many real flowers as she could get and fake if needed.
Elizabeth loved life, she loved children and loved watching them play, she always wanted to hold them in her arms. She was always trying to bestow kindness. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elizabeth loved gardening, fruit trees, cake decorating, sewing, painting scenery, card playing mainly bridge,
She was a member of the Red Hats, a member of the St. Augustine's Catholic Daughters of Andover, where she served as Treasurer and President and volunteered for 20 years at the Senior Center in Andover.
Family members include her loving sons, Ronald Hancock Jr., Richard Hancock, Robert Hancock and Ralph Hancock; daughters, Betty Ann Hancock, Helen Hagman and Susan Hancock; brothers, Richard Post, Bill Post, Thomas Croswell, Andrew Croswell and the late Buddy Post; sisters, Caroline Denise and Mary Lou Roll, the late Tina Martin and Eva Perry; 12 grandchildren, Bruce, Melanie, Christina, Ronald, III, Lisa, Joshua, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Rachael, Ralph Jr., Tara, Shana; and 16 great-grandchildren, www.croswellfuneralhome.com.
Her funeral will be held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading, on Thursday, September 12, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Theresa's Church, 63 Winter Street (Route 62), North Reading. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.
Published on September 12, 2019

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Lisa peterson
Oct 31, 2019
Happy Halloween Gram I think of you everyday. Today was your favorite I miss you so much
Lisa peterson
Oct 10, 2019
I miss you more more everyday Gram.an Angel got her wings
Kylie Hancock
Oct 06, 2019
I love you great gram, Rest in peace
Beth O’Leary Malcolm
Sep 19, 2019
I am sitting in the driveway at 28 Boston road. I dropped by before headed back to Texas hoping to find my “boyfriend” Robert
And his mom at home to see Betty’s big smile and give her (and get her) a big hug.
The scent of flowers as I rang the bell was not surprise I knew Betty always loved her flowers. Then I saw Grandmother on a basket I did not expect to see. 😥
My lunch lady, up the street neighbor
Of my childhood (from a places I moved from in 1986) I still stop by to hug when I’m
In town. Oh, no 🙏🏻😢 I never understood why I would stop after I moved I did not know her well but now I get it. It’s how she made you feel, and her hugs. She showed Gods Love (jus
...t like you, Robert) a gentle humble draw no attention to self, serve other, be great full, full of joy/Jesus woman kind of way. . Thank you for Living the Gospel. I’m glad I was placed in your neighborhood!
Say hi to my parents Betty, I’ll hug you in heaven one day again. Prayers for strength and peace that surpass understanding for Ralph, Robert, Ronny, Helen as they miss your beautiful self.
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Laurie Townsend
Sep 12, 2019
I am really sorry about your mom passing my heart goes out to the whole family sorry I couldn’t make it
Joleen Francis
Sep 12, 2019
I've known Betty for along time and my family and your family were great friend I'm sorry to hear about her passing she will be missed I wish I could of been there but I live in Ohio now your mom and grandmother will be missed may God bless her soul we will all see her someday and we were neighbors for along time and I miss Boston Rd slot when my mom Claire died I had to sell her house I hated it but I had to Betty was a great lady I'll pray everyday for all of you.
Sep 10, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Elizabeth Anna Hancock.  Send flowers
Joseph Dawber
Sep 10, 2019
Enchanted Cottage was purchased for the family of Elizabeth Anna Hancock by Joseph Dawber.  Send flowers
Jen Wagner
Sep 10, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Elizabeth Anna Hancock by Jen Wagner.  Send flowers
Andrew Croswell
Sep 10, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Elizabeth Anna Hancock by Andrew Croswell.  Send flowers
DeDe & Gary Ingalls
Sep 09, 2019
Our Condolences Go out to the whole family ! So Sorry For your Loss Richard & Michelle