Elizabeth Croll Atkinson, of Mattapoisett, passed away peacefully early Friday, August 25, 2023 at the age of 93. Born in Sayre, PA, she was the youngest daughter of LaRue and Charlotte Croll of Waverly, NY.
Mrs. Atkinson was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Robert, and her sister Roberta Paden. She is survived by her two children, Robert H. Atkinson, Jr. and his wife, Christine, of Charleston, SC and Sarah Atkinson Cammiso and her husband, Marty, of Vienna, VA. Elizabeth also leaves behind seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth attended Stephens College in Missouri and received her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She taught elementary school on a military base in Salzburg, Austria and then returned and worked for Horticulture Magazine in Boston. After she met Robert, they raised their family together. During this time, she worked as a substitute teacher. In her early 50s, she became an interior designer focusing on Colonial homes.
Mattapoisett was very special to her; she loved sailing, biking and spending time at the beach, as well as anitiquing and tending to her gardens. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elizabeth’s name to the Mattapoisett Public Library (www.mattapoisettlibrary.org), the Mattapoisett Land Trust (www.mattlandtrust.org) or Veterans on Deck (www.veteransondeck.org). A private family service will be held in Winchester, Massachusetts.
Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.