Hebbel, age 90, died after a brief
illness at the Hospice of the North Shore’s Kaplan House on
Memorial Day 2012.
Born July 25, 1921 in North New
Portland, Maine to Blaine E. Quint
and Thelma (Luce) Quint, she was
predeceased in 2011 by her husband, Carroll J.
Hebbel with whom she was married for
She was a 1938 graduate of Beverly
High School. She attended Simmons College and graduated from the
New England Deaconess School of Nursing in 1942. She served as a
nurse on the pioneering chest surgery team led by Dr. Richard
Overholt who was one of the first
doctors to speak out about the dangers of smoking. A world
traveler, she and her family lived in Taiwan in the early 1960s
and in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1970s. Except for those two
periods, she lived for sixty-three years in Ipswich in the 1658
Thomas Lord House, taking great pride in her wonderful flower
garden and enjoying the birds attracted to her bird feeders. She
was an avid bridge player, past
president of the Ipswich Women’s Club, a Girl Scout Leader, a
member of the Cable Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Monday
Morning Bowling League and took blood pressure readings at The
Council on Aging.
She is survived by three children,
Hollis Hebbel and her husband, Juan
Perez of Wilmington, NC, Blaine Hebbel
and his wife, Maria of Ipswich, and Bruce
Hebbel and his wife, Bianca of Marion. She also leaves
six grand children;
Jonathan Perez of Woodland, CA, Julia
Perez of Madison, WI, Madeline Lennox and her husband Andrew
Lennox of Beverly, Alexander Hebbel
of Ipswich and Jacob Hebbel and
Benjamin Hebbel of Marion. A private
service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The North Shore
Hospice’s Kaplan House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.