Catherine D. (Enos) Kirkland, 91, longtime of Newmarch Street,
Ipswich, and wife of Roy E. Kirkland, died Monday July 12 in the
Lahey Clinic, Burlington following her long illness.
Born in Gloucester December 25, 1918 daughter of the late Frank
and Catherine L. (Jameson) Enos, she was raised in Gloucester,
a 1936 graduate of Gloucester High School.
As a young woman she was employed as a secretary for several
Gloucester attorneys while employed part time as a model at
several high end North Shore clothing stores.
She was later employed as a secretary at the former Singer
Sewing Machine Company in Gloucester where she met the love of
her life, Roy.
The Kirklands married and soon made their home and raised their
family on Newmarch Street. With a grown family Mrs. Kirkland
went back to work as a secretary. For fifteen years she was the
personal secretary of Ipswich High School Principal Joe Rogers,
retiring in 1988. She was an avid skier. She also enjoyed
boating the local waters with her family and friends and with
her husband their extensive travels in their motor home. She
will be remembered by family and friends as a wonderful wife and
In addition to her husband of fifty-eight years she is survived
by two sons, Lee E. Kirkland and his wife Dandie of Indonesia
and Paul Kirkland and his wife Faith of Ipswich; a daughter,
Lisa Martin and her husband Stephen of PA; five grandchildren,
Donald Clapp and Kristian Clapp both of Ipswich, Nathaniel
Sheehan and Jessica Sheehan both of UT, Dillon Sheehan US
Marines Camp LeJeune, NC, Shannon Kirkland of Ipswich and
Timothy Kirkland of CA; four great grandchildren and several
nephews and nieces. She was the mother of the late Donna Clapp
formerly of Ipswich and the late Timothy Burnham formerly of
Gloucester. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Robert and
Paul Enos both formerly of Gloucester.
Her funeral service will be held Thursday July 15, 2 pm
graveside in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.