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Cynthia J. (Hetnar) Greenleaf

Cynthia J. (Hetnar) Greenleaf, 67, wife of Robert K. Greenleaf of Lakemans Lane, Ipswich, died peacefully Monday, August 11, 2014 with her family and friends by her side, following her brief illness in the Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation Center, Danvers.

Born in Ipswich May 30, 1947, daughter of the late Edward P. and Genevieve E. (Dziadosz) Hetnar, she was raised in Ipswich and was a 1965 Graduate of Ipswich High School.

In addition to raising her two children, Cynthia held many local part time jobs. She was the owner of Tan and Tone of Ipswich for fifteen years which she closed to take care of her in- laws, Emily and Dick Greenleaf. She recently retired from Orchard Brands (Appleseeds) of Middleton.

She enjoyed traveling with her family to Disney World, the islands, and Brighton, Maine with her very close friends, Flo and Cliff Whynott. She was a longtime communicant of the former Sacred Heart Church, and a current member of Our Lady of Hope Church in Ipswich.

In addition to her husband Bob of forty-four years she is survived by a son, Robert K. Greenleaf, Jr. and his wife Megan, a daughter, Amy J. Clapp and her huband Deke, three grandchildren, Mackenzie Greenleaf, Taylor Clapp and Jayson Clapp, a brother, Edward Hetnar, Jr. and his wife Virginia, three sisters, Loretta Trocki and her husband Stanley, Barbara Jensen and Teresa Eglin all of Ipswich, and many nephews and nieces.

Her funeral will be held Saturday, August 16, 9 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial  10 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Interment will be in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Friday 5 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. 

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