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Eileen M. (Seaward) Smolenski

Eileen M. (Seaward) Smolenski, 90, formerly longtime of Mile Lane, Ipswich and wife of the late Stanley J. Smolenski, died Thursday January 30, 2008 in the Beverly Hospital following her long illness.

Born April 4, 1917 in Beverly, daughter of the late Philip and Marion (Williams) Seaward she was raised in Beverly and was a 1935 graduate of Beverly High School. Following graduation she went to work as an officer manger at United Shoe in Beverly where she was employed until her marriage in 1943. Married in New York City, the Smolenskis made their home on Linebrook Road moving in 1950  to the house  they built  on Mile Lane. After raising her family she returned to work at Sylvania in Ipswich and later worked at Varian in Beverly until her retirement in 1978.

She loved music,singing and playing the piano.

She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Ipswich where she was a member of the church’s Woman’s Guild. She also belonged to the Ipswich Golden Age Club and sang with their Golden Strands.

She is survived by a son, Stanley P. Smolenski of Bridgewater, NH; a daughter Marcia A. Potter and her longtime companion Paul Sanborn of Ipswich; four grandchildren, Kerri LaRochelle and Nicole Potter both of Ipswich, Richard Smoelnski of Lebanon, NH, Ella Bowles of Loudon, NH; five great grandchildren, Adria, Annabelle, Lily, Mia, Kelsey, and a nephew Paul Seaward of Wenham. She was the sister of the late Philip Seaward formerly of Wenham.

Her family wishes to thank the staff of the Caldwell Home for their continued support and compassion during her seven years residence.

Her funeral will be held 11 am Saturday, Feb. 9, graveside in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to Caldwell Nursing Home Activities Dept., 16 Green St., Ipswich, MA 01938.


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