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Eleanor M. (Perkins) Greene

Eleanor M. (Perkins) Greene, 83, formerly of Colonial Drive Ipswich, wife of the late Maxwell Greene, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following her long illness.

Born in Beverly October 18, 1929 daughter of the late Charles H. and Sarah T. (Brock) Perkins, she was raised in Beverly, a 1947 graduate of Beverly public schools. As a young woman she was employed as a customer service secretary for First Jersey Securities in Danvers and  later worked at Continental Cablevision in Danvers from which she retired in 1992. In 1996 she married Maxwell Greene in Buck’s Harbor, ME on the Schooner Victory Chimes and  they soon made their home at her recent Colonial Drive address.

She was a member of the First Church in Ipswich and Heard Chapter #94 Order of Eastern Star. She was a former member and Worthy Matron of the Marblehead Salem O.E.S.

Eleanor loved her family and her cats. She was an avid seamstress and enjoy knitting and crocheting for her family. She is survived by her daughter, Maureen D. Gallant and her favorite son in law Norbert of Rowley; three sons, Richard E. Damato and his wife Pamela of Georgetown, James P. Damato and his wife Janet of North Beverly, and William K. Damato and his wife Laurie of Port Charlotte, FL, sixteen grandchildren, Matthew, Justin, James Andrew, Evan, John Paul and Sarah Damato, Carolyn MacPherson, Corie  Marino, Brad, Ryan, and Adam Gallant, Stephanie and Brenda Greene, Justin Rhuda, Alyssa Feener  Jessica Feener Unis and five great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Charles H. Perkins formerly of CA  and Robert E. Perkins, Lt. Col. USAF  formerly of Lancaster, NH.

Her funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday, February 19 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by burial in the Wenham Cemetery, Wenham. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102., Danvers, MA 01923.

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