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Eleanor M. (Gallant) Wile



Eleanor M. (Gallant) Wile, 87, lifelong of Ipswich and  wife of the late Gardner L. Wile,  died Sunday, December 6, 2009  in the Stephen Caldwell Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation  Center, Ipswich, following her long illness.

Born in Ipswich January 24, 1922, daughter of the late Manuel and Matilda (Porier) Gallant, she attended  St. Stanislaus Parochial School and was a graduate of Ipswich High School.

Married in 1941, the Wiles made their home and raised their family on Mt. Pleasant Avenue, later living for six years on  Maple Avenue  and  for more than twenty-five years on Dartmouth Road. She  resided at  Cable Gardens since 2000 until her move to the Caldwell Home in 2006. While raising her family she worked in the Ipswich school cafeterias, later working for many years at Sylvania in Ipswich and most recently at Varian in Beverly, from which she retired.

She was a lifelong communicant of St. Stanislaus Parish and Our of Lady of Hope  Church and a longtime  member of the Ipswich VFW #1093 Auxiliary.

She is survived by three sons, David W. Wile and his wife Wendy, Robert R. Wile and his wife Stephanie all of Ipswich and Richard B. Wile and his wife Geri of Huntington Beach, CA;  nine grandchildren, Heidi Kent of Rowley, Erick Schwartz of Ipswich, Jodie Schwartz of Danvers, Michelle Kelley of Newmarket, NH, Randy Wile of Ipswich, Robert Wile, Jr. of Ipswich, Scott Wile of Charleston, SC, Ana Rousseau of Ipswich and Traci Wile of Chicago, IL ; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was the mother of the late Geraldine Schwartz  of Ipswich and sister of the late Edmund Gallant, Albert Gallant, Alex Gallant, Robert Gallant, Delia Marcaurelle, Lucy Rathe, Adele Gillis and Edna Michaud, all of Ipswich, the late Albany Gallant of Newbury, and the late Florence Zlokowski  of Ipswich and FL.

Her funeral will be held Friday December 11, 2009, at 10 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 8 pm . Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to: Friends of the Caldwell, 16 Green Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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