Florence L. "Teddie"
(Brockelbank) Marshall, 86, of Caroline Avenue, Ipswich, wife of
the late Leslie S. Marshall, died peacefully in her home,
surrounded by loving family on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
following a brief illness.
Born in Ipswich
on November 19, 1925, daughter of the late Chester G. and
Florence M. (Davey) Brockelbank, she was raised on Summer
Street, and spent her whole life in Ipswich. She worked at
Sylvania during World War II, later at a machine shop, Elano
East in Rowley. Having grown up on the river with clamming in
her blood, it was no wonder she became a professional clam
shucker in her retirement. She enjoyed travelling , cruises,
Foxwood trips, line dancing and bingo, but her favorite time was
spent with her grand children and great grandchildren.
Teddie was a
caregiver, always wanting to do for her siblings, children,
grandchilden and friends. She spent her last years at Caroline
Avenue making many many friends and enjoyed summers sitting
outside with them.
She is survived
by two daughters, Linda J. Gianakakis and her husband Steve of
Ipswich, and Deborah L. Comeau and her husband David of Rowley;
three grandchildren, Chrissy (Gianakakis) Lang and her husband
Dave of Ipswich, Michael Comeau and his wife Chastity
of Zebulon, NC and Daniel Comeau of Rowley; five great
grandchildren, Marshall and Gianna Lang, Felicia Smith and Nicole and
Victoria Comeau; a brother, George Brockelbank and his wife
Nancy of Sebring, FL, sisters-in-law Janice and Loretta and many
nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Helen, Robert,
Norman, Lawrence, Chester and Ernest Brockelbank.
Service will be held Monday, March 19 at 2pm in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by
interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Sunday 4
to 8 m. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the
Hospice of the North Shore Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street,
Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Susan G. Komen For The Cure,
89 South Street, Suite 406, Boston, MA 02111.