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Maxwell (Greenstein) Greene

Maxwell (Greenstein) Greene, 90, of Cable Gardens, Ipswich, beloved husband of Eleanor M. (Perkins) Greene, died Monday, February 14, 2011 the in the Kaplan Family Hospice House following his long illness.

Born in Salem, August 4, 1920 son of the late David and Gertrude (Sapovitch) Greenstein and raised in Beverly, he was a 1939 graduate of Beverly High School. Following graduation he became a defense worker and entered the Army in 1944 and served with the Signal Corps in Italy, receiving several medals for his service. Discharged as a Sergeant he returned to Beverly and later resided in Allston, Newton and Watertown, settling in Ipswich when he married Eleanor in 1996. For twenty-two years he was employed by Ark-les Switch Corps of Watertown and most recently by Polaroid in Watertown as a mechanic specialist in the film division, from which he retired in 1986.

Max was a life time member of the DAV and the John T. Heard Masonic Lodge AF&AM of Ipswich.

 In addition to his wife of fifteen years, he is survived by a son Stephen Greene,  granddaughters, Stephanie and Brenda Greene, and a  grandson  Justin Rhuda of Beverly. Max had an extended family which includes Richard and Pam Damato and their children Matthew and Carrie, Paul and Janet Damato and their children, Justin, Andrew, Evan and John Paul, Maureen and Norbert Gallant and their children Brad, Ryan and Adam,  Billy and Laurie Damato and their children Corie, Sarah, Alyssa and Jessica, and three great grandchildren.

 He was  the father of the late Joan Rhuda and brother of the late Evelyn Wisegold, Ethel Spaulding Ruth Levine and Lillian Smuckler, Joseph Greenstein and Arnold Greenstein.

His funeral service will be held Friday February 18 at 11 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment with Military Honors in the Wenham Cemetery, Wenham. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 8 pm with a service by the John T. Lodge at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923, or a charity of one’s choice.

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