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Virginia (Crombie) Comeau

Virginia (Crombie) Comeau, 87, of  Pleasant Street, Ipswich, the wife of Gustave J. Comeau, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Ledgewood Long Term Care facility in Beverly following a lengthy illness.

Born in Waltham on May 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Jessie (McComb) Crombie.  She was raised and educated in Manchester, where she  was a graduate of Story High School. 

She later moved to Ipswich, and for several years she raised her son as an extraordinary single working mother, before marrying Mr. Comeau in 1966.  They celebrated forty-seven years of marriage on November 25, 2013. 

Mrs. Comeau was a long time employee of Sylvania, and later worked for many years at Hill’s Clothing Store in Ipswich.  She was well known for her caring heart and wonderful sense of humor, and will be dearly missed by all who loved her.  She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Ipswich, where she developed many friendships, which she cherished.    

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Comeau is survived by her son  Stephen O’Connell and his wife Amy Sweeney of Danvers; three grandchildren, Ryan O’Connell, Alex Parsons and Liza Parsons, all of Danvers and a brother-in-law Clarence Dorman of Essex.  She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Caitlin Marie O’Connell, a brother, Fred Crombie of Manchester and two sisters, Gladys Kimmince of Magnolia, and Marion Dorman of Essex. 

Her funeral Service will be held 10 am Friday, February 28 in the Immanuel Baptist Church in Ipswich, followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Thursday 4 to 7 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 45 Central St., Ipswich, and, or the Catlin O’Connell Scholarship Fund,  c/o Danvers PME, P.O. Box 2145, Danvers, MA 01923.


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