, Salem, MA

January 9, 2014

Eleanor B. Ireland, 93

Danvers — Eleanor B. Ireland, 93, formerly of Wenham and Topsfield, died peacefully at Putnam Farm in Danvers on January 6, 2014. Born in Saugus, MA on July 6, 1920, she was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Ireland, Sr. She is survived by a brother, John Frye of Limerick, ME, and three children and their families, Robert W. and Judy Ireland of Brunswick, ME, Richard H. and Barbara Ireland of Wenham, MA, Kristin J. and Dan Lalk of Marietta, GA. She also leaves eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Ellie was a loving mother and grandmother, an avid reader, and enjoyed decorating, cooking, and needlework. She and her husband were talented square dancers and were founding members of the Wenham Shindiggers Square Dance Club.

The family gratefully acknowledges the kind and compassionate care Ellie received from all the staff at Putnam Farm and Hospice of the North Shore.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions (formerly Hospice of the North Shore), 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or the Topsfield Library, 1 S. Common St., Topsfield, MA 01983. To send a message of condolence: