SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 16, 2013

Eleanor M. (Perkins) Greene, 83


Ipswich — Eleanor M. (Perkins) Greene, 83, formerly of Colonial Drive, Ipswich, wife of the late Maxwell Greene, died Wednesday, February 13, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following her long illness.

Born in Beverly, October 18, 1929, daughter of the late Charles H. and Sarah T. (Brock) Perkins, she was raised in Beverly, a 1947 graduate of Beverly public schools. As a young woman she was employed as a customer service secretary for First Jersey Securities in Danvers and later employed at Continental Cablevision in Danvers from which she retired in 1992. In 1996 she married Maxwell Greene in Buck’s Harbor, Maine, on the Schooner Victory Chimes and soon made their home at her recent Colonial Drive address.

She was a member of the First Church in Ipswich and Heard Chapter #94 Order of Eastern Star. She was a former member and Worthy Matron of the Marblehead Salem O.E.S. Eleanor loved her family and her cats. She was an avid seamstress and enjoy knitting and crocheting for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Maureen D. Gallant and her favorite son-in-law, Norbert of Rowley; three sons, Richard E. Damato and his wife, Pamela of Georgetown, James P. Damato and his wife, Janet of North Beverly, William K. Damato and his wife, Laurie of Port Charlotte, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren, Matthew, Justin, James Andrew, Evan, John Paul and Sarah Damato, Carolyn MacPherson, Corie Marino, Brad, Ryan, and Adam Gallant, Stephanie and Brenda Greene, Justin Rhuda, Alyssa Feener Jessica Feener Unis; and five great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Charles H. Perkins, formerly of California, and Robert E. Perkins, Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force, formerly of Lancaster, N.H.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by burial in the Wenham Cemetery, Wenham. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.