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Catherine D. (Enos) Kirkland

Catherine D. (Enos) Kirkland, 91, longtime of Newmarch Street, Ipswich, and wife of Roy E. Kirkland, died Monday July 12 in the Lahey Clinic, Burlington following her long illness.

Born in Gloucester December 25, 1918 daughter of the late Frank and Catherine L. (Jameson) Enos, she was raised in Gloucester,  a 1936 graduate of Gloucester High School.

As a young woman she was employed as a secretary for several Gloucester attorneys while employed part time as a model at several high end North Shore clothing stores.

She was later employed as a secretary at the former Singer Sewing Machine Company in Gloucester where she met the love of her life, Roy.

The Kirklands married and soon made their home and raised their family on Newmarch Street.   With a grown family Mrs. Kirkland went back to work as a secretary. For fifteen years she was the personal secretary of Ipswich High School Principal Joe Rogers, retiring in 1988. She was an avid skier. She also  enjoyed boating  the local waters with her family and friends and with her husband their  extensive travels  in their motor home. She will be remembered by family and friends as a wonderful wife and mother.

In addition to her husband of fifty-eight years she is survived by two sons, Lee E. Kirkland and his wife Dandie of Indonesia and Paul Kirkland and his wife Faith of Ipswich; a daughter, Lisa Martin and her husband Stephen of PA; five grandchildren, Donald Clapp and Kristian Clapp both of Ipswich, Nathaniel Sheehan and Jessica Sheehan both of UT, Dillon Sheehan US Marines Camp LeJeune, NC, Shannon Kirkland of Ipswich and Timothy Kirkland of CA; four great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. She was the mother of the late Donna Clapp formerly of Ipswich and the late Timothy Burnham formerly of Gloucester. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Paul Enos both formerly of Gloucester.

Her funeral service will be held Thursday July 15, 2 pm graveside in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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