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Estelle (Beck) Bolles

Estelle (Beck) Bolles, 93, wife of the late Gardiner A. Bolles, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 in the Anna Jaques Hospital following her long illness.

Born in Lawrence, October 29, 1917, daughter of the late Alfred E. and Sarah B. (Greenwood) Beck, she was raised in Lawrence, a graduate of Lawrence public schools. She continued her education at Simmons College in Boston, going on to graduate from Webber College in Babson Park, Florida. Married in Lawrence in 1939, the Bolles lived and raised their family on Woods Lane, Ipswich. With a grown family they relocated to Mulholland Drive, wintering in Florida, later residing at Great Hill, Topsfield.

As a young woman she was employed during WWII at Sylvania in Ipswich. In the mid 1960ís she owned and operated the gift shop at the Hart House in Ipswich and since 1966 she has owned and operated the Loom and Shuttle in Ipswich.

Mrs. Bolles was a past member of the Ipswich Womanís Club.

She is survived by a son Russell S. Bolles of Meredith, NH; two daughters, Sally B. Clancy and her husband Timothy of Venice, FL and Jane B. Dan and her partner George Ferance of Amesbury; seven grandchildren, Todd Clancy of Newburyport, Sarah Rheude of NY, Tracy Pignone of Ipswich, Jody Hayes of N. Andover, and Heidi Willis, Hans Strauch and  Lorraine Duvall all of Byfield; three great grandchildren and a great great grandchild.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday April 9 at 10 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., followed by interment in the Southside Cemetery, Ipswich.  Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Friday 4 to 7 pm.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to the First Church Memorial Fund, First Church in Ipswich, One Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, MA 01938 or to a charity of oneís choice.

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