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Florence L. "Teddie" (Brockelbank) Marshall

Florence L. "Teddie" (Brockelbank) Marshall, 86, of Caroline Avenue, Ipswich, wife of the late Leslie S. Marshall, died peacefully in her home, surrounded by loving family on Wednesday, March 14, 2012  following a brief illness.

Born in Ipswich on November 19, 1925, daughter of the late Chester G. and Florence M. (Davey) Brockelbank, she was raised on Summer Street, and spent her whole life in Ipswich. She worked at Sylvania during World War II, later at a machine shop, Elano East in Rowley.  Having grown up on the river with clamming in her blood, it was no wonder she became a professional clam shucker in her retirement. She enjoyed travelling , cruises, Foxwood trips, line dancing and bingo, but her favorite time was spent with her grand children and great grandchildren.

Teddie was a caregiver, always wanting to do for her siblings, children, grandchilden and friends.  She spent her last years at Caroline Avenue making many many  friends and enjoyed summers sitting outside with them. 

She is survived by two daughters, Linda J. Gianakakis and her husband Steve of Ipswich, and Deborah L. Comeau and her husband David of Rowley; three grandchildren, Chrissy (Gianakakis) Lang and her husband Dave of Ipswich, Michael Comeau and his wife Chastity of Zebulon, NC and  Daniel Comeau of Rowley; five great grandchildren, Marshall and Gianna Lang, Felicia Smith and Nicole and Victoria Comeau; a brother, George Brockelbank and his wife Nancy of Sebring, FL, sisters-in-law Janice and Loretta and many nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Helen, Robert, Norman, Lawrence, Chester and Ernest Brockelbank.

Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 19 at 2pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Sunday 4 to 8 m.  Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Susan G. Komen For The Cure, 89 South Street, Suite 406, Boston, MA 02111.

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