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Lorraine D. (Greenleaf) Leet

Lorraine D. (Greenleaf) Leet, 76, wife of Robert H. Leet of Paradise Road, died Thursday, July 2, 2009 in Newburyport, in the company of her loving family, following her long illness.

Born in Eastport, ME October 16, 1932, the only child of the late Bertrand M. and Doris A. (Carlow) Greenleaf, she and her mother made their home in Newburyport and later Ipswich, where she attended public schools. She graduated from Ipswich High School with the Class of 1950.

Following her graduation from the Burdette Business College in Boston, the Leets married and made their home on Paradise Road. In addition to raising her family, she was employed  as an office manager and medical secretary, working  for several North Shore plastic surgeons until retirement. In retirement and with a grown family, she worked as an office manager for the Parkman Chiropractic Clinic in Seabrook, NH.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, reading novels and exploring her geneology. 

She was a longtime member of the Byfield Parish Church  and a member of the Heard Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, having served as their Past Matron and  Past Deputy Grand Matron of the Mass. O.E.S.

In addition to her husband of fifty-five years, she is survived by three daughters, Bonnie McGarrell and her husband John of Danvers, Cindy Whittle and her husband Charlie of ME and Laurie Silva and her husband Robert of CT; nine grandchildren, Megan Whittle of ME, Marie Donovan of NV, Michelle Hiltunen of MA, Kristin McGarrell of NH, Michael Hiltunen of NY, Jonathan McGarrell of Danvers, Daniel Whittle of ME, Hannah Silva and Caleb Silva both of CT; four great grandchildren, Natalie York of ME , Samuel and Owen Donovan of NV and Brooke Corso of Danvers .  She was the mother of the late John Leet, formerly of Ipswich.

Her funeral service will be held Wednesday July 8, at 10 am in The Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.  Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Tuesday 5 to 8 pm. Interment will be in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich.

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