Gertrude A. (Leary) Greenler, age 93 of Middleton, MA, died peacefully on August 15, 2016 at the Sunrise Senior Living of Lynnfield after a lengthy illness. Born on August 19, 1922, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and is survived by John J. Greenler, M.D., with whom she shared 64 years of marriage together.
She will be missed by her four children – Patricia and her husband Eric Anthony of Brighton, MA, Carl of Lynn, MA, Daniel and his wife, Lisa, of Wexford, PA and Kathleen and her husband, Sean Sexton of Andover, MA, five grandchildren – Donald, Andrew, Robert, Maria and Declan as well as 29 nieces and nephews, their spouses and children.
She was a graduate of Lynn English High School in 1940 and also studied at the Sargent College in Boston. Prior to her marriage in 1952, she ran the Gertrude A. Leary School of Dance in Lynn, sharing her passion for dance with her many students and coordinated charity events. She enjoyed volunteering for the Massachusetts Medical Society Auxiliary at the local and state level. Gertrude, a devout Catholic, was also very active in her church, including singing in the choir for over 35 years.
Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday August 17th from 4PM-7PM at the Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main Street, (RTE 114) Middleton, MA. Funeral Mass will be will be at 10AM on Thursday August 18th at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 112 Chestnut St, Lynnfield, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in her memory.