Gertrude A. Greenler

Died: 2016-08-15
Resided in: Middleton & Lynnfield
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2016-08-17 / 4-7pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2016-08-18 / 10am
Service location: St Maria Goretti, Lynnfield, MA
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2016-08-18
Cemetery: Puritan Lawn memorial Park
Contributions: see obit

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.

Online Condolences:

How we will miss dear Aunt Gert....Ravinder and I are glad that you were all there with her as she slipped into the arms of Christ this morning. Her smiling eyes and beautiful presence at EVERY one of our weddings, our bridal/baby showers...her loving kindness and generosity. She was "always there for each of us." When we lived in Lynnfield, Gert would take my Mikey to the movies on Wednesdays when I had to work late... sometimes we would shop together in Saugus.... What a wonderful mother and wife...and Aunt to us all...Love, Barbara
Just got word that this very special lady has passed on to a wonderful place called Heaven. There will be angels to greet her, our God in Heaven to love her, and Jesus to say well done good and faithful servant. If ever there is an angel that dances and loves everyone you have been blessed to have been a part of this wonderful ladies life. She was my dancing teacher back in the early forties for many of my young years and the gifts she taught me have stayed with me my whole life and I was so happy to get to visit her on several occasions. To her husband and family members I know she was a treasure with her happy smile and gift of love. We will meet again some day. lol Joanne (Tootie) Anderson
Pat and Family -- We are so sorry for your loss. I remember her at many of your concerts, a faithful fan and supportive mom. Sending love and prayers, Cynthia and David
I left a message the other day and didn't know whether it was added to the Book. I was a pupil of Gertrude's many years ago and did get to visit her several times while at Sunrise. She was such an important part of my growing up years until I was 16. Such a sweet lady then and I found that she never lost that kindness and sweetness over the years. Just before I quit dancing she had met the love of her life and I was so happy for her. I just wanted you to know that sine I couldn't get to the service I would sign this book and say thank you for giving her such a wonderful life. By the time I saw her at Sunrise I realized that she didn't know me, but sure smiled like she did. God bless you all for making her life so wonderful.God bless..Joanne Anderson
Gertrude leaves a beautiful imprint on our hearts. May her devoted family know the peace she wants for them now that she has gone home. Sincerely, Steve Kaneb

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