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MARBLEHEAD, MA - Elsie Mentuck, age 107, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Bertram House in Swampscott. Elsie was born in Lynn, Mass., in 1910 to her mother, Catherine (Flagg) Hodges, and her father, Thomas Hodges.
Growing up, she resided in Swampscott, Mass., where she attended the public schools in town throughout her academic career. She went onto continue her education at Kent Hills Seminary School in Maine.
After graduation, she started her own real estate and insurance company, North Shore Real Estate and Insurance. Outside of her work, she was an avid bridge player, and dedicated her time to teaching others as a member of the American Contract Bridge League. She taught people how to play bridge in Swampscott, as well as in Florida, in Stuart, and St. Lucie.
In the year 1942, she married the love of her life John Mentuck from Elmira, New York. The two met in Nahant while John was stationed at Fort Devens. They raised their family of three children in Marblehead where they resided for the rest of their lives. Above all, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.
Elsie leaves behind her daughter, Patricia Hayes; her son Mike Mentuck, and his wife, Elizabeth; her son, John Mentuck, and his wife, Judy; and a large extended family.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be held privately at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to make memorial contributions to Care Dimensions Ste. B-102, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, or online guestbook, please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com, or call 978-744-0497.
Published on January 30, 2018
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