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Ann M. (O’Keefe) Greenleaf, 46, of Lynn, formerly of Salem, beloved wife of Donald E. Greenleaf Jr., died Saturday September 30, 2017 at Kaplan Family Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Salem she was the daughter of Camille (White) O’Keefe and the late Joseph A. O’Keefe Sr. Raised and educated in Salem she was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1990. Ann continued her education at Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute graduating from their Cosmetology program.
Mrs. Greenleaf had been employed as a Resident Care Associate at the Atrium in Danvers for over 15 years, where she was well known for her dedication and kindness to the many residents.
A loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, Ann was devoted to her family. Her greatest joy was her children whom she showered with love and attention. She took great delight in their activities and was most proud of their many accomplishments. Ann’s role as a mother was a role she excelled at and gave her, her greatest pleasure. Ann will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.
In addition to her husband Donald Greenleaf of Lynn and her mother Camille O’Keefe of Salem, Ann is survived by her sons, Cameron Greenleaf a senior at Lynn Classical High School and Cullen Greenleaf a freshman at Lynn Classical High School; her siblings, Francis O’Keefe of Salem, Jane O’Keefe of Salem, Mary O’Keefe-Sullivan and her husband, Robert of Beverly, Joseph O’Keefe Jr. and his wife, Diane of Salem, Edward O’Keefe and his wife Lisa of Salem, Kathleen O’Keefe and her partner, Debbie Williams of Boston, Kevin O’Keefe and his wife, Robin of Ipswich, father-in-law, Donald Greenleaf Sr. of Lynn; sister-in-law, Tammie Greenleaf-Stewart and her husband, Christopher of Rhode Island, brother-in-law, Steven Greenleaf and his wife Ann Marie of Lynnfield and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Shawn O’Keefe and daughter-in-law of the late Mary Greenleaf.
Her funeral will be held from The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem on Friday October 6th at 9 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd., Salem at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Ann’s memory to the Scholarship Fund to benefit her sons at https://www.gofundme.com/ann-greenleaf-s-cancer-journey or to a charity of one’s choice. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  October 4, 2017
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