Elaine Coyne-Greenleaf, of Marlborough, MA, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Westborough, MA at the age of 83. She was born in Hudson, MA on July 15, 1933, the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Frances R. (Bekauski) Coyne. She had been the wife of the late Dr. Kenneth Greenleaf for 27 years at the time of his death on July 22, 2009. She graduated from Hudson High School in 1951 and continued her education at Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester, MA, where she earned her nursing degree. Elaine had been employed at Marlborough Hospital for 30 years and was beloved by all. She was President and Treasurer of the Marlborough Graduate Nurses Club, Secretary and board member of the Marlborough Historical Society, member of the Sudbury Historical Society, a member of the Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough since 1987, serving as Treasurer for 6 years. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, gardening, traveling and the love and companionship of her husband Ken. Elaine is survived by her sister, Dorothy A. Francis and her husband George of Marlborough, her nieces, Mary Ann Francis of VA, Rosemarie Harris of CA, Kathleen Francis and her husband David of Falmouth, Susan Cooper and her husband Harry of LA, Carolyn Coyne of WA, Sandra Coyne of LA, her nephews, George P. Francis, III and his wife Lorraine of Marlborough, Robert Francis and his wife Natalie of Marshfield, Francis E. Coyne and his wife Luann of IL, and Michael Coyne and his wife Cheryl of VA. She is also survived by her great nephews, Timothy Francis and Brandon Cooper; great nieces, Elaine Smith, Laura Barrett, Melanie Francis, Molly Francis, Elizabeth Honig, Jessica Moore and Shannon Coyne, as well as her extended family, the four children and grand-children of Kenneth Greenleaf. She was also the sister of the late Francis E. Coyne. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00-11:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA. Burial will follow at Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, MA. Flowers may be sent or donations made to Marlborough Hospital, 157 Union St., Marlborough, MA, 01752.
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