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Eileen Newman

Eileen Newman, 83, of Delray Beach Florida, formerly of

Greenfield, passed away peacefully after a brave, years-long battle

with cancer.

Born Eileen Gloria Tinkle, she was raised on a cattle farm in Ravena,

N.Y. Eileen moved to Greenfield in 1950, helping to operate Peggy

Parker, a women’s clothing store that was located on 138 Main Street,

with Marvin Newman, until their divorce in 1978.

An ardent tennis player, she was a fixture at the Beacon Field tennis

courts in the 1970s, cheerfully pedaling there from her nearby home on

High Street on a green adult tricycle, the family dog, Murph,

scampering behind.

She was a member of the Temple Israel Sisterhood and lifetime member

of Hadassah.

Eileen moved to Framingham, MA, in 1981, where she worked for the

International Data Corp. She owned a summer home in East Falmouth, MA,

before purchasing a home in Delray Beach, FL, to which she retired in

2005.

She is survived by her children: Judy (Newman) Cohen and Lori (Newman)

Murphy, both of Andover, MA, and Andrew Adam Newman, of New York City.

She is also survived by her sons-in-law, Martin Cohen and Keith

Murphy; and by four grandchildren, Emily Cohen, Toby Cohen, Benjamin

Murphy and Melanie Murphy.

She is predeceased by her son, Jeffrey, who passed away in 1995.

 

Funeral services will be held at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road

Andover, MA at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by a burial in Greenfield at

the Temple Israel Cemetery, 276 Log Plain Road East, at 1:30 p.m.

Monday. A reception at will follow at the Greenfield Grille, 30

Federal Street. Shiva will be at the home of Judy and Marty Cohen

on Tuesday, February 7, from 3-9 pm. Minyan at 7 pm.

 

Donations in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society,

American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

 

 



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