Obituary: Elaine E. Greenleaf

Elaine E. Greenleaf, at 74
Elaine E. (King) Greenleaf, 74, a longtime Gunrock resident, died peacefully at home Nov. 21, surrounded by her devoted family and friends. 
Born and raised in South Boston, she and her family moved to Hull in the mid 1970s. Between the “Southie Girls” (her lifelong friends: Frances Uftring, Sheila Mulkern, and Dianne Anastasio) and her extended family in Hull (especially Judy Barry, Betty Kelly, and Maryellen Londergan), she is thought of fondly and frequently.
“Lainzo,” as she was known, never stopped working. From her friends at Schooner’s, where she was a hostess for more than 20 years, to the people who knew her from the floral department at Stop & Shop, she was a no-nonsense Irish “broad” who worked hard and lived well. 
She will be missed by all who knew her. 
She was the loving mother of Jill Greenleaf and John Thomas Greenleaf and their spouses, Bill Mecklenburg and Jacqulyn Greenleaf; she also is survived by her sisters, Eleanore Baker and Roberta Donohue; and by Ronnie Greenleaf, father of Jill and John Thomas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and Thomas King; her brother, Thomas King; and her sister, Myrtle Dowling. 
A memorial Mass will be planned for the spring or summer, when the flowers are in bloom and the neighborhood is full of life, just the way she liked it. Donations in her memory may be made to the Danielle E. Struzziery Scholarship Fund, c/o Hingham Institution for Savings in Hull. For an online guestbook, please visit