Olga H. (Perhinski) (McNamara) Eaton passed away Monday Nov.20, 2017 at the age of 90.
Ollie, as she liked to be called, was born in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, a fact she loved telling people. She was the only daughter of the late Stella and Fred Perhinski. She had 2 brothers the late Billy Perry and the late Nicky Perry, and a half brother Jimmy Turanski. She was 19 when she met and married a Merchant Marine, the late Gerald P McNamara. They met in a dance hall in Vancouver BC. Together they had 5 children, Barbara, Geraldine, Kerry, Leo Thomas, and John, who they raised in Lowell Ma. They shared 21 years together.
After Jerry’s passing she married the late Edward Eaton. They lived in N Andover Ma. She worked at Brockway Smith as their receptionist, a job she loved. She became known as the “voice of Brockway”.
On retirement she and Ed moved to North Port Florida. They travelled extensively, a trip every year, and enjoyed their life and friends at La Casa. She was an avid poker player, playing many hours each week with her large circle of friends. She developed a special friendship with Rich and Mary Costa her closest and dearest friends.
For 20 years she struggled with the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s Disease and yet wouldn’t let it keep her down. For the past 4 ½ years she has lived at Cape Regency in Centerville MA. There she especially enjoyed activities where music was involved…she would sing along to every song and also loved going to therapy!
A very special thank you to everyone in the Activity and Therapy departments. A Special thank you also to Becky, Debbie, Cammie, Irene, Raquel and Monica for your kindness, and special care to our Mom…and Don for your countless hours of card playing!
She is survived by Barbara Goyette and her husband Paul. Geraldine McNamara and her 3 children, Josh and Shayla, parents of great grandson Niko, Toby and Teddy. Kerry McNamara and his wife Liz and their 4 children, Lauren, Kimberley and her husband Paul, parents of great granddaughter Opal, Kerry and his wife Margaret, and Kourtney. Leo Thomas McNamara. and her predeceased son John McNamara’s 2 children, Matthew and Lucas, and their Mom Cindy Castro. Also survived by 4 stepchildren, Dianne Goldsboro, David Eaton, Chuck Eaton, and Mark Eaton, her Sisters- in-law Fran McNamara, Milly Perry, and Mabel Perry, Half brother Jimmy Turanski, and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Saturday December 2, 2017 from Noon to 2PM in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road, Route 28, Marstons Mills, MA. Burial will be at a later date in Lowell, MA