Eileen Theresa (Locke) Prescott, 78, wife of the late J. Paul Prescott, passed away peacefully on Friday October 1, 2021 at Port Healthcare in Newburyport. She was born to Marie (O’Sullivan) and Frederick Locke on October 18, 1942 in Boston. She was raised in Ipswich by her maternal “Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Joe Bobola” after her mother’s death when Eileen was only eighteen months old.
Eileen attended Ipswich schools graduating in 1960 from Ipswich High School.
She went on to work as a secretary at the Second National Bank in Boston. She later worked at GTE Sylvania in Ipswich in Human Resources until her retirement. She married Paul Prescott in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ipswich in 1965 and they were married for fifty-three years until Paul’s death in 2018.
Eileen and Paul were very house proud and had a passion for cooking and entertaining family and friends, celebrating her Irish roots and Paul’s Polish heritage. Eileen and Paul loved frequenting Crane Beach in their boat and traveling numerous times to Ireland, England, Canada, the continent of Europe , the Panama Canal, Mexico, Costa Rica and Bermuda. Over the years they also had many road trips throughout the United States with her sister Betty-Anne and brother-in-law Jim and their daughters, Jessica and Amanda.
Eileen is survived by her loving sister and confidant, Betty-Anne and her husband Jim Prentiss from Hampton Falls, NH, and sisters Mary Doody of Beverly and Alice Stasiuk of Ipswich. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, God-children, sister-in-law Eileen (Jean) Locke of Malden, brother-in-law Peter Prescott and wife Marion, the Dumont family and life-long friend Jane Carey Howard all of Ipswich.
She was predeceased by her husband Paul, parents Marie and Frederick Locke, Elizabeth and Joseph Bobola, brothers John and Freddie Locke and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins both here and in Ireland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday October 7, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church 54 Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Burial will follow on the Cowles Memorial Cemetery 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich. An hour of visitation will take place Thursday before the Mass from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. in the Morris Funeral Home 45 North Main Street, Ipswich, relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For those attending the visitation face coverings are required for those who are not completely vaccinated. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Eileen’s name to: Our Lady of Hope St. Vincent DePaul Society 1 Pineswamp Road Ipswich, MA 01938. To send a letter of condolence to Eileen’s family please go to: MorrisFH.com .
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