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Lennie Irene Lee (nee Straffin), 81, of Greenville, Rhode Island loving mother and grandmother and longtime resident of North Easton, Mass., passed peacefully on August 28, 2018, after a brave battle with cancer. The eldest daughter of Weston and Irene Straffin, she was born and raised on Market Street in Brockton, Mass. where her family owned and operated Straffins Market in Campello (also known as Wessies) for many years. Lennie attended Brockton High School and graduated from Simmons College in Boston where she majored in Accounting and participated on the fencing team. She moved to Easton in 1968 where she raised 3 sons and lived for over 40 years. She was a long-time member of the Covenant Congregational Church, was active in the school system and pursued a career in accounting. Throughout her life, Lennie was an avid gardener and she maintained her keen sense of humor and love of music into her last days. Lennie was pre-deceased by her husband of 38 years, David S. Lee of Easton, Mass. and is survived by her three sons; James Lee of Potomac Falls, Va., Daniel Lee of Hingham, Mass. and Brian Lee of Duxbury, Mass. as well as six loving grandchildren; Catie, David, Weston, Bradford, Dennis and Josie. Lennie is also survived by her sister, Virginia Conefrey of Pocasset, Mass., brother Richard Straffin of Rochester, Mass. and her loving companion of nearly 18 years, Alvaro Sousa of Westerly, R.I. Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 8, at 11 at the North Congregational Church, 36 Plymouth St., Middleboro, MA with a burial service immediately following at Purchade Cemetery located at 195 Plymouth St., Middleboro. Friends and family will gather at the Fireside Grille, Middleboro immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to Friends of Middleboro Cemeteries directed to Purchade Cemetery.
Published in The Enterprise on Sept. 2, 2018
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