ARLINGTON, Mass. – Jane Foster Greenleaf, 87, a former resident of Langdon Street, Cambridge, Mass., died Thursday afternoon at Park Avenue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.

She was born March 11, 1917, in Auburn, the daughter of William A. and Grace Pulsifer Greenleaf. She was educated in the grammar schools of Auburn, was a 1935 graduate of Edward Little High School, and attended the Auburn Maine School Of Commerce.

She was employed throughout most of her life as a secretary, having been employed at Lord Taylor & Jealous Textile mill in Boston, and as secretary and office manager for Peter Lynch of Fidelity Investments of Boston, retiring in 1985.

Having been a resident of Cambridge and being very outgoing, she knew most all the members of her extended Cambridge neighborhood. Miss Greenleaf had been active in the Appalachian Mountain Club – skiing was one of her passions and she especially enjoyed skiing the Headwall at Tuckerman’s Ravine often.

In earlier years, she took a winter off and went to Aspen, Colo., where she worked as a seamstress to support her skiing adventures there that year. She also enjoyed dogs, puppies, children, skiing whenever and wherever she could, and traveling.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Helen L. Cook of Traverse City, Mich., and Mrs. Claire G. White of Auburn; two nieces, Mrs. John (Sue E.) DeRoche of Auburn, and Mrs. Stathis (Marvine C.) Stamatatkis of Traverse City, Mich.; three nephews, Andrew P. White and his wife Kausie of Cleveland, Ohio, William J. Greenleaf and his wife Debbie of Spring Hill Fla., and Dr. David O. Greenleaf and his wife Susan of Wayland, Mass.

She was predeceased by one brother, Dr. John A. Greenleaf of Portland, N.Y.; and a nephew, Keith P. Cook.

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