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Doris E. (Linnell) Creighton

A funeral service was held at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, of Revere, for Doris E. (Linnell) Creighton, who died on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at the Beverly Hospital, following a brief illness, at 93 years.  Born & raised in Vermont, she came to live in Chelsea as a young girl with her family & lived there for over 40 years, until moving to Revere 50 years ago.  Mrs. Creighton was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother & a faithful & caring daughter to her late mother, Annice (Vallette) Linnell, who made her home with Doris.  Mrs. Linnell died at age 96.  Doris’ father, the late Reverend Ralph W. Linnell, was Pastor of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Chelsea for about ten years in the late forties & 1950’s.  She is the widow of the late George C. Creighton, who died in December of 1982.  She is the devoted Mother of, Robert N. Creighton & his wife Catherine of Lynnfield, Ralph J. Creighton of Las Vegas, Nevada, Eleanor Kelley of Saugus formerly of Revere, & the late George C. Creighton, Jr.  She is the dear sister of Ralph W.  Linnell, Jr. of Tampa, Florida.  She is also lovingly survived by 9 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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