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May 5, 2013

Aileen Kathryn (Chadwick) Marr Greenberg, 90


Barrington, IL — Aileen Kathryn (Chadwick) Marr Greenberg, born July 7, 1922, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2013, in Barrington, Ill.

Aileen, known to her friends as Chad, was born in Haverhill, Mass., and attended Bradford Junior College and the University of Massachusetts. She married Laurence Marr and moved to Spokane, Wash., where she was very active in St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral where she was president of the Bishops Guild. Chad was also involved with many civic activities, including the Visiting Nurses Organization.

Chad was a model at the Crescent Department store, in Spokane, where she started a Christmas gift boutique, which led to her becoming one of the first female store managers for Grayson Robinson's department store. She was hired by the Bon Marche department store to be a dress buyer and then became the sportswear buyer for all 65 stores, headquartered in Seattle. Chad was a pioneer in her industry as the first woman in many positions.

In addition to her passion for her family and the fashion industry, Chad was an avid traveler. After retirement, she traveled to over 100 countries with her family, friends, and grandsons. She was also a gourmet chef, reveling in every opportunity to make an enormous feast for her family, grandsons, and multitudes of others who ‘happened’ to show whenever she was in the kitchen. Chad was at her happiest sitting around a big table telling stories with great food and great wine, and we know heaven is happy to have her to liven things up a little bit.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Bradstreet Chadwick and Owena Wallace James; daughter, Elaine; husband, Laurence Marr; and second husband, Sherwin Greenberg.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorrit Marr Bern; stepson, Pete Greenberg and his wife, Carrie Harwood; stepdaughter, Jill and her husband, Bill Wilkins; three grandsons, Chadwick and his wife, Kara Bern, Collier and his wife, Jessica Bern, and Tyler Bern; step-granddaughter, Barbara Greenberg; step grandson, Ted Greenberg; three beautiful great-granddaughters, Hayden, Avery and Penelope Bern; and many cousins and family friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial service was held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Barrington, Ill. Burial was privately held in the Chadwick Family plot in West Boxford. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.