Marlene E. (Comeau)'s Story
Marlene E. (Comeau) FitzGerald, aka the best Nana, 84, wife of the late Philip D. FitzGerald, passed away October 26, 2017, at High Pointe House in Haverhill surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Maurice J. and Susan M. (Munroe) Comeau. Raised and educated in Haverhill, she was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1950. Marlene was employed at the former Hale Hospital for many years as a Union Agent and also worked in the Admitting Office until her retirement in 1999. She volunteered at St. John the Baptist Church and was a "tuck in" volunteer for Merrimack Valley Hospice. Marlene was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law and doting grandmother to her 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and anyone else who needed a Nana. Marlene walked with God and was thankful for every day, even the not so great ones. Her exuberance for life brought laughter, love, hope and hugs. Such a bright light in this world, Marlene will be sorely missed by her family and friends. "Well done good and faithful servant...enter into the joy of your Master" Matt:25:21.
Marlene is survived by her children, Pamela S. Daggett and her husband, Michael of Haverhill, Cynthia J. McKallagat and her husband, Shawn of Haverhill, Kathleen E. Greene and her husband, Richard of Haverhill, Daniel P. FitzGerald and his wife, Pamela of Grafton, Susan A. Kelleher and her husband, Kevin of Bradford; her grandchildren, Matt and Meg Daggett, Matt and Kate (McKallagat) Fleming, Pat and Kate (Thompson) McKallagat, Dan and Melyssa (Chadwell) McKallagat, RM, Zach and Jake Greene, Sam, Alex and Maddie Kelleher; three great-grandchildren, Callie, Harper and Jameson; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, William J. Comeau, Geraldine Lanen and Suzanne Chareth.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Monday, October 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services will begin on Tuesday, October 31, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to High Pointe House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on  October 28, 2017