Mrs. Christine E. (Derby) Marocco
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Andover - Christine E. (Derby) Marocco, a long-time resident of Andover and beloved wife of the late Laurence J. Marocco, passed away at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington on Sunday, September 15, 2019, following a brief illness. She was 87 years old.
Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on July 7, 1932, she was the only daughter of the late Thomas H. and Helen (Moran) Derby. Christine was a graduate of Lawrence High School Class of 1950 and Lowell State Teachers College, Class of 1954. She was an elementary school teacher for several years beginning in New Britain, CT, and then at Central Elementary School in Andover before raising her family. In her spare time, Christine enjoyed reading, traveling, doing word puzzles, sewing, a skill she passed on to her granddaughters, watching the Red Sox and Patriots, volunteering at St. Augustine's Church, at Neighbors in Need and many other local shelters. Christine was an active member of both her high school and college reunion committees; and helped in the planning for several decades. Most of all Christine cherished her family and friends. She will be dearly missed and remembered for her caring heart and selfless giving.
Christine was the loving mother of Elizabeth and her husband, Robert Lyons of Salem, N.H., Mary Kate and her husband Darren Eisenhaur of Newton, New Hampshire, Laurence, Jr. and his wife Donna Marocco of Andover, John Marocco and his wife, Kimberly Perry of Andover and James and his wife Katherine Marocco of Swampscott, sister-in-law; Mary Alice Marocco of North Andover, grandchildren; Bobby and Christine Lyons, Austin and Anna Marocco, Robert and A. Scott Perry and Megan and Molly Marocco and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. She was also the sister of the late Thomas H. Derby, Jr., James H. Derby, Francis A. Derby and Paul J. Derby.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. As Christine requested, please omit flowers. Make all donations in her memory to St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, MA 01810. For additional information, please visit,
Published on September 19, 2019


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John & Carol Giovinco
Sep 21, 2019
Dear Christine & Larry's Family, You have our deepest sympathy with the loss of your Mother so soon after your Father's passing...All of you are in our PRAYERS. God Bless!
John & Carol Giovinco
Pam Maguder
Sep 21, 2019
Mary Kate, Darren and Family,

I am so saddened to hear of yet another loss for you. They were great parents for sure because I now they raised a wonderful daughter and sure that goes for the rest. Sorry I missed in the newspaper. I would have definitely been there to pay my respects. Know that you always have a friend here.
With deepest sympathy,
Pam Maguder
Lynne(Dion)Bedard & Amy & Josh
Sep 19, 2019
I'm so sorry! You're Mom was one of the sweetest woman I 've known. My mom said she was her best friends. Like we were.They had coffee, us kid's had pb&j sandw. With tall cup of ice cold chocolate milk. Mind you a Tupperware cup. Oh also Barbie dolls on front porch. Bummed when you moved. Jamie's wishes his condolences. Sorry he couldn't make it up from Medway. David also. Susan too. Unfort unately Kathy & Mike passed away. They're in a better place like your Mom. Try to make it to funeral in morning. God Bless You Lynne (Dion)Bedard & family
Sep 19, 2019
Larry and Donna your Minco family and friends are always here with do during this painful time.
Elizabeth Harrington
Sep 19, 2019
Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Mrs. Christine E. (Derby) Marocco by Elizabeth Harrington.  Send flowers
Sep 18, 2019
MaryKate & Family,
I am so sad to hear this news of your Mom...
I had the pleasure of meeting your Mom several times. I am sorry you are going through this difficult time so soon again. Sending love. Luanne & Shawn