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Josephine A. (Leveille) Fassio
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Obituary for Josephine A. (Leveille) Fassio

Josephine A. (Leveille) Fassio, 95, a lifelong resident of Haverhill passed away May 2 in Boston.

She was born in Haverhill on Sept. 27, 1922, daughter to Joseph and Hilma (Hammer) Leveille.

Josephine was educated in the Haverhill Schools, graduating from Haverhill High School. During WWII she was one of the first women employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. She also was employed as an executive secretary at the IRS for many years until her retirement.

Josephine lived a very active life until her health began to fail recently. Her love of travel took her on trips both near and far, always with family members by her side. She would have travelled the world if given the chance. She was fondly known to her children as M.O.M. – “Mother Of Many”, and to her many nieces and nephews as Aunt Ophine. She painted beautiful pictures that will be cherished for generations to come. Her green thumb was showcased both inside her home and outside in her lavish gardens. She loved watching birds and other wildlife, but she valued family above everything else. She was the rock of our family upon which we all stood.

She was the wife of the late Dante P. Fassio who passed in 1981 and was the last of her siblings. She is survived by her 7 children Donna L. Lane of NC, Lawrence P. Fassio of Denver, CO, Maria A. and her husband Michael Krajeski of Boiling Springs, PA, Andrea J. Grazio of Haverhill, Teresa J. and her husband John Newman of Fall Brook, CA, Elena M. Kothman of Andover and Gina A. and her husband Roger Mathews of Methuen; 16 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; her sister-in-law Philomena Fassio; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Monday May 7th from 4-7 pm at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill. Her funeral will be on Tuesday, May 8th beginning at 10:00 at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 in St. John the Baptist Church, Lincoln Ave. Haverhill. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway Methuen, MA 01844.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

7

May

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Service

Tuesday

8

May

11:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Church

110 Lincoln Ave.
Haverhill, MA 01830

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Patrick's Cemetery

450 North Broadway
Haverhill, MA 01832


Memorial Contribution

MSPCA, Nevins Farm

400 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
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