Lawrence, MA — Celia J. Savastano, 96, of Lawrence, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Mary Immaculate Health/Care Nursing Home. Celia was born in Methuen, the daughter of the late Joseph Macoul and his wife, Waddy George. She was educated in the Lawrence school system and graduated from Lawrence High School. Celia was a lifelong and active parishioner of St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Lawrence and a member of that church's Solidity. Celia was the widow of Romolo "Ronnie" Savastano who predeceased her in 1982. Celia worked at Kaps' Men's Store, the Taylor Shop and was a substitute teacher for the Lawrence and Methuen school systems prior to her retirement. She enjoyed playing bingo and poker and watching the Red Sox. An accomplished Lebanese and Italian cook, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce and her husband, David Parent, of FL. Sons, Robert Savastano and his wife, Valerie (Collins) Savastano, of Salem, NH; Richard Savastano and his wife, Faye (Berman) Savastano, of Medfield, MA; and Ronald Savastano and his wife, Annette (Newton) Savastano, of Methuen. Grandchildren, Mark Savastano, Christopher Savastano, ESQ; Julie Parent, David Parent, Richard Savastano, Gina Savastano, Ronald Savastano and Ryan Savastano. Great-grandchildren, Nico Savastano, Zachary Savastano, Benjamin Parent, Quentin Perez, Maximus Perez and Annabelle Savastano. In addition she is survived by several beloved nieces. She was predeceased by her brother, Ernest Macoul and his wife, Evelyn (Habib) Macoul. The family would like to thank the Mary Immaculate Nursing Facility staff and the Merrimack Valley Hospice for their kindness and care of our Mother.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be offered Friday, January 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery, Methuen. Friends may call Friday, January 10, 2014, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at Farrah Funeral Home, 133 Lawrence St., Lawrence, MA 01841.