Methuen — Eleanor M. (Ward) DiZoglio, 78, of Methuen, Mass., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Holy Family Hospital.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., she was the daughter of Francis and Evelyn (Bennert) Ward and was the last graduating class from the ivy walls of the Edward F. Searles High School in Methuen. A homemaker, Ellie loved spending time with her family, where she opened her heart and home to all. She enjoyed playing cards and crosswords, reading, the game of pinochle, and spending time in Florida.
She leaves her loving husband of 53 years, John A. DiZoglio of Methuen, she is also survived by her children, John A. DiZoglio, Jr., and his wife Angela of Methuen, James W. DiZoglio and his wife, Svetlana, of N.C., Christine M. DiZoglio of North Conway, N.H., Caroline B. Rossi and her husband, Martin, of Methuen, Matthew L. DiZoglio and his wife, Lisa, of Wilmington, Mass., and Julie A. Holmes and her husband, Derek, of Andover, Mass. She also leaves her sister Lee Hart and her husband, Justin, of Groveland, Mass.; grandchildren, Diana F. DiZoglio, John A. DiZoglio III, Eleana D. DiZoglio, Michael J. Rossi, Jessica M. DiZoglio, Ian T. Rossi, Matthew L. DiZoglio Jr., Antonia M. DiZoglio, Roman A. DiZoglio, Anthony M. DiZoglio, and Benjamin J. Holmes; and many nieces and nephews. Eleanor was predeceased by her brother and sister, Francis Ward and Evelyn “Lovee” Lynch.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours for family and friends will be held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen, MA 01844. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family. For condolences or directions please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the DiZoglio Family.