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January 10, 2013

Pearl Lostimolo, 94


Methuen — Pearl (Rosch) Lostimolo, 94, of Methuen, died peacefully Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Methuen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen.

Pearl, daughter of the late Englebert and Martha (Bartle) Rosch, was born in Lawrence on February 3, 1918 and lived in Methuen for many years. She was a graduate of Lawrence High School class of 1936 and attended McIntosh Business School.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and astrology and will be remembered for her wonderful foot massages.

Pearl will be sadly missed by her daughters, Shirley Hobbs, Mary Lou Farnham and her husband, Kenneth and Christine "Tina" Willard, all of Methuen and Sally Riley and her significant other, Frank Gibney of Haverhill; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Rocco Lostimolo who died in 2001 and her brother, Philip Rosch of Salem who died many years ago.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are invited to attend her Funeral Service in the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen on Saturday, January 12 at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Eleazer Carver will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, N.H. Friends will be warmly received in the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen on Friday, January 11 from 4-8 p.m. Those who wish to remember Pearl by making a memorial contribution in her name, are kindly asked to consider, Life Choice Hospice, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 390, Waltham, MA 02451. For directions or to share a condolence with the family, please go to www.pollardfuneralhome.com or visit Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home on Facebook. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Methuen.