EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 13, 2012

Joseph F. Trela, 83

North Andover — Joseph F. Trela, 83, died October 10, 2012 at the Hospice House in Haverhill. He was born to the late Stanley and Rose ( Gebela) Trela. Joe was raised and educated in Lawrence, graduated from Lawrence High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He was an employee of Hewlett Packard for 25 years, retiring in 1998. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and fishing. His greatest pleasures came when he was with his family.

He is survived by his Rose M. ( DiMaggio) Trela with whom he celebrated their 62nd anniversary October 8. He also leaves two daughters, Carrie Jane and her husband Rick Comito of Nahant, Jessica Ann and her husband Stephen Connors of North Andover; two granddaughters, Faith Anne Connors and Norah Connors and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover. Friends may call on Monday, from 1 - 2 p.m., prior to the services. Memorial contributions in Joseph F. Trela's name may be made to a charity of one's choice.

For directions or to place online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com