North Andover — Marilyn “Nene” Chenard, 68, a 30 year resident of North Andover formerly of Lawrence died Wednesday November 28, 2012 at her residence. She was born July 8, 1944 in Lawrence, daughter of the late Thomas and Charlotte (Lynch) McDermott. Raised and educated in Lawrence she was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and continued her education graduating from McIntosh Business School.
She was employed by several local Glass Companies over the years as a Bookkeeper before finishing her career as a Customer Service Representative for Elder Services. A position perfect for her because helping people with their problems was what Marilyn loved to do, until her retirement in 2011. She was an exceptional Sailor Captaining their sailboat off the coast of Newburyport with her husband Ken navigating their course. She was also involved with many Steam Engine Clubs and participated in many of their Events over the years. Marilyn will always be remembered as a wonderful Wife, Mother, Step-Mother, Grandmother and friend.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Kenneth Chenard of North Andover; daughter, Cyndi Flynn and her husband Brian of Dover, NH; step-son Bruce Chenard and his wife Annmarie of Kingston, NH; step-daughter, Christine Chenard of North Andover; grandchildren, Marc, Alyssa, and Andrew Chenard, Conor and Emma Flynn; brother Robert McDermott and his wife Teri of San Antonio, TX. She was predeceased by her brother Thomas McDermott.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Conte Funeral Home 17 Third St. North Andover, MA 01845. Her Funeral Mass will be offered Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Michaels Church in North Andover. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery also in North Andover.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
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