Methuen — John Azevedo, 83, of Methuen, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday January 16, 2014, at Hannah Duston Healthcare in Haverhill.
He was the husband of Joan S. (Correia) Azevedo, and was the son of the late Thitonio and Mary (Sousa) Azevedo.
John was a U.S. Army veteran, who served his country in the Korean War.
He was a graduate of Boston Cooking School and Jacqueline School of Design, which began his career as a longtime pastry chef. He started his baking at Sun Ray Bakery in Methuen, Henry’s Superette in Beverly and Joseph’s Bakery in Haverhill. He also had a passion for painting and wallpapering, which he did after retiring.
He enjoyed golfing, 45s, racquetball, and tennis. He had an infectious laugh that would make everyone else laugh. His most cherished moments were spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
John is survived by his loving wife, Joan Azevedo, of 59 years of marriage; his two daughters, Cynthia Eddy and her husband, Leonard, of Lawrence, and Cheryl Conway and her companion, Robert Gibbs of Salem N.H.; his son, John Azevedo Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Methuen; and two sisters, Aldina Pacheco of Wolfboro, N.H., and Kathleen
Hibbard of Florida. He was predeceased by his brother Edwin Azevedo. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Kristen Welch, Jennifer Jackson, Cara Cameron, Ashley Witts, Leonard Eddy Jr., and Ryan Conway; and six great-grandchildren, Rachel Eddy, Brendan Eddy, Paige Eddy, Jack Welch, Stella Jackson, and Maggie Joan Welch.
John's family would like to thank all the staff at Lawrence General Hospital and Hannah Duston Healthcare for all their devoted care.
ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family there will be no calling hours, and all services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill, Mass. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
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