Haverhill — Mary A. (Manetta) Slabczynski, 78, of Haverhill, formerly of Lawrence, died June 10, at the Holy Family Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born and educated in Lawrence, she was the daughter of Peter and Antonetta (Fiato) Manetta.
Mrs. Slabczynski was employed in the heath care industry, working in housekeeping for local hospitals and nursing homes.
To Mary nothing came before family, she was a kind, loving, and generous, mother and grandmother. In her younger days she enjoyed horseback riding, listening to a wide variety of music and dancing. She loved animals and cherished time spent with family.
The widow of Adolf J. Slabczynski, she leaves her loving companion with whom she lived, Timothy Martinez; three sons, David A. Bryant of Salem, Mass., John A. Slabczynski and his wife, Linda, of Newton, N.H., and Anthony J. Slabczynski and his fiancée, Michelle Goudreault, of Haverhill; a daughter, Helen M. Ormond-Slabczynski of East Hampstead, N.H.; daughter-in-law, Patricia Bryant of Revere, Mass.; six grandchildren, Heather, Elizabeth, and Shayna Bryant, and Natalie, John, and Paige Slabczynski; two sisters, Gertrude Whipple of Methuen, and Rosemary DiFruscia of Groton; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons, Joseph E. and Paul D. Bryant, a daughter, Rosemary Bryant, and brother, Herbert Eggert.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., (Route 125), Haverhill. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home following visitation at 7 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, on behalf of her beloved dog, Romeo, donations may be made in her name to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844-2052. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.