EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 3, 2013

Lois Jean Guthrie, 79

Hampstead N.H. — Lois Jean Guthrie of Hampstead, N.H., passed away March 31, 2013, at her home. She was born in Lawrence, MA, on December 9, 1933, to Donald and Pearl (Stevens) Buchan.

Lois resided in North Andover, and was educated in the North Andover school system.

Lois married Joseph Guthrie on June 3, 1950. She was mainly a homemaker during the time they were raising their four sons. She served as a North Andover crossing guard when the boys were young. When the boys were older, Lois was employed at a number of office positions at; AT&T, IGA of Andover, Dr. Mukherjee’s office, and finally retiring from Andover Bank in 1991.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her four sons and their wives; James of Madison, N.H.; Donald and Susan of Haverhill, MA; David and Virginia of San Jose, Calif.; Scott and Kathy of O’Fallon, Mo. She also leaves a sister, Patricia and her husband Ralph Splaine; 12 grandchildren; AJ, James, William, Colleen (Hamel-Porter), Jaime (Phillips), Tim, Joey, Matthew, Sean, Brittany (Merola), Brandon, and Meaghan; nine great grandchildren; she also leaves a number of nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Thursday April 4, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. A private burial will take place at Hampstead Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be made to Sarah Care, Adult Day Services, Hampstead Commons, 201 Route 111, Hampstead, N.H., 03841, www.sarahcarehampstead.com.

For directions or to offer on-line condolence, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.