EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 29, 2013

Evelyn Abisalih, 77


Lawrence, MA — Mrs. Evelyn (Webb) Abisalih, 77, of Lawrence, died on Thursday at Mary Immaculate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Laurena (Pedrick) Webb. Mrs. Abisalih was born in Nashua, N.H., and had been an area resident all her life. She was a parishioner of St. George Orthodox Church on Lowell Street, and was a member of the Central Catholic High School Mothers Guild.

The wife of the late Ernest D. Abisalih Jr., she worked alongside her husband at the family owned New England Rug Co. in Methuen.

Mrs. Abisalih is survived by three daughters, Barbara and her husband, Gary Frizzell of Bradford, Mass., Mary Abisalih of Lawrence, and Rachel and her husband, Marck Pelletier of Lawrence; four sons, Thomas Abisalih and his wife, Lucy, of Merrimac, Mass., David Abisalih and his wife, Marie, of Auburn, Maine, Charles Abisalih of The Villages, Fla., and Philip Abisalih of Lawrence; her 13 grandchildren, Jonathan Frizzell and his wife, Katherine, Jennifer Kelly and her husband, Dana, Claire, William, David Jr., Zachary, Eric, Nicholas, and Kevin Abisalih, and Arthur and Luke Pelletier, Matthew, and Michele Peaco; four great-grandchildren; her loving cat, Paw Paw; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Abisalih’s family is deeply grateful to the staff of Mary Immaculate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their kind and compassionate care of our mother, and for their warm and friendly support of us while our mother was in their care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Evelyn’s memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, 35 Merrimack Street, North Andover, Mass. Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., and burial will follow at the United Lebanese Cemetery in Lawrence.

Arrangements are under the direction of Edgar J. Racicot Inc. Funeral Home, www.racicotfuneralhome.com, 978-683-2706.