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November 6, 2013

Georgianna Theresa Saba


Medford, MA — Georgianna Theresa Saba, 68, of Medford, Mass., died peacefully at her home on Friday November 1, 2013. Georgianna was born and raised in Lawrence. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and a graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston. She received her master's degree in education from Cambridge College. Ms. Saba was a former member of The Order of The Sisters of Notre Dame. She was also a school teacher in the parochial schools in the Boston area. For many years, she was principal of The Community School in Roxbury.

Georgianna was the sole proprietor of The Irlen Diagnostic Clinic and was a reading specialist and consultant, and tirelessly worked to help people attain and achieve their educational goals.

She was an avid gardener, Georgianna could grow almost anything. She especially loved to grow her annual crop of mint. She loved her Lebanese American culture. She enjoyed dancing and was very fond of her Lebanese music and dancing. One of her greatest experiences was working by her Mother’s side at Gigi’s Sub Shop (named for her) in Lawrence, where they served the famous “Flying Saucer” kibee and salad sandwich. Georgianna loved children, she loved gift giving with her most generous heart. She enjoyed her pets.

She was also very involved with many social action causes including Rosie’s Place in Boston.

Her family members include her loving spouse, Lesley Kristeller of Medford, and her mother, Eva T. Saba of Lawrence. She also leaves her brothers, Daniel M. Saba and his wife, Cynthia, of Methuen, David C. Saba and his wife, Laurie, of Nort Andover, and Everett Boyle-Steed and his wife, Patricia, of Salem, N.H.; her uncle, Joseph Assad of Methuen; and her aunt, Elaine Medina of Derry, N.H. Georgianna was a true second mother to her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many students.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Friday, November 8, from 4 to 8 p.m., at The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. Family and friends are respectfully invited to gather at St. Anthony Maronite Church, 145 Amesbury Street, Lawrence, Mass., on Saturday, November 9, to attend a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery, Methuen.

To send condolences, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com, or www.facebook.com/DewhirstFuneralHome.