North Andover — Elsie "Chris" Meade of North Andover a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully joining her beloved husband of 63 years, James J. Meade and her son William P. Meade on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Sutton Hill Nursing Center.
Chris is survived by a son, Peter and his wife, Ann of Ashburn, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Barbara of Spartanburg, S.C.; and a daughter, Kathleen and her husband, Francis Kirkpatrick of North Andover. Chris enjoyed sharing her love of chocolate with her seven grandchildren, Lisa and Patrick Maloney, Michael Meade, James Meade, Daniel and Janet Meade, Francis and Cindy Kirkpatrick, Kevin and Amy Kirkpatrick, and Kelley and Andrew Sarnie. She also adored her ten great-grandchildren, who brought smiles to her face.
Chris enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She had a love for reading books and also enjoyed walking. She shared her love for the beach with her beloved husband and passed that love on to her family. Chris' generosity and kind spirit touched not only her family's lives, but her treasured friends lives as well. We thank the staff at Sutton Hill Nursing Center for their generous support and loving care.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Thursday, November 29, from 6-9 p.m. at Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, November 30, at 10 a.m. at Saint Michael's Parish, 196 Main Street, North Andover. For online condolences please visit our website at www.contefuneralhomes.com