Joanne V. (Lebro) D’Orazio, 76, Worked for Haverhill Schools

joanne_dorazioJoanne V. (Lebro) D’Orazio, 76, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday Jan. 4, at her residence with her husband by her side.

She was born in Haverhill April 4, 1940, daughter of the late Frank P. and Theresa M. (Gallechio) Lebro. D’Orazio was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1958, and later attended Chandler Secretarial School. She worked at Family Sport Shop on Locust Street for many years, was a bookkeeper at the Division of Employment Security office and was also a clerical paraprofessional at the Haverhill School Department. She was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford.

She was predeceased by her daughter Lisa J. Dion who passed away last April 8, and is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph S. D’Orazio of Bradford; son Gary F. D’Orazio of Haverhill; grandchildren Tara L. Dion and Brandon P. Dion and his wife Julisa, of Haverhill; great grandchildren Brooke P. and Lucas C. Blanchette; sister-in-law Debra Lebro of Haverhill; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours Friday Jan. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., at H.L. Farmer and Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. (route 125), Bradford. Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning, Jan. 7, at 10, in Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Burial follows in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in her memory may be made to Sacred Hearts Parish, 48 South Chestnut St., Bradford, MA 01835.