Dorothy Marie Kissel, 77, of Haverhill, passed away Dec. 17, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after a short illness.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Victor J. and Mary T. (Ambrozavitch) Kissel. Kissel attended Perley High School in Georgetown, graduating with the class of 1959. After graduation, she attended Burdett College in Boston. Following graduation she worked as the business agent secretary of Local 201 IUE and later as a bookkeeper for District 2 IUE until her retirement. An avid sportswoman, she played basketball and softball in her youth and enjoyed golfing and bowling throughout her adult life. She traveled all over the United States and Canada to visit friends and family as well as throughout the United States for bowling conventions and to golf.
Kissel was a big Boston Red Sox fan, never missing a game either at Fenway Park or watching the game on television. She enjoyed taking trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, particularly trying her luck at Bingo. Most of all, she loved her family and was devoted to her niece, nephew, great niece and great nephew. She was a loving daughter and sister, a cherished aunt and a loyal friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Kissel is survived by her brother, Vincent M. Kissel of Haverhill; sister-in-law, Kimberly J. Kissel of Plaistow, N.H.; nephew Michael P. Kissel and his wife Marie D. of Hampstead, N.H.; niece, Heather K. Currier and her husband Jay D. of Plaistow, N.H.; great niece Lillian D. Currier; and great nephews Mark A. Kissel and Stone R. Currier. She was predeceased by her brothers, Philip R. Kissel and Daniel M. Kissel and her sister in law Joyce Kissel.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Thursday, Dec. 27 from 4-7 p.m. at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services are Friday morning at 10 in the funeral home. Burial follows in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. Kissel was a breast cancer survivor; in her memory consider a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in lieu of flowers ([email protected]).