Today’s Obituaries—Dec. 30: Diamontopoulos, Miller, Marchenko, Moll, Tye, Wezesa

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Sultana (Mandravelis) Diamontopoulos, 88, of Haverhill, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 25, at Holy Family Hospital, Haverhill. A longtime member of Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Diamontopoulos was a director of the church choir and Sunday school teacher. Her visitation is this morning, Dec. 30, from 9:30-10:45 at Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill, followed by a funeral service at 11. Burial is in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford.

Lucy A. Miller, 88, of Haverhill, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, at Holy Family Hospital with her children by her side. Educated in the Haverhill school system, she graduated from Haverhill High School and Boston University. She was involved with the family business, the former Millers Cleaners, Haverhill, and was employed as an engineer for several large corporations, and as a buyer for Textron. Miller also was employed in various positions at the IRS. Funeral services are private. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford.

Valentyna Marchenko (Bogdanova), 68, of Haverhill, died peacefully Dec. 25, with family by her side. Born in Otynya, Ivano-Frankivs’k region of Ukraine on Dec. 3, 1951, she graduated as a pharmacist from Zaporizhzhya Medical Academy in 1974, where she met and married the love of her life, Yevhen Marchenko. Together they started a family and moved to Chernivtsi, Ukraine where Valentyna worked as a pharmacist in several city pharmacies, rising to the position of deputy pharmacy manager in city pharmacy #6.  In 2006 the family moved to Chicago, where Valentyna made many new close friends at EWIMA Healthcare office. In 2014, they moved to Haverhill to be closer to their sons. Visitation is Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, at Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main St., Haverhill from 9-11 a.m. Interment follows in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill.

Claire (Morin) Moll, 89, a native and lifelong resident of Haverhill, died Friday night, Dec. 27, surrounded by her family in the home that she shared with her late husband from 1963 until his death Dec. 3, 2019. The daughter of the late Auguste J. and Mathilde (Arsenault) Morin, she attended Saint Joseph Grammar School and graduated from Saint James High School in 1948. As a young woman, Moll was employed by Western Electric. Calling hours are Thursday, Jan. 2, from 4-8 p.m. at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow. Her funeral is Friday, Jan. 3, at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill. Burial follows in Saint Joseph Cemetery.

Dorothy (Rubinoff) Tye, 101, of North Andover passed away Friday Dec. 27, at the Meadows at Edgewood. Her grandfather was the eighth in a line of intellectual rabbis known as rebbes, and the “downstairs” or scholarly rabbi at Boston’s crown-jewel synagogue on Crawford Street in Roxbury. Her husband gave birth to the largest dermatological practice in this part of the country and, at the time of his death 25 years ago, was hailed as the conscience of his native Haverhill. But Dorothy Rubinoff Tye didn’t just outlive both of them—dying last week at the age of 101—but in many ways outshone them. She was the first president of her Haverhill synagogue’s sisterhood and a firebrand for everything Jewish in town. She cofounded Temple Emanu-El’s Social Action Committee and the Merrimack Valley’s Catholic-Jewish Dialogue. She was a driving force in B’nai B’rith, the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League, and helped lead a fact-finding mission on the condition of Jews in Latin America. She and her husband pushed the nuclear power plant in their summertime community of Seabrook Beach to develop a more comprehensive accident evacuation plan, and brought fresh drinking water to a section of Seabrook that had long relied on bottled water. And, with her husband, she endowed a scholar-in-residence program that brought to Haverhill for a weekend of contemplation with the community leading figures ranging from the former Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin to the head of Washington’s Holocaust Memorial Museum. Funeral services are Jan. 1 at 11 a.m. at Andover’s Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, with a graveside burial to follow at Children of Israel Cemetery on Middle Road in Haverhill. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes, Bradford and Haverhill. The family will receive friends from 1:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium at Edgewood Retirement Community, 575 Osgood St., North Andover.

Michael L. Wezesa, 61, a resident of Kingston for the last 30 years, died Dec. 26, at Exeter Hospital, with his family by his side, following an extended illness. Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, son of Theresa (Germinara) Wezesa and the late John S. Wezesa, he attended the former Haverhill Trade School and graduated from Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School with the class of 1976. He worked as an electro mechanical engineer, and was employed first by Peter Brankowitz, cabinet maker, and Peabody Store Fixtures of Rowley, and later Applied Circuits of Haverhill and finally EMC of Amesbury. He owned and rebuilt and refurbished classic cars and was especially fond of his Corvettes and Chevelles. Calling hours are Friday, Jan. 3, from 4-7 p.m. at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. His funeral service will be private.

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