Today’s Obituaries—Jan. 3: Barenboim, Melendez

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Phyllis F. Barenboim, 89, of Andover, and Highland Beach Fla., and formerly of Haverhill, died Dec. 31, at her home in Florida surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 20, 1930 in Haverhill, daughter of the late Regina and Herman Stolzberg. She was raised in Haverhill along with her late sister Rhonda Averback. A graduate of Haverhill High School in 1947, she began college that same year at the University of Miami. Her funeral is Sunday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m., at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover, followed by burial in Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Mount Vernon Street, Lawrence. Shiva/visitation is immediately after the cemetery service at Indian Ridge Country Club, Andover. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes, Bradford and Haverhill.

Roberto Melendez, 66, of Haverhill. passed away at his home Jan. 1. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Fransisco Cruz and Teresa Melendez. Raised and educated in Bronx, N.Y., he worked as a Taxi driver for many years in New York before moving to Haverhill. He also worked in construction as an asbestos abatement worker Calling hours are Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1-3:30 p.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. A funeral service follows in the funeral home at 3:30 p.m.

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