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BEVERLY, MA - Charlotte "Ann" Masse, 86, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Beverly Hospital. Charlotte was born and raised in Peabody, Mass., in 1931 to her father, James Dennedy, and mother, Charlotte Poirier.
Ann grew up going to Peabody schools. She attended St John's in Peabody, where she graduated in 1949. After graduating, she went onto Wilfred Hairdressing Academy to become a hair dresser when she graduated in 1960.
Later in life, she found the love of her life when she met Robert "Bob" L. Masse and married him in 1968. She raised a family and lived throughout the North Shore from Salem to Peabody to Beverly, back to Peabody, then retired to Deltona then Orange City, Fla., and eventually resided in Topsfield, Mass.
Although she had hobbies outside of her work, such as knitting, her family was her everything. She loved them dearly and spent every moment she could with them, making memories and watching her children grow up with her husband, Bob. Ann and Bob enjoyed many cruise ship tours to various places over the last 15 years including Jamica, St. Thomas, St. Martin, Bermuda, Bahamas and Cozumel, Mexico.
Ann leaves behind her loving husband, Robert L. Masse; her son, David R. Masse; her daughter-in-law, Karen Carr; her son, Paul H. Masse; her daughter, Molly A. Paradis; son-in-law, Steven Paradis; former daughter-in-law, Caroline Masse. She had a close relationship with her sisters, Carol Norton, Joan Butler, Ellen Thibodeau; and her brother, Michael Dennedy; her grandchildren, Justin Masse, Audrey Masse, Stevie Paradis, and Christina Paradis; and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will take place Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the Murphy Funeral Home, located on 85 Federal St., Salem, from 8 to 10 a.m. Following visiting hours, funeral services will be held at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 1 Margin Street, Peabody, on the Peabody/Salem line at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the Masse family asks memorial contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, in honor of Charlotte Ann Masse's Memory. For more information or online guestbook, please call 978-744-0497 or visit our website at www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
Published on December 25, 2017
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