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Althea Rachel Paige of Marblehead and Brooksby Village in Peabody died peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on January 16, 2017. She was 93. Born in Boston to the late Rose and Carmen Domenico, she attended Winthrop High School and Fisher College before settling in Marblehead with her husband, Dr. Emil Paige.

Mrs. Paige was a formidable bridge player, a prize-winning tennis player, and an expert gardener. She also enjoyed sailing with her husband as a member of the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead. She will be remembered for her grace, her unpretentious elegance, and the warmth with which she engaged everyone she met.

In addition to her husband of 71 years, Mrs. Paige leaves her son, John L. Paige of Marblehead; her daughter, Althea Bertrand and her husband, Stephen of Lexington; her grandson, Hugo Bertrand of Lunenburg; her granddaughter, Mayra Bertrand of Wakefield; her brother, John Domenico of Chandler, Arizona; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Carmen Domenico of Winthrop in May 2016.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead on Wednesday, January 25, at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Visiting hours will be held at the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead on Tuesday, January 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or online donations at www.CareDimensions.org. To share a memory of Althea or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 20, 2017
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