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Helene “Lenie” Ross, age 73, of West Hatfield, former longtime resident of Lynn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. She was born on April 25, 1943, in Boston, the daughter of the late Geronimo and Helen (Collins) Pryor. She was raised and educated in Lynn. Lenie owned and operated “Nana’s Place” Laundromat at the corner of Western Avenue and Chatham Street in Lynn for many years. Family meant everything to Lenie. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Anna Start and husband, Robert of West Hatfield; her sons, John J. Ross and wife, Jennifer of Rowley, and Tony M. Ross and wife, Heather of Norton Shores, Mich. She is survived by six brothers and two sisters; eight grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lenie was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.
Calling hours are on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Pius V Church, 215 Maple Street, Lynn. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the veteran’s charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.cuffemcginn.com for directions or to sign the online guest book.
Published on  February 24, 2017
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