Micheline  Vareika
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West Peabody - Micheline (Joachim) Vareika, 84, beloved wife of the late Donald C. Vareika, died Thursday, November 7, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.
Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, she was the daughter of the late Marcel and Marie Josette (Horion) Joachim.
Mrs. Vareika pursued medical studies at Louvain University in Belgium and obtained a master's degree in French Literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a professor of French, she taught primary, secondary, and college levels in numerous schools including West Memorial in Peabody, Tower School in Marblehead, and St. Paul's Choir School in Cambridge.
A longtime resident of Peabody, Mrs. Vareika was a communicant of St. Adelaide's Church in West Peabody, and was the founder and former president of Faith and Concern, a non-profit organization in Peabody. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her son, Michael Vareika and his wife, Anne, residing in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; her four grandchildren, Marie-Alicia, Christopher, Catherine and Jonathan; her adopted son, Delis Etienne; and her brother, Jean-Michel Joachim. She was also the sister of the late Pierre Joachim.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Adelaide's Church, 708 Lowell St., West Peabody, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A visitation will be held at the church prior to the Mass on Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. For directions and online guestbook please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
Published on November 11, 2019


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Kerrie Hartigan
Nov 16, 2019
Micheline was my neighbor and friend for years. She added such life to our neighborhood.
Claire nihan
Nov 12, 2019
Are used to clean Michaline‘s house, she was always such a kind caring person. I think of her quite often. My thoughts are with the family. Claire