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Elise Irene Dubuque

December 14, 1951 ~ September 2, 2016 (age 64)

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September 9, 2016

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Parker Funeral Home
Lynn, MA

Funeral Service
September 9, 2016

1:30 PM
Parker Funeral Home
Lynn, MA

Mother, Grandmother, Artist, Teacher


Elise Irene Dubuque, 64, of Lawrence, formerly of Lynn, died peacefully after a lengthy illness September 2nd with her children by her side. Elise is remembered for her gentle kindness, compassionate giving and loving acceptance of all people.

Born in Springfield, MA on December 14, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Inez (Nodding) Dubuque. She grew up in Lynn, attending St. Jean Baptist School and graduating from Lynn English High School and Salem State University with a degree in education. She was a children’s librarian in Newton, NH and achieved a pedorthist license.  She was noted for her caringness to her clients and always looked for ways to help those around her. She was also a talented artist and dedicated English Second Language teacher at Operation Bootstrap in Lynn. All of her Citizenship students became American citizens.

Predeceased by a son David in 1977, she leaves a daughter Mary Ellen Johansson of Manchester, NH a son Michael Pennisi of Exeter, NH, three grandchildren Addison and Natalie Johansson, Vincent Pennisi, two sisters Deborah Bean of East Longmeadow, Rosemary Stewart of Wakefield, NH, a dear sister-in-law Linda Dubuque and two brothers Stephen Dubuque of Duxbury, Philip Dubuque of Malden. Elise also leaves her lifelong friend Arlene Germain of Medford and many nieces and nephews.

Service Details: Services will be at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. on Friday Sept. 9th. Visiting hours from 11:30 – 1:30 PM, Funeral immediately following visiting hours. Please make memorial donations in Elise’s name to Mary Immaculate Nursing Home 172 Lawrence St. Lawrence, MA 01841 of Operation Bootstrap 20 Wheeler St. Suite 203 Lynn, MA 01902.  For those who cannot attend this Friday’s service, a Celebration of Life will also be held at Rye Harbor State Park, details to be announced soon.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Mary Immaculate Nursing Home
172 Lawrence Street, Lawrence MA 01841

Operation Bootstrap
20 Wheeler Street, Suite 203, Lynn MA 01902

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