Doris (Gideika) Klimauskas
Doris (Gideika) Klimauskas, 94, passed away on
October 6, 2012, peacefully in the home that her father
built, surrounded by her loving family. Doris was the wife
of the late Witold Klimauskas.
Born in Lynn, MA on May 8, 1918, Mrs. Klimauskas was the
daughter of the late Anthony and Petruse (Pilsucki) Gideika.
Doris graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1938,
and continued her education graduating from Mansfield
Academy Hairdressing School of Boston in 1939. She worked
for various salons, was a homemaker and later worked as a
waitress at Valles Restaurant in Andover for seventeen years
before retiring in 1985. Doris was an avid gardener and was
happiest among her roses and tomatoes. Her children, grand
children and great grandchildren were the joy of her life.
She was a longtime member of St. James Parish.
Doris is survived by her loving children, Maureen
(McDermott) Dixon and husband Lance of Naples, FL, formerly
of Windham, NH, Wayne R. Klimauskas and his wife Maryellen
of Effingham, NH, Jeanne Gordon of Hooksett, NH; seven
grandchildren; ten great grandchildren, and several nieces
and nephews. She was the sister of the late Stanley Gideika
of Lynn, MA.
Relatives and friends are invited to the service on
Wednesday at 9:00 am at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home,
148 Main Street, Haverhill, followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial at 10:00 am at St. James Church. Calling hours
Tuesday 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment at
the Lithuanian National Cemetery in Methuen. Donations in
her memory may be made to Elder Services of Merrimack
Valley, 360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01943.