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Rose (Manetti) Blye

HAVERHILL: Rose (Manetti) Blye, 91, passed away peacefully at her home on December 21, 2016 surrounded by those she loved. She was the wife of the late Jack London Blye.

Born in Lawrence on December 7, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Aurelio and Felicia (Rossi) Manetti

Rose had a successful and dedicated 41 year career in Haverhill’s shoe industry where she worked as a stitcher at Grieco Brothers before retiring in 1987. Rose was a member of the former St. Rita’s Church where she sang in the choir, a member of the Women’s City Club of Haverhill, Haverhill Garden Club and the Haverhill Social Club. Rose was an accomplished artist studying with Linda Neilson. She completed many oil paintings which she displayed in her home. Rose did her best to serve her community, and was very proud of her family’s accomplishments.

Rose is survived by her children, David Blye and wife Sandra of Chester, NH, Susan Hayes and husband Barry of Atkinson, NH, Nancy Stevens and her fiancée William Weber of Haverhill, Sandra Thompson and husband Michael of Haverhill; eight grandchildren, six great grandsons; sister, Beatrice Spera of Haverhill. She was the mother of the late Frank G. Blye.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, December 28th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 7:15 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street.

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