Elizabeth M. Meuse of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on Sunday, January 15th surrounded by her loving family.
She was born and raised in Somerville where she attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School and later graduated from Somerville High School. Daughter of the late Ralph and Claire Vezina and sister to the late Claire Rivard. Beth moved her family to Chelsea in the early 80’s where she resided for almost 30 years. She held multiple positions working for the Chelsea Public School System working at both the Mary C. Burke and Williams School before retiring in 2007. She also worked part time at Bradlees in Chelsea for several years up until it closed in 2001.
Beth loved animals of all kinds. Over the years she had many pets and loved them all unconditionally. It was impossible for her to cross paths with any animal, especially a dog, and not stop to say ‘hi’ and give a rub behind the ear. She always said if she won the lottery the first thing she would do is open an animal sanctuary to help animals in need.
In her later years, post retirement, she enjoyed just relaxing, spending time with family, taking care of her cat, shopping and watching old game shows from the 70’s.
She was the loving mother to Donna Baumann and her husband Robert of Saugus, Barbara Luiso and her husband Carlo of Salem, NH, Stacy Meuse and her partner John Solio of Reading and Micheal Stell of Bradford, MA. Former spouse of the late Donald Meuse of Malden. Cherished ‘Nana’ to her grandchildren Vinnie, Gina and Cassie and loving ‘Gigi’ to her great grandchildren Paisley, Riley, Vincent Jr. and Mia Elizabeth. She is also lovingly survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, Malden (Maplewood Square) on Saturday, January 21st from 3-6 PM. Committal Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution be made to MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 or at www.mspca.org/adoption-centers/nevins-farm-adoption-center
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