Beatrice A.'s Story

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Beatrice A. (Salvo) Menici, 94 years young, of Peabody passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016, in the comforting presence of her loving family, following a brief illness.
Born in Somerville, Mass., on July 14, 1922, to Francesco and Maria (Rizzotti) Salvo, she was raised in Salem, Mass. A widow for the last 27 years, Beatrice was married to her loving husband, Carl W. Menici, of Peabody for 42 years, before his passing on February 28, 1989.
After graduating from Salem High School in 1939, she worked for a number of years at the Salem Credit Union, Sylvania, and the Monarch Market in Peabody, a family owned grocery store. Beatrice became a full time mother and housewife after the birth of her children, Carl Jr., Mark, and Gary.
Beatrice was a wonderful, caring person who was full of life, but even more, she was unwaveringly devoted to her entire family. She was also an avid golfer who continued practicing in her backyard with her 9 Iron up until a few weeks before her passing.
Throughout her life, Beatrice was an active member in the community. She was a former longtime member of the Salem Country Club; the Highland Greens Niners, a women’s golf league that played weekly at the Hillview Country Club; the Danvers Garden Club; a den mother for the Peabody Cub Scouts; a member of both Metro and Sunnyside bowling leagues; a member of St. John’s the Baptist Church in Peabody; and an active member of the Sons of Italy Vittoria Romana 1200, in Salem.
Beatrice was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, great-aunt, great-grand-aunt, and loyal friend. Her passion was spending time with all of her family, whom she loved and cherished with all of her heart.
She is lovingly survived by her three sons, Carl W. Menici and his wife, Elizabeth of Magnolia; Mark Menici and his companion, Shelly McGuiggan of Danvers; and Gary Menici and his companion, Robin Casey of Peabody; her cherished grandchildren, Carl W. Menici III of Gloucester and Kelsey E. Menici of Magnolia; a brother, Anthony Salvo and his wife, Lillian of Salem; a sister, Loretta Nolan and her husband, Frank of Danvers; a sister-in-law, Patricia Salvo of Salem; and a large extended family and friends who all cared for her deeply.
Besides her loving husband, Carl, Beatrice was predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and John Lojko of Danvers and Josephine and David Sultzbach of Salem; her brother, Steve Salvo of Salem; and her brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Catherine Salvo of Salem.
Her family is at peace knowing that Beatrice is now reunited with her late husband, Carl; her parents; brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews; many members of her large extended family; and long lost friends that have all passed before her. Beatrice’s family would like to thank the staff at Care Dimensions for all the loving care and support they provided.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, 17 Church Street, Peabody, Friday, October 21, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bea’s memory to a cancer foundation of your choice. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  October 19, 2016
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