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May 9, 2013

Vera Wenige, 87

Haverhill, MA — Vera R. (Conte) Wenige, 87, died Sunday May 5, 2013, at Lawrence General Hospital. She was born in Haverhill, December 17, 1925, daughter of Federico and Gemma (Grassi) Conte. She was educated in Haverhill Schools, and was a member of All Saints Parish. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Vera was retired from the Haverhill School Food Services Department. She was the wife of the late Thomas Wenige. She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Atwood and her partner, Michael Colburn of Haverhill, and Karen Wenige of Haverhill; a brother, Frank Conte of Haverhill; two sisters, Angelina Conte, and Agnes Bevilacqua, both of Haverhill; two granddaughters, Lindsay Graham of Newton, N.H., and Lauren Atwood of Amesbury; two great-grandchildren, Lyra and William Graham of Newton,N.H. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Hannah Duston Health Care, and Lawrence General Hospital, for the kindness and care given to Vera during her stays at those facilities.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held Wednesday May 8, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. from the Paul C. Rogers Family-Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 334 Main St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in All Saints Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held today from 3:30 to 7 p.m. For directions or to send condolences, visit www.Scatamacchiafuneralhome.com.

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