Resident of town most of her life

Published in the December 8, 2016 edition

denise-Valade-pic-webNORTH READING — Denise M. Valade, 61, of North Reading, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington.

She was born in Winchester on Sept. 15, 1955 to Edward H. and Yvonne (Courtemanche) Valade.

Denise lived in North Reading most of her life and graduated from North Reading High School, Class of 1974.

She went on to hair dressing school and later became an EMT.

Denise was employed at Scully Signaling in Wilmington for many years and enjoyed the camaraderie with her co-workers.

Denise enjoyed the company of family and friends, loved to joke and laugh and was a faithful friend who would do anything to help a friend in need. She was happiest in the comfort of her home.

Family members include her sister, Sherry Higginbottom and her husband Robert of South Carolina, her sister–in–law, Anne (Mastro) Valade; her niece, Jennifer Valade and nephew, Nathan Valade, all of North Reading. She was predeceased by her brother Jay E. Valade

Calling hours will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.