, Salem, MA

December 2, 2013

Dorene M. Soundis, 58

Beverly — Dorene Soundis, 58, passed away suddenly at her home on Monday, November 25. A longtime resident of Beverly, Dorene was born on August 31, 1955, and was the daughter of Chester Soundis and the late Angelina (Parisella) Soundis.

She is survived by her father Chester A. Soundis and his companion, Vivian Hislop of Wenham; a sister, Marion Soundis of Lynn; and a brother, William Soundis and his wife, Christina, of Lynn; by several nieces and nephews; and her very special friend, Carol Martin and her husband, Peter.

Dorene was a graduate of Beverly High School and North Shore Community College. Her employment over the years included secretarial and receptionist jobs, but she enjoyed her work at Nichols Candy of Gloucester, and was currently employed at Gordon College. Her hobbies were multiple, including quilting, reading, and board and computer games. One of her favorite pastimes was playing Canasta with her many beloved friends. An avid cook, she also enjoyed making great dishes and shared them willingly.

Her devotion to family and friends, as well as her desire to pass on her mother’s recipes to family members, will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held in the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service, from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Beverly Bootstraps, 321 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915, or to the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, 63 Elm St., Salisbury, MA 01952. For information, directions, or condolences, please visit