Danvers — Helen C. (Zahar) Jennings, 78, of Danvers and formerly of Nashua, N.H., passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center with her family at her side. She was the wife of Robert J. Jennings, of Danvers, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.
Born in Somerville, in 1934, Helen graduated from Somerville High School. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed time spent with her family, especially with her loving grand- and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Jennings was the daughter of the late Anastasios and Thelma (Ligor) Zahar.
She leaves a daughter, Cheryl Corbett and her husband, Dan of Danvers; two sons, Robert Jr. and his wife, Ruth of Greenfield, N.H., and David Jennings and his wife, Joanne of New Ipswich, N.H. Also leaving nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Ann Herrera and late sister-in-law of Arthur Herrera.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visitation on Saturday from 10 a.m. - noon in the Mackey Funeral Home, 22 Conant St., Danvers. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Helen's name to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., PO Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241-8629 or go to Lupus.org. See www.mackeyfuneralhome.com for further information or to leave a condolence.