Benedict E. “Ben” Armeen, 72, a resident of Merrimac, MA, passed away peacefully at Anna Jaques Hospital on Monday, March 29, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Lawrence and North Andover, and was the son of the late Edward and Geraldine (Cousins) Armeen.
A graduate of Lawrence Vocational Technical High School, Ben became a laborer as a union member of Local #175 for forty years. His greatest love was his family, including his cat Stormy. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather and enjoyed being surrounded by his family, especially during the holidays. He was a man with a big heart who loved to make people laugh and spoke his mind. He was a huge New England Patriots fan, loved the ocean, sunsets, and anything to do with nature. One of his greatest pleasures was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ben is predeceased by his brother, Lionel and his wife, Mary Jean.
In addition to his wife, Nancy, Ben is survived by his daughter, Tracy and her husband Robert of Salem, NH; his son, Shawn and his wife Siboniso of Nashua NH; his brothers, Claude Armeen of Cape Cod, Gary Armeen and his wife Kathy of North Andover; sisters Tina Armeen of North Andover and Darlene Cannata of North Andover; grandchildren, Courtney, Skylar, Anthony, Tyler, Lukas, and Kyle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visitation hours from 5:00–7:00 PM on Friday, April 2, 2021, at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. A service will follow immediately at 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ben’s memory to the organization that supports Pitbulls and Parolees, the Villalobos Rescue Center, P.O. Box 771127, New Orleans, LA 70177 or at www.vrcpitbull.com/how-you-can-help/donations/. Ben often talked of going to New Orleans to adopt one of their dogs.
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