Peabody – Mrs. Dalena (Armitage) May, age 71, of Peabody, died suddenly on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Beverly Hospital. Dalena (Dal) was the wife of the late Lawrence (Larry) May with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late John and Dalena (Braccio) Armitage. She was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, and had lived in Peabody for the past 43 years.
Dalena had worked as an executive secretary with Sears for over 30 years prior to her retirement. Dal loved traveling with her late husband, Larry, and continued traveling with her daughter, Cristy. She especially enjoyed her trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Dal remained close with her “Sears crew” and enjoyed countless moments with them. Her three grandchildren were her world, and her greatest joy came from spending time with them and attending their many activities.
She is survived by her daughter, Cristy French and her husband, Thomas of Peabody; three grandchildren, Katie, Ashley, and Matthew French, of Peabody; her niece, Linda Baldini, of Nahant; as well as several great-nieces and -nephews.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, Peabody at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Directions and guestbook at

View Original NoticePeabody - Mrs. Dalena (Armitag...