Stanley Saba lived the second half of his life by the ocean in a home built with his life-long love and wife, Lorraine. Together they created a large, loving family that often gathered together to enjoy love and life there. “The Beach” was a source of comfort and love for all who gathered during big family meals and peaceful solitary hours of reading and reflection alongside the sound of the waves.
Stan led many business, religious and community groups through his life. He spent the majority of his career at Merrill Lynch where he held a number of positions and served as a member of the Executive’s Advisory Board to the Chairman. He was as a member of the Andover Planning Board, served as the first President of the Andover Homeowner’s Association, and he was President of St. Joseph’s Church Parish council. Stan was active in overall Melkite Catholic Church of the United States Affairs and served as both member and president of its National Diocesan Council.
He assisted in developing Lazarus House and helped raise the funds necessary to purchase the original property and later headed up “The Great American Dream” fundraiser which generated the funds for Lazarus House to expand it’s ministries. He was active in the Cursillo community at St. Basil’s Seminary in Methuen for many years and instrumental in the construction of their new addition.
Stan served for four years in the US Air Force during the Korean War and was a graduate of the Merrimack College School of Business where he attended night school while working full time and helping to raise six children.
Father to two sons, Kevin and Rick, who he was incredibly proud of; four daughters, Debbie, Ann, Kathy and Sandy, who were the light of his world; wonderful daughters and sons-in-laws; 14 grandchildren, each amazing in his eyes; and 3 great-grandchildren with another one on the way, Stan supported and guided three-generations of family members at every step taken in life.
A deeply loving friend to many in the Seacoast area and his winter retreat in Aruba, Stan made friends easily and held deep friendships for many decades.
Stan passed away peacefully as the sun rose over the ocean on June 11, 2020. He was surrounded by his loving family.
The family would like to thank all of the amazing Doctors and Nurses at Mass General Hospital. They were absolutely incredible with their endless care, compassion and genuine love for Stan. Each of you will have a special place in the hearts of each Saba family member.
An online funeral mass will be live streaming on June 13 at 11 AM, and accessible via: https://www.facebook.com/Stanley.Saba.Funeral/posts/104434097979748 or by copying and pasting the link in a browser’s address bar.
Friends are encouraged to post notes with their favorite memory of Stan on the Dewhirst & Boles website at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.
The family understands that some may like to honor Stan in a special way. Donations in his memory can be made to the St. Basil’s Seminary at stbasils.org or Lazarus House Ministries at lazarushouse.org