Loving husband, father, and grandfather
Joseph Eskenas, 87, of Chelmsford, entered into rest on June 15, 2018, at his home, his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Marion C. (Topping) Eskenas.
Born in Salem, MA, June 4, 1931, a son of the late Albert and Victoria (Levy) Eskenazi. He received his education in the Peabody school system and graduated from Peabody High School. He furthered his education at Boston University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Joseph spent most of his career as a CPA working in the Hotel industry, and finished his employment as Treasurer of Levine Chapel in Brookline, retiring in 2008.
Among his many hobbies, he especially enjoyed flying, and was a passionate Notre Dame Football fan (never missing a game). He also enjoyed watching hockey, especially routing for the Bruins. He had a green thumb, always tending to his garden, and was a very talented model airplane builder. Most of the time, his beloved German Shepherd Sasha was by his side. As busy as he was, time spent with his family brought him great joy.
Besides his wife Marion, he is survived by his children, Victoria Dyckes and her husband Keith of Norwood, Arnold Eskenas and his wife Beth of Tewksbury, Roberta E. Newman and her husband Eric of Billerica, Harvey M. Eskenas and his wife Alison of Foxboro, Joseph M. Eskenas and his wife Andrea of Fitchburg, and Kristen E. Motard and her husband Mark of Chelmsford. Also by 16 grandchildren.
ESKENAS – In Chelmsford, June 15, 2018. Joseph Eskenas, 87, of Chelmsford. Joseph’s graveside service will be held on Monday at Temple Beth El Cemetery, Waverley Ave., Chelmsford, at 2:00 PM. Please omit flowers. Friends who wish may make memorial donations in his name to Dana-Farber, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Shiva will be observed at his home following his service until 7 PM, and on Tuesday from 2 until 7 PM. Arrangements in the care of MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy.