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Russell Six

November 2, 1934 - April 21, 2018

GROVELAND - Russell Six, 83, of Groveland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. Service details and complete notice will follow.
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Jacqueline Bonner

October 11, 1927 - April 18, 2018

LAWRENCE - Jacqueline T. (Murphy) Bonner, 90, of Lawrence passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018. Jacqueline was born in Lawrence on October 11, 1927, daughter of Michael and Margaret (Milnes) Murphy. She was raised and educated in Lawrence, graduating from Lawrence High School, class of 1945. Jacqueline then went on to pursue a career in nursing, graduating from St. John's Nursing School,...
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Philip "Phil" A. Cadoret

February 5, 1924 - April 18, 2018

LAWRENCE - Phillip "Phil" Cadoret, 94, of Lawrence passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was born in Methuen on February 5, 1924, son of Philias and Alyce (McNulty) Cadoret. Married to the true love of his life, his wife of 64 years, Lillian (Buote) Cadoret who passed in 2009. Phil was a natural teacher, confidant, and problem solver who lived his life with great dignity...
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Hansaben B. Patel

January 21, 1937 - April 15, 2018

Hansaben Patel, 81, of Gujarat, India, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018, in Lowell. Agni Sansakar Service Wednesday, April 18, at Linwood Cemetery Chapel, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
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Balubhai Ambalal Patel

March 3, 1941 - April 14, 2018

Balubhai Ambalal Patel, 77, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2018, in Lowell. Born on March 3, 1941 in Kayavarohan, Gujarat, India. Agni Sansakar Service Wednesday, April 18, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Service will continue at Linwood Crematory.
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Michael D. Sughrue

June 21, 1957 - April 8, 2018

HAVERHILL - Michael Donald Sughrue, 60, passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 8, 2018. Michael was born in Boston on June 21, 1957. Son of the late Donald Francis and Alice Mae Sughrue. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1975 and was a member of the Teamster Local for 30 years. He was the loving husband of Ginger Sughrue, whom they shared 38 years of marriage. They were...
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Michelle M. Dionne

September 18, 1960 - April 7, 2018

Michelle M. (Crowell) Dionne, 57, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2018 in her home, surrounded by her loving family and dear friends. Lifelong resident of Haverhill, Michelle was the daughter of the late William Crowell and Irene (Tremblay) Crowell. She graduated from Haverhill High School in 1978 and worked in admissions at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital for many years....
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Kathleen A. Cordes

October 11, 1927 - April 3, 2018

HAVERHILL - Kathleen A. Cordes, wife of the late Leslie G. Cordes, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2018 at the Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill with her loving family by her side. She was born in Gardiner, Maine, daughter of the late Arthur W. and Elsie M. (Edgerly) Sears. Raised in Maine and Amesbury, MA she graduated from Amesbury High School. Kathleen pursued many interests,...
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Charles F. Boulanger

August 13, 1932 - April 2, 2018

BOXFORD – Charles Francis Boulanger, 85, of Boxford, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Kaplan House in Danvers, with his wife by his side. Charles was born in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Francis M. and Helen S. (Johanson) Boulanger. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and later enrolled in the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK, where...
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Jennie Nowicki

March 22, 1918 - April 1, 2018

HAVERHILL – Jennie (Sudol) Nowicki, 100 years old, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Penacook Place with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late John Nowicki who passed away in 1998. She was born and raised in Haverhill, daughter of Valentine and Sophia Sudol and graduated from Haverhill High School in 1936. Upon graduation she enrolled in a...
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Peter L. Kastrinelis

June 9, 1929 - March 27, 2018

BOXFORD – Peter L. Kastrinelis, 88, of North Andover and formerly of Boxford, passed away at Edgewood Retirement Community, early Tuesday morning, March 27, 2018. Peter was born on June 9, 1929 in Boston, to parents Clara and Lambros Kastrinelis. He was a 1947 graduate of Framingham High School and graduated from Duke University in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical...
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John K. Pitcher

October 26, 1969 - March 24, 2018

HAVERHILL – John K. Pitcher, 48, longtime Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones after a lengthy illness. John was born on October 26, 1969 in Cottage Grove, OR, son of Linda (Pershall) Phillips and the late Norman Pitcher. Loving husband for many years to Samantha (Hersch) Pitcher. He worked as a Project Manager / Carpenter and enjoyed his career. His...
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Corinne (DeLuca) Grise

March 10, 1931 - March 21, 2018

HAVERHILL – Corinne D. (DeLuca) Grise, passed away peacefully at home in Pensacola, FL after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Haverhill on March 10, 1931, daughter of Michael and Antionette DeLuca. Mrs. Grise attended Haverhill High School then earned her B.S. Degree from Regis College in Weston, MA. She taught mathematics in the Haverhill Public School System then went on to...
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Richard Nolan

June 3, 1940 - March 20, 2018

HAVERHILL - Richard D. Nolan, 77, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on March 20, 2018 at High Pointe Hospice House surrounded by his family. Richard was born on June 3, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Frank and Phyllis (Luzier) Nolan. He is survived by his wife, Paula, of Haverhill; daughters Katharine Kim and husband Seha of Haverhill, Kerry Minichiello and...
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Robert E. Kent

July 11, 1933 - March 16, 2018

GROVELAND - Robert E. Kent of Groveland passed away on Friday, March 16. He was the son of Francis E. Kent and Doris Conant Kent. He was predeceased by a sister Evelyn Broz, a brother Thomas W. Kent, and step-brother Richard C. Johnson. Bob was born in Beverly and was a resident of Georgetown for 25 years where he graduated from the Perley Free High School. Upon graduation of high school, he...
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Ralph Newcomb

October 4, 1954 - March 15, 2018

LOWELL - Ralph Newcomb, 63, of Lowell, passed away peacefully March 15, 2018. He was born on October 4, 1954, son the late Harold Newcomb of Florida and late Doris Blanchette Newcomb of Dracut. He grew up in Tyngsboro and attended Tyngsboro schools. Ralph loved his work, driving roll off trucks for different companies like Waste Mangement Disposal for over 20 years and several other companies...
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K. Theodore "Zak" Pruyn

March 3, 1960 - March 12, 2018

WEST NEWBURY - "Zak" Pruyn, of West Newbury, devoted husband, father and animal lover, passed away with the snowfall on March 12 after a long illness. His loving wife, Sherry L. Repp Pruyn, and his devoted friend Angelina Exposito was at his side. Zak was born in Connecticut and raised in Bedford, MA and graduated from Bedford High School in 1978. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design...
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Beatrice M. Cox

July 8, 1926 - March 11, 2018

GROVELAND – Beatrice M. Cox, 91, longtime Groveland resident, formerly of Haverhill, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was born in Provincetown on July 8, 1926, daughter of Gordon O. and Dorothy E. (Brown) Denzin. Her education included her graduation from Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia and her study of nursing at Barnard College, New York City. It...
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Vivian (Bennett) Forrest

May 11, 1943 - March 5, 2018

***FRIDAY, MARCH 9, FUNERAL MASS WILL BE HELD AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH, 120 BELLEVUE AVE., HAVERHILL - DUE TO POWER OUTAGE AT SACRED HEARTS CHURCH. MASS IS AT 10:00 AM. HAVERHILL - Vivian (Bennett) Forrest, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, March 5, 2018. She was born in Buffington Township, Pennsylvania, daughter of Harry and...
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Konstantinos A. Dimakis

May 24, 1961 - March 5, 2018

HAVERHILL - Konstantinos A. Dimakis, 56, known by many as Kosta, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on March 5, at the Lawrence General Hospital. He was born on May 24, 1961 in Chios, Greece. Kosta and his family immigrated to the United States in 1975 and settled in Haverhill. He was a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill. Kosta graduated...
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Gloria (D'Agostino) Bove

March 23, 1928 - March 3, 2018

HAVERHILL – Gloria (D'Agostino) Bove, 89, longtime Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2018 at the Prescott House in No. Andover. She was born in Lawrence on March 23, 1928, daughter of Philippo and Aurora (Lorenzo) D'Agostino. She attended Lawrence Public Schools and graduate of Lawrence High School, class of 1945, also graduated from the Massachusetts School of Art in...
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Dale Penney

May 22, 1991 - March 1, 2018

HAVERHILL – Dale Penney, 26, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018. He was born on May 22, 1991, graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 2009 and earned an Associate Degree from ITT Tech. Dale's activities included anything outdoors, riding dirt bikes and four wheelers, snowplowing in the winter and building stone walls, as well as being a talented...
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Gertrude Bryant

June 18, 1941 - February 28, 2018

HAVERHILL - Gertrude (Halloran) Bryant, 76, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Penacook Place, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Haverhill on June 18, 1941, daughter of Russell and Catherine (Donovan) Halloran. Gert shared a loving marriage of 41 years with her husband Lee M. Bryant who passed away in 2001. Gert worked as a Security Guard for Whittier...
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Mary Jo (Dewhurst) Heffernan

September 21, 1954 - February 24, 2018

HAVERHILL - Mary Jo (Dewhurst) Heffernan, 63, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife and best friend of Jack Heffernan, with whom she shared forty-five years of marriage. Born in Haverhill on September 21, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Eileen (Halloran) Dewhurst. She attended...
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Veronica (Davichick) Tracy

April 30, 1930 - February 23, 2018

HAVERHILL – Veronica (Davichick) Tracy, 87, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2018. Veronica was born in Haverhill on April 30, 1930, daughter of John and Ann Davichick. She attended Haverhill schools and worked as Head of Housekeeping for Baker-Katz Nursing Home for over twenty years until her retirement. Her activities included reading, bingo,...
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Donna Mae Mooney

January 18, 1947 - February 15, 2018

HAVERHILL - Donna Mae Mooney71, passed away on February 15, 2018, after a prolonged illness at her home in Haverhill. She was born in Lynn on January 18, 1947, daughter of the late Charles and Violet (Morgan) Donachie. Donna was a graduate of Lynn English High School and earned her Associate's degree in liberal arts at Bradford College. She loved crafting and was an avid painter. Donna is...
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Sunilbhai Balubhai Patel

January 18, 1969 - February 14, 2018

Sunilbhai Balubhai Patel, 49, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018, in Boston. Born on January 18, 1969 in Vadodara, India. Agni Sansakar Service Saturday, February 17, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Service will continue at Linwood Crematory.
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Hugh Johnson

November 4, 1936 - February 13, 2018

HAVERHILL - Hugh Johnson, 81, of Londonderry, NH, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Hugh was born on November 4, 1936 in Newton, NH, son of Edgar and Ellen (Soraghan) Johnson. He graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1953 and attended Northeastern and Suffolk University attaining his Master's Degree in Education. His career ranged from teacher and assistant...
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Edward T. Overka

October 25, 1947 - February 9, 2018

LAWRENCE – Edward T. Overka, 70, of Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2018. Born on October 25, 1947, son of the late Joseph and Rita (Provencal) Overka. He was raised in Lawrence and was a resident of the City his entire life. Edward loved all Boston sports teams, especially the Red Sox. He spent a lot of time at the Franco American in Lawrence before it closed and...
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Mary (Kearns) Kothman

February 23, 1932 - January 30, 2018

BRADFORD - Mary Charlotte (Kearns) Kothman, 85, of Bradford and formerly of Needham, passed away on January 30, 2018 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Boston on February 23, 1932, beloved daughter of Alice and William Kearns of Needham. Cherished wife of the late John Kothman who passed in 2003, which they were the love of each...
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Debra (McCluskey) Jones

February 4, 1952 - January 22, 2018

HAVERHILL – Debra (McCluskey) Jones, 65, longtime Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Boston. Debra was born on February 4, 1952 in Haverhill to the Muriel (French) McCluskey of Haverhill and the late John McCluskey of Boston. She graduated from Haverhill High School and then proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam. Following her time in...
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Evelyn B. Mahoney

May 30, 1929 - January 18, 2018

HAVERHILL – Evelyn B. (Therrien) Mahoney, 88, of Haverhill, wife of the late James A. Mahoney passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Methuen on May 30, 1929, daughter of the late Adelard and Albea Therrien. Evelyn worked for Western Electric for many years through 1966 followed by working for her family construction business as the...
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Richard A. Breault

September 25, 1925 - January 16, 2018

HAVERHILL - Richard "Dick" A. Breault, 92, longtime Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his residence. He was the loving husband of the late Mary E. (Fiorentini) Breault with whom he shared sixty-one years of marriage. Born in Haverhill on September 25, 1925, he was the son of the late Evelyn (McLaughlin) and Andrew Breault. After graduation from...
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Lorraine (Pare) Caron

May 9, 1928 - January 15, 2018

HAVERHILL - Lorraine (Pare) Caron, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2018, with her loving family by her side. Born in Salem, MA, on May 9, 1928, the daughter of the late Antoine and Alma (Martel) Pare. She was a devout Catholic, she revels in His embrace today. Lorraine spent her life caring for others working as a CNA for 35 years and cared for no one more than her family who were the...
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William W. "Bill" Russell

April 7, 1929 - December 31, 2017

HAVERHILL - William W. "Bill" Russell, 88, died December 31, 2017 at the David James Hospice at the Bedford VA after a long illness. He was the son of Robert G. Russell and Irene (Nies) Russell. He was in the Navy as an Aviation Ordnance man during the Korean War and graduated from the University of Maine in 1952 as a history major. For many years he was an insurance salesman in Hamilton. As...
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Donna Harvewood

July 31, 1971 - December 25, 2017

LAWRENCE - Donna Harvewood, 46, of Lawrence, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Donna's passions were jewelry making and creating glass art centerpieces. She loved the beaches and mountains and spending time with her family, friends and helping anyone in need between donating, volunteering or just to lend an ear to talk to, she always made time...
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Anna (Giovanni) DiNatale Folopoulos

January 22, 1925 - December 23, 2017

METHUEN - Anna (Giovanni) DiNatale Folopoulos joined the Angels in heaven on December 23, 2017 after a long and fulfilling life. She was 92 years old, just short of her 93rd birthday. She was born on January 22, 1925 in Lawrence, daughter of Gustave and Concetta Giovanni, and spent her life in the Lawrence and Methuen area, enriching the lives of her family, friends and neighbors. She...
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Aram Mooradian

December 12, 1930 - December 20, 2017

HAVERHILL - Aram George Mooradian, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at the High Pointe House, surrounded by his family. He was born in Haverhill on December 12, 1930, son of Krikor and Helen (Jaffarian) Mooradian. Aram attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill High / Haverhill Trade School in 1948. He had resided in Haverhill all his life until the...
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Robert F. Phalen

January 24, 1933 - December 16, 2017

HAVERHILL - Robert F. Phalen, formerly of West Bridgewater, MA, passed away December 16, 2017, suddenly at Holy Family Hospital of pneumonia. Robert was born on January 24, 1933 in Norwood, MA to the late Walter Munroe Phalen and Bridget Ellen McGrath. He spent his entire childhood in Norwood and at age 18 he joined the Air Force during the Korean War, fixing damaged airplanes. Following his...
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Jerilynn Skidmore

February 28, 1983 - December 9, 2017

HAVERHILL – Jerilynn Skidmore, 34, passed away on December 9, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 28, 1983, loving daughter of Carol and John Mimms. Jerilynn was a loving and caring woman who will be greatly missed. Her loving family members include her parents; children Jimmy Jr. and Jaylynn; siblings Margret and William Skidmore; sister of the...
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Marianne (Casey) Dionne

May 30, 1942 - December 6, 2017

KINGSTON, NH - Marianne (Casey) Dionne of Kingston, NH, passed away peacefully with her children by her side, on December 6, 2017. She was 75 years old. Marianne was born on May 30, 1942, the fifth of six children to her late parents, Joseph and Gertrude (Conlon) Casey. She is predeceased by her siblings Joseph, James, Ginger, Joanne, and Kathleen, and her beloved dog Sammie. Marianne...
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Christopher Richard

October 7, 1980 - November 26, 2017

DERRY, NH - On the morning of Sunday, November 26, 2017, Christopher Bruce Richard, 37, was finally freed from his long courageous battle. Christopher was born on October 7,1980 in Lawrence, MA to Vivian Johnson. He grew up and attended school in the city. Christopher was a self reliant Jack of all trades. A businessman, diehard worker, loyal friend, and proud father. He prided himself on...
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David J. Witham

April 1, 1940 - November 25, 2017

HAVERHILL - David J. Witham, 77, of Portsmouth, NH passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, with his children by his side after a courageous battle with Parkinson's. Besides Portsmouth, NH, he spent time at his residences in Bar Harbor, ME, Boston and St. John in the USVI. He was born on April 1, 1940 in Haverhill, MA and was raised by his parents Warren and Margaret Witham in the...
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Virginia (Hamel) Heffernan

March 25, 1924 - November 24, 2017

HAVERHILL - Virginia "Ginny" D. (Hamel) Heffernan, 93, formerly of Bradford, MA, Rye Beach, NH, and Jupiter, FL died peacefully with her children, Louis and Margie by her side on Friday, November 24, 2017, in the Jupiter Medical Center Pavilion. Ginny's family is very thankful that Louis and Margie were able to be with her in her final moments. She was the loving wife of the late John "Gopo" J....
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Rosemary (Linnehan) Cleary

May 6, 1940 - November 24, 2017

HAVERHILL - Rosemary Ann (Linnehan) Cleary, 77, of Haverhill, died on Friday, November 24, 2017 surrounded by her children and dear friends. She was born on May 6, 1940, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Rosella M. (Colby) Linnehan. Rosemary grew up in Newton, NH with her parents and grandmother Rose E. Colby. She graduated from Haverhill High School in 1958 and from the Chandler School...
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Ralph G. Darcangelo, Jr

June 1, 1926 - November 22, 2017

HAVEHILL - Ralph G. Darcangelo, Jr., 91, of Haverhill passed away peacefully on November 22, 2017. He lived a long and happy life. Ralph was born and raised in Haverhill, son of Ralph Darcangelo and Rose (Fantini) Darcangelo. He graduated from Haverhill High School in 1944 and served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked at General Electric and then later for the U.S....
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Stephen Kent Breen

January 30, 1947 - November 21, 2017

HAVERHILL - Stephen Kent Breen of Haverhill, passed on November 21, 2017 after a long illness. Born in Woburn, MA, Stephen graduated from Stoneham High School in 1964. He maintained friendships with his school friends all his life. He married, had two children and opened a deli in Winchester center. When his parents died, he closed the deli in order to also support his two sisters who were...
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Shirley M. (Fecteau) Phelan

July 18, 1928 - November 19, 2017

HAVERHILL - Shirley M. (Fecteau) Phelan, cherished wife of the late John E. Phelan, Sr., passed away peacefully into God's arms on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the age of 89. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Her capacity for love had no bounds. Born on July 18, 1928 in Haverhill, MA to the late Louis and Pauline (Bradshaw) Fecteau, she was a...
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Susan Najuch

December 4, 1957 - November 17, 2017

HAVERHILL - Susan Ann (McCarty) Najuch, 59, of Bradford passed away peacefully on Friday November 17, 2017 at her home. Susan was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Daisy (MacCord) McCarty; great nephew Jack McCarty; nephew Kevin McCarty and brother Thomas "Rusty" McCarty, Jr. Susan, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother dedicated her life to her family and her profession...
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Yiandry Henriquez Vazquez

February 21, 2013 - November 9, 2017

HAVERHILL - Yiandry Henriquez Vazquez, loving 4 year old, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 9, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones at the High Pointe House, Haverhill. Services will begin Monday, November 13, with visiting hours from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 PM in St....
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Judith Abdulnour

March 23, 1942 - November 8, 2017

HAVERHILL - Judith (Blake) Abdulnour, 75, of Boxford, formerly of Peabody, passed away peacefully in Amesbury, on November 8, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Judy was born on March 23, 1942 in Peabody, daughter of Robert and Anne "Ollie" (Shaw) Blake. She resided in Peabody and Boxford for most of her life. Judy enjoyed spending time with her friends and...
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Robert C. Corthell

August 22, 1948 - November 8, 2017

HAVERHILL - Robert C. Corthell, 69, of Haverhill, passed peacefully on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Lahey Medical Center, Burlington, surrounded by loved ones, after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He fought his brief illness with the same stubbornness and grit by which he lived. His family and friends knew him as Bob, Bobby, Dad and Grandpa. Son of Robert and Arline (Penwell) Corthell,...
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Nancy Rocheleau

January 31, 1959 - October 28, 2017

HAVERHILL – Nancy (Mallette) Rocheleau, 58, of Haverhill, formerly of Lawrence and North Andover, passed away at Brigham and Women's Hospital on October 28, 2017. Nancy was born on January 31, 1959 in Methuen, MA to Leon and Janice (Donohue) Mallette. Nancy resided in Lawrence and North Andover for most of her life. She enjoyed singing, dancing, and being the DJ at karaoke events as well as...
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Carol Arsenault

January 22, 1937 - October 27, 2017

HAVERHILL – Carol Arsenault, 80, longtime Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2017. He was born in Haverhill on January 22, 1937, son of the late Joseph and Louise (Dube) Arsenault. There is a lot of things that can be said about Carol Arsenault. He was a lot of things such as a carpenter by trade. He loved boating, fishing and spent his days watching the river...
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Barbara Nolan

August 19, 1931 - October 25, 2017

HAVERHILL - Barbara (Lydon) Nolan, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family members at the High Pointe Hospice House, Haverhill on October 25, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Barbara was born August 19, 1931 in the Glenlosh area of Maam Valley in the Connemara region of County Galway in Ireland to the late Patrick Lydon and Bridget (Joyce) Lydon. She...
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Janet L. Dumas

February 8, 1931 - October 24, 2017

HAVERHILL – Janet L. (Morton) Dumas, 86, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 surrounded by her family. Janet was born in Haverhill on February 8, 1931, daughter of Earl and Mabel (Comeau) Morton. She attended Haverhill schools and graduated from business college in Boston. Janet shared a loving marriage of 66 years that was celebrated several...
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Richard Ciaburri

December 9, 1929 - October 16, 2017

GROVELAND – Richard Ciaburri, 87, longtime Groveland resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2017. He was born in Everett on December 9, 1929, the youngest son of Francesco and Theresa Ciaburri. Served proudly in the U.S. Navy for several years until being honorably discharged. He then married his beloved wife Gertrude (Middleton) Ciaburri, with whom he just celebrated 68...
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Vlasios A. Benelas

December 12, 1958 - October 15, 2017

HAVERHILL - Vlasios A. Benelas, longtime Haverhill resident passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, October 15, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester. Vlasios was born in Volos, Greece on December 12, 1958 to loving parents Andrew and Efthemia (Papaefthemiou) Benelas. He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 10 and settled in Haverhill with his family. Educated in Haverhill schools and...
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Virginia May Basken

February 6, 1938 - October 5, 2017

GROVELAND - Virginia May Basken, a longtime Stoneham resident, died October 5, at her home in Groveland after a lengthy illness. She was 79. Virginia is survived by her husband of 60 years, Paul Basken; their children Christine Basken and her husband Mark Copeland of Newcastle, UK; Paul Basken and his wife Maureen Greenwood-Basken of Chevy Chase, MD; Heidi Basken and her husband Richard...
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Robert Louis Nelson

August 10, 1931 - October 4, 2017

On Wednesday October 4th Robert (Bob) Nelson, age 86, passed away after battling Alzheimer's for many years. He was devoted to his family and always sought ways to help others in need. Bob was born and grew up in Dover, New Hampshire. His curious, ambitious mind would lead him to take on all kinds of interesting challenges and travel extensively throughout his very rich life. He was a Bates...
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Virginia "Ginnie" Carbone

November 7, 1930 - October 1, 2017

HAVERHILL - Virginia Ruth (Sawyer) Carbone passed away peacefully last Sunday surrounded by Atillio, her husband of 66 years, her seven children and spouses, and many of her grandchildren. She was born in Haverhill, MA on November 7, 1930, to Charles F. and Virginia (Gindorff) Sawyer. Virginia (Ginnie) was educated in the Haverhill Public Schools, attending both Walnut Square and Fox Schools...
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Jillian Scalfani

September 12, 1982 - September 30, 2017

HAVERHILL - Jillian Scalfani, 35, lifelong Haverhill resident passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30, surrounded by her family and her closest friends at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. Jillian courageously fought cervical cancer for nearly four years. She was born and raised in Haverhill and attended Haverhill Public Schools. Jillian worked as a Certified Nurse's...
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Barbara F. Piccolo

November 27, 1931 - September 28, 2017

BRADFORD – Barbara F. (Moore) Piccolo, 85, of Bradford, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, September 28 in Haverhill, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born on November 27, 1931, daughter of John R. and Gertrude (Meade) Moore. She was raised in Lynn and graduated from St. Mary's High School. She worked for several years for General Electric and Raytheon until she started...
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Sujyothi Shetty

December 12, 1948 - September 26, 2017

ANDOVER - Mrs. Sujyothi "Sue" Shetty passed away on Tuesday September 26, 2017. She was born on December 12, 1948 in India to Mr. MPC and Susheela Shetty. Sujyothi was married to Dr. Santosh "Sam" Shetty, who was a Radiation Oncologist at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. They were married in 1969 in India and came to the U.S. shortly thereafter. They settled in Andover and lived here for the...
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Donn Richard Andre

September 23, 1936 - September 24, 2017

PEABODY, MA - Donn R. Andre, 81, born in Port Jervis, NY and recently residing in Peabody, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2017, one day after his 81st birthday. He was the son of Marion Olivier and Amy (Howe) Andre. Brother of the late Keith Lynn Andre. He was widowed by his wife of many years, Constance (Greenman) Andre who passed in September of 2000. He is survived by...
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Jason M. Rock, Sr.

January 27, 1976 - September 22, 2017

BYFIELD - Jason Michael Rock, Sr., 41 of Byfield, died on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Byfield. Born in Haverhill, son of David R. and Paula J. (Noury) Rock. He attended school in Newbury and graduated Whittier Vo-Tech, class of 1994. He was a carpenter by trade. In addition to Jason's parents, his surviving family members include his brother Shawn of Byfield and sister Erica and her...
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Charles Samardelis

September 19, 1923 - September 17, 2017

HAVERHILL – Charles D. Samardelis, 93, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Charles was born in Haverhill on September 19, 1923, son of Dimitrios and Ourania Samardelis. He was raised and educated in Haverhill and was a graduate of Haverhill High School. Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served honorably for over 20 years, first in...
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Jacob Wade Lavender

September 10, 2017

GEORGETOWN – Mr. Jacob Wade Lavender, 23, of Georgetown died unexpectedly, Sunday, September 10, 2017. Born in Newburyport, he was the son of Suzanne (Butler) Lavender and Brian P. Lavender. He was raised and educated in Plaistow, N.H. and Groveland and was a graduate of Pentucket Regional High School. A young man with a huge heart and personality, Jacob was a loving and devoted son,...
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Peter Bevelaqua

October 16, 1968 - September 9, 2017

GROVELAND — Peter Bevelaqua, 48, lifelong resident of Groveland and Haverhill, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, September 9, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Haverhill on October 16, 1968, son of the late R. Burke Bevelaqua and Anne (Sullivan) Bevelaqua. Peter graduated from Kent's Hill School in Maine and attended Assumption College in...
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Theresa Elaine Rouda

July 7, 1945 - September 8, 2017

METHUEN - Theresa Elaine (Tropeano) Rouda, age, 72, of Methuen, MA passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 after a long illness, with her family at her side. Theresa was born in Melrose, MA, the daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Doldt) Tropeano. Theresa was raised in Wakefield, MA and a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School. Theresa went on to raise a family and was a Home Health Aide...
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Joseph F. Salines, Jr.

January 2, 1953 - September 4, 2017

HAVERHILL - Joseph F. Salines, Jr., 64, of Bradford, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 4, 2017, in Bradford. Joe was born in Cambridge on January 2, 1953 to Carmella A. (Farina) and Joseph F. Salines. He attended Medford High School, graduating in 1971. Joe worked for many years as a Sales Consultant at Bill DeLuca GMC. Joe is survived by his loving partner, Ann Myott of Bradford,...
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Christos "Chris" Laitsas

April 21, 1941 - August 28, 2017

HAVERHILL - Christos "Chris" Laitsas, 76 years of age, passed away with his family by his side at 12:21 am on Monday, August 28, 2017. Christos was born in a mountainous town named Dikastro located in Northern Greece on April 21,1941 to parents George and Eleni Laitsas. While on assignment on the Island of Lesvos in 1968, with the Greek Electric Company, he met and fell in love with Maria ...
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John Novak

June 24, 1920 - August 22, 2017

HAVERHILL - John Novak, 97, of Haverhill, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 exactly 68 years after immigrating to the United States from war torn Poland in 1949. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. John was a devoted Catholic and believed in the power of God Almighty. His life reflected his core values of integrity, hard work, and devotion to family and his fellow...
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Celeste Sally Schena

July 10, 1928 - August 18, 2017

SALEM, NH - Sally passed and ascended into heaven on Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Residence at Salem Woods, Salem, NH, with her loving family by her side. Sally was born on July 10, 1928, in Haverhill, MA to Fred and Theresa (Comeau) McLaughlin. She was educated at St. James Grammar School and St. James High School in Haverhill and was employed at New England Telephone Company retiring...
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Elaine R. Florent

February 20, 1928 - August 14, 2017

HAVERHILL - Elaine R. Florent, 89, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, died at Wingate Nursing Home on August 14, 2017, surrounded by her children. Born on February 20, 1928 in Haverhill, she was the daughter of Edgar and Cordelia (Sevigny) Desrosiers. She was a graduate of St. Joseph School and Haverhill High School. Her primary vocation was as a homemaker for her beloved late husband George and...
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Gerald Kelley, Sr.

February 12, 1923 - August 2, 2017

HAVERHILL - Gerald J. Kelley, Sr. passed peacefully on August 2, 2017 surrounded by family. He was born during a blizzard on February 12, 1923 at his parents' home in Haverhill. The son of James and Susie (Molloy) Kelley, he spent most of his entire life in Haverhill. He attended St. James Elementary and High Schools and went on to earn a degree from Merrimack College. The most important...
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Susan Letourneau

January 17, 1956 - August 2, 2017

PLAISTOW, NH - Susan "Sue" (Noury) Letourneau, 61, of Plaistow, NH passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Now before reading on, please listen to this in your mind with a funny accent. Southern, British, anything will do. (Sue would have thought that was hilarious) She was born and raised in Newburyport on January 17, 1956. Newburyport was a city she loved. Sue was the fourth...
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Nicki Kafides

September 30, 1949 - July 28, 2017

HAVERHILL – Nicki (Frangoulis) Kafides, 67, of Haverhill, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Nicki was born in Kalloni, Island of Lesvos, Greece on September 30, 1949. Loving daughter of the late Pantelis and Maria (Kalogerou) Frangoulis. She came to the United States with her family when she was six years old and was raised in the Hyde...
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Evdokia Dimakis

September 25, 1935 - July 25, 2017

HAVERHILL – Evdokia (Georgine) Dimakis, 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, surrounded by her beloved husband and family. She was born on September 25, 1935 on the beautiful island of Chios, Greece, daughter to the late Nikolaos and Venetia Georgine. She spent most of her early years on the island and spent some time in Pireaus, Greece where she was educated at the...
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Rhiannon "Annie" DeFranco Kerrigan

January 19, 1981 - July 23, 2017

On July 23, 2017, the world lost an amazing person. Funny, honest, and kind, Rhiannon "Annie" DeFranco Kerrigan passed suddenly from an opioid overdose while living in Lynn. Annie was a caring person who blessed the world with two beautiful children, Olivia Kerrigan and Zoey DeFranco whom she loved with all her heart. Annie is survived by a family that loved her dearly and will miss her for the...
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Emanuele "Manny" DiMattia

December 15, 1931 - July 19, 2017

HAVERHILL - Emanuele P. "Manny" DiMattia, 85, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Penacook Place Nursing Home. He was born in Haverhill on December 15, 1931, son of the late Vittorino and Elisa (DiBartolomeo) DiMattia. Manny was a proud Veteran having served in the U.S. Army in Panama at the Panama Canal. He worked for many years at GARE...
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Robert S. Luke

July 5, 1953 - July 12, 2017

LAWRENCE - Robert S. Luke of Lawrence passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Haverhill. He is son of the late Ernest Luke, Jr. and Gladys J. (Lind) Luke of Wakefield. Bob born in Stoneham and attended Medford High School and continued his studies in research and development. He was self-employed. Bob loved his family and enjoyed cooking for them. He loved to have a good party and always wowed...
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Eugene "Geno" Marresse

April 30, 1939 - July 12, 2017

WEST BOXFORD – Eugene "Geno" A. Marresse, 78, of West Boxford, departed from this life at Sutton Hill Nursing Center in North Andover on July 12, 2017 after a period of declining health. He leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years Susan P. Marresse; sons Andrew D. Marresse of West Boxford and Douglas J. Marresse and his spouse Edward J. Fisher of Yardley, PA; brother Andrew Marresse and wife...
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Elizabeth "Betty" McKinnon

March 30, 1942 - July 11, 2017

HAVERHILL - Surrounded by her family, Betty "Don't call me Elizabeth" McKinnon passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Portland Maine she spent her teenage years in Winston-Salem, NC then her adult life in Groveland and Haverhill. With her view that if you want something you work for it, she began working at the age of 14 after fibbing about her age....
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Barbara V. Dembitz

May 10, 1923 - July 1, 2017

METHUEN - Barbara V. (Davidson) Dembitz passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at her home at Methuen Village Assisted Living, surrounded by people who loved her. Barbara was born in New Rochelle, New York on May 10, 1923 to Alfred and Vera Davidson. She attended Cornell University and graduated from a New York City college. After graduation, she worked for a short time as an...
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Linda Sheehan

October 29, 1940 - June 25, 2017

HAVERHILL - Linda Sheehan, 76, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born on October 29, 1940, daughter of the late Arthur and Doris (Sheridan) Sheehan. Linda graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1958. Following graduation, she began her life's work, of more than 40 years, as a nurse's assistant at the Hale Hospital. Linda enjoyed...
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Nick Wells

October 7, 1991 - June 20, 2017

PELHAM, NH - Nick Wells, 25, loving son of Brandon Wells and his wife Karyn, passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by his loved ones, at their family home. Growing up, Nick could be found fishing with his Dad and brother Justin, playing basketball with friends at the "courts" or spending his time with a very special woman Cindy, who had a great motherly love for Nick, and he a great love and...
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Herbert "Herbie" McDonald

July 20, 1934 - June 2, 2017

Herbert "Herbie" McDonald, passed away on June 2, 2017, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Joan P. (Currier) McDonald. Herbie was born in Amesbury and remained as a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Amesbury High School and Northeastern University. He was also a U.S. Marine Veteran. Herbie was a longtime member of the Main Street Congregational...
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Joseph W. Kizik

July 22, 1933 - May 30, 2017

MILFORD - Joseph W. Kizik, 83, of Milford, formerly from Brighton, passed away at home on May 30, 2017 surrounded by close family and friends. Born in Cambridge raised in Brighton. He is a Veteran of the Korean War, having proudly served in the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division. Upon his return, he went to work for Saxon Paper as a truck driver until his retirement. He lived in Brighton for 67...
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Matthew J. Wachowiak, Sr.

June 17, 1959 - May 24, 2017

HAVERHILL - Matthew J. Wachowiak, Sr., 57, of Haverhill, passed away on May 24. Born on June 17, 1959 in Springfield, MA to Gloria and the late Melvin J. Wachowiak Sr., Matt grew up in Enfield, CT and graduated from Enrico Fermi High School. He attended the University of Connecticut and graduated with a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters from Lesley University, and...
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David Harding

October 27, 1960 - May 23, 2017

HAVERHILL - David Harding, 56, longtime Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday morning, May 23, 2017. David is survived by his seven children: a son Dana Harding of Chester, NH; daughters Keri DiMarca of Lawrence, MA, Jamie Potter of Cary, NC, Sheri Davidson of Haverhill, MA, Kayla Harding of Haverhill, MA, Jesica Harding of Haverhill, MA; and...
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Barry Kittredge

December 23, 1947 - May 22, 2017

HAVERHILL – Barry Kittredge, 69, lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2017. He was born in Haverhill on December 23, 1947, son of the late Clarence and Beatrice (Garavanta) Kittredge. Barry graduated from Haverhill High School, Salem State and received his Masters Degree in Education from University of Massachusetts Lowell. Barry shared a loving...
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Ronald Robert Powell

January 12, 1947 - May 17, 2017

HAVERHILL - Ronald R. Powell, 70, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 17, surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born on January 12, 1947, loving son of Ruby (Cartee) Powell and the late George Powell. He was a Wakefield High School graduate, class of 1964. Following high school, Ron enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, a duty he was forever proud of. After his time of service,...
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Walter David Clark

July 21, 1924 - May 14, 2017

GROVELAND — Walter David Clark, 92, passed away peacefully at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House on May 14, 2017, surrounded by his seven children after a life filled with service to others. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Mary (Reck) Clark; children David Clark and wife Patricia of Sterling, Michael Clark and wife Judy of Haverhill, Mark Clark and wife Linda of Haverhill, James Clark and...
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Blanche A. Davidowicz

June 13, 1932 - May 10, 2017

HAVERHILL – Blanche A. (Znamierowski) Davidowicz, 84, of Ward Hill, passed away peacefully at Lawrence General Hospital on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, surrounded by her family. Blanche was born in Somerville on June 13, 1932, daughter of the late Lucyen and Sophie (Bolezja) Znamierowski of Poland. Raised in Ballardvale section of Andover. She was a graduate of Punchard High School, Andover....
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Maggie Rosinski

November 5, 1949 - May 4, 2017

HAVERHILL – Marguerite "Maggie" (Drossos) Rosinski, 67, lifelong resident of Haverhill passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, at her home. Maggie was born in Haverhill on November 5, 1949, loving daughter of the late John and Mary (Vasiliades) Drossos. She graduated from Haverhill High School and Lasalle Junior College and Curry College. Wife of 40 years to Richard "Rick" Rosinski. ...
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Bernard "Eugene" Drelick

November 25, 1940 - April 30, 2017

GROVLEAND - Eugene Drelick, 76, of Groveland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 30, at home after a lengthy illness. Gene was born in Haverhill on November 25, 1940, son of the late Martin and Helen (Perog) Drelick. He was raised in the Bradford section of Haverhill and was a graduate of the Haverhill Trade School, class of 1958. Following his graduation, Gene enlisted in the U.S. Air...
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Joseph S. Zappala

September 25, 1941 - April 22, 2017

SALISBURY - Joseph S. Zappala, 75, passed away at Portsmouth Regional Hospital after a long illness. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." He was born in Lawrence and graduated from Central Catholic High School. He was a member of the Musician's Guild. Joseph was an avid traveler, performer and a gifted musician who played professionally for over...
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John J. Landers

March 13, 1953 - April 21, 2017

HAVERHILL - John J. Landers, 64, passed away peacefully at his home in Haverhill the morning of April 21. He was the son of James W. Landers and Cecilia C. Landers, both of whom predeceased him. John is survived by his only daughter, Dana J. Zukas, who resides in Michigan with her husband Michael. John and Dana maintained a special bond and she remains very proud of her father's many...
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Esther Morse Parson

May 3, 1923 - April 19, 2017

ANDOVER - Esther Morse Parson, 93, a longtime resident of Andover, died peacefully with her daughters by her side on April 19, 2017, at Ashland Farm, North Andover. She was born on May 3, 1923, in Boston, the eldest child of Thomas and Eleanor Morse. Esther grew up in Cambridge and Belmont. She attended Shady Hill School, Buckingham School, and Radcliffe College. Esther married Stephen P. Parson....
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