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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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Kathleen Gosselin

January 2, 1933 - April 17, 2017

ANDOVER - Kathleen Gosselin, a longtime resident of Andover, died Monday, April 17 in Lowell after a brief battle with cancer. Kathleen was born in Lawrence in 1933. She was crowned as Miss Lawrence in her high school years, and later went on to marry Joseph Gosselin of Lawrence. They met at Salisbury Beach, one of her favorite vacation spots, and she loved to tell stories of her time there. ...
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Michael V. Lyons

December 28, 1946 - April 16, 2017

HAVERHILL - Michael V. Lyons, 70, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, unexpectedly of natural causes. Michael was born in New York on December 28, 1946, son of Michael and Gertrude Lyons. He attended New York schools, Albertus Magnus High School and graduated from Dominican College. Michael was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a...
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Pauline Smith

May 9, 1932 - April 11, 2017

HAVERHILL – Pauline Smith, 84, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11 after losing her long battle with Lung Cancer. Pauline was born in Lowell on May 9, 1932, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Hubert) Lobas. She was raised and educated in Lowell. Pauline worked as a machine operator for Davco Industries until her retirement in 1996 as well as for Hurley Shoe both in...
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Jaydeep Kansara, M.D.

December 6, 1967 - April 8, 2017

Jaydeep Kansara, M.D., 49, of Lexington and from Gujarat, India, passed away at home from natural causes on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Leaves his loving family, he will be greatly missed. Agni Sansakar Service, Thursday, April 13, held at Linwood Crematory Chapel, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
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Patricia M. (McCann) Pothier

October 14, 1926 - April 8, 2017

Patricia M. (McCann) Pothier, 90, of Haverhill, passed away on April 8, 2017, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. A nurse told her children that it had been "an honor to care for Pat," whose own nursing career spanned more than half a century, and came to a close only after her 80th birthday. For a good portion of those years, she provided comfort to people in their final weeks and months, at...
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Richard "Dick" Brigham

March 26, 1939 - April 5, 2017

HAVERHILL - Richard "Dick" Brigham passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home in North Miami Beach, FL on April 5, 2017. He was born in Haverhill, son of the late William H. Brigham, Sr. and Rose M. (Quatrale) Brigham. Dick was raised and educated in Haverhill and attended Tilton School, Haverhill High School, and The University of Lowell. He marched in the Tilton School Drum & Bugle...
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Rosalie (DeAmato) Fedele

March 24, 1942 - March 31, 2017

TEWKSBURY - Rosalie Susan (DeAmato) Fedele passed away peacefully in hospice care, on March 31st, one week after her 75th birthday. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Louis Fedele, her children Robert and his wife Karen of Wilmington, Deborah and her husband Gregory of Middleton, Laura and her husband Sean of Wilmington, her grandchildren Christopher, Jonathan, Caroline, Samantha,...
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Charlene A. Titone

January 3, 1952 - March 29, 2017

Plaistow, NH – Charlene A. (Suduiko) Titone, 65 of Plaistow NH, formerly of Lawrence, passed away on March 29, 2017 after a brief unexpected illness. Charlene was the beloved wife of Francis J. Titone and daughter of M. John and Irene (Wallack) Suduiko. Charlene lived in Lawrence for 64 years and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Lawrence and Chandler Business School in Boston...
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Mangulaben Patel

April 21, 1945 - March 27, 2017

Mangulaben Patel, 71, passed away peacefully on March 27. Born on April 21, 1945 in Kuha ,Gujarat, India. Agni Sansakar Service Thursday, March 30, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. Service will continue at Linwood Crematory at 10:45 AM.
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Frank Caruso

January 19, 1942 - March 23, 2017

HAVERHILL – Frank Caruso, 75, passed on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Haverhill at Penacook Place Nursing Home. He was born in Methuen son of the late Peter and Carmela Caruso and was youngest of two children. He enjoyed vacationing at Salisbury Beach from a young age and having spaghetti dinners on the beach. Frank loved to fish off the shore and deep sea fishing with his family and longtime...
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Jean M. Paulauskas

September 29, 1922 - March 23, 2017

HAVERHILL - Jean M. (Kardek) Paulauskas, 94, of Amesbury, formerly of Haverhill, beloved mother, mother in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, and great-aunt passed away peacefully on March 23, surrounded by her loving family at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Jean was born in Amesbury on September 29, 1922 to Nellie and Peter Kardek. She was the elder of their family's five children and...
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James A. Tuccolo, Jr.

October 1, 1939 - March 23, 2017

HAVERHILL - James A. Tuccolo, Jr., 77, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, while at home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on October 1, 1939 in Haverhill, son of James Anthony Tuccolo, Sr. and Katherine Agnes (Regan) Tuccolo. Jim graduated from Haverhill High and Haverhill Trade Schools, class of 1957. As a sophomore, Jim was a member of the 1955 Haverhill High...
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Cynthia L. Cusick

July 27, 1957 - March 22, 2017

WINDHAM, NH – Cynthia L. (Chapman) Cusick, 59, of Windham, NH passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill accompanied by her loving family. Cindy was born on July 27, 1957 to the late Norman and Barbara (Hallett) Chapman in East Longmeadow, Connecticut and raised in Easton, Massachusetts. Cindy graduated from Oliver Ames High School,...
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Yvonne A. DeSimone

February 14, 1939 - March 17, 2017

HAVERHILL - Yvonne Alma (Gauron) DeSimone, passed away on March 17, 2017. She was born February 14, 1939 in Haverhill, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (LaChance) Gauron. She graduated from St. James High School and Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. She was the cherished wife of the late Donald A. DeSimone. Yvonne worked for Microfab, Inc. for 20 years and the Essex...
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Angelo J. Zappala

January 13, 1951 - March 15, 2017

HAVERHILL - Angelo J. Zappala, 66, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, surrounded by his family at the Oxford Manor Nursing Home. He had suffered from health complications after a stroke. Angelo was born on January 13, 1951, the son of Mary E. Zappala and the late Joseph A. Zappala. An avid musician and knowledgeable historian, he also loved spending time at Salisbury beach...
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John F. Nolan

May 15, 1928 - March 14, 2017

HAVERHILL – John Francis Nolan, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully surrounded by family members at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. John was born May 15, 1928 in Gloves Middle, Athenry, County Galway in Ireland to Michael Nolan and Delia (O'Dea) Nolan. He grew up working on his father's farm and helped build the rectory at Esker Church, the village church in...
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Ann M. Darcangelo

January 17, 1926 - March 14, 2017

HAVERHILL - Ann M. (Quintiliani) Darcangelo, 91, of Haverhill passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017. Ann was born in Lynn on January 17, 1926. She was the daughter of Joseph Quintiliani and Maria (Fabrizio) Quintiliani. She was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High in 1943. In her earlier years, she worked at General Electric. She left her job in order to...
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Vincent J. Caliri

March 13, 2017

LAWRENCE - Vincent J. Caliri, of Lawrence, passed away on Monday, March 13, following a long battle with dementia. Vincent was born in Lawrence in 1921, the son of the late Giuseppe and Francesca Caliri. He attended city schools, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1939. He enrolled at Boston University, but was called to serve in the Army Air Corps for nearly four years. He married his...
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Eleanor M. Peters

February 13, 1927 - March 10, 2017

HAVERHILL – Eleanor M. Peters, 90, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2017, in Haverhill. She was born on February 13, 1927. She was raised in Chelsea and has been a resident of Haverhill for many decades. She was employed at the Hale Hospital as a nurse until her retirement. Eleanor was a woman of deep faith and longtime parishioner of All Saints Parish. After...
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Donald C. Miles , Sr.

November 25, 1946 - March 9, 2017

BRADFORD – Donald C. Miles, Sr., 70, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Mass General Hospital, Boston, surrounded by his wife, daughter and son. He was born in Boston on November 25, 1946, son of the late Norman E. and Marion E. (Cole) Miles. Donald proudly served in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Nuremberg and Bremerhaven, Germany during...
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Donald J. McManus

May 14, 1947 - February 27, 2017

ATKINSON, NH – Donald J. McManus, 69, of Atkinson, NH, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born on May 14, 1947 in Everett to a large Irish Catholic family. He was raised and educated in Everett. After high school, he began his career with General Electric while attending Northeastern University for his undergraduate degree and...
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Donald F. Donohue

October 25, 1939 - February 26, 2017

LAWRENCE – Donald F. Donohue, 77, lifelong resident of Lawrence passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton. Donald was born in Lawrence on October 25, 1939, son of late John J. Donohue, Sr. and Ina (Bissett) Donohue. He attended Lawrence schools and was employed by the Lawrence DPW for many years until his retirement. He was an avid...
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Anthony "Tony" Anzaldi

July 1, 1928 - February 25, 2017

HAVERHILL - Anthony "Tony" Anzaldi, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Tony was born in Lawrence on July 1, 1928. He had a humble Italian immigrant upbringing where he learned the language of the "Old Country" and the meaning of hard work. His early years found him in the Navy, stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba post WWII, where he formed an...
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Daniel J. Trainor

September 13, 1943 - February 24, 2017

BRADFORD – Daniel J. Trainor, 73, lifelong resident of Bradford, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2017, with his loving wife Maureen by his side. Dan was born in Boston on September 13, 1943, son of the late Peter and L. Marie (Donovan) Trainor. He was a graduate of Sacred Hearts School, Central Catholic High School and attended Merrimack College and The University of Maryland....
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Eleanor "Ellen" (Sharkey) Green

January 6, 1943 - February 16, 2017

CHELMSFORD - Eleanor "Ellen" (Sharkey) A. Green, 74, Chelmsford, peacefully passed away February 16, 2017, surrounded by family at Merrimack Valley Hospice, Haverhill. Ellen was a military wife, after graduating high school in NJ. She moved often with her family, until earning her paralegal degree at Middlesex Community College. She enjoyed her time in their South Carolina farm home, New...
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Richard Leo

January 14, 1972 - February 15, 2017

HAVERHILL - Richard "Slick Rick" Leo, 45, passed away, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Holy Family Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Rick was born on January 14, 1972, to the late Anthony and Edna (Hicks) Leo of Haverhill. He was a lifelong resident of the city. He graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1990. Following his graduation, he was employed by the Carpenters...
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Robert D. DeSando

November 26, 1957 - February 12, 2017

HAVERHILL - Robert "Bob" DeSando, 59, passed away Sunday, February 12 at St. Vincent's Hospital after a short illness. Bob was born on November 26, 1957 to his parents Robert C. and Catherine A. (Emerson) DeSando of Haverhill. He was a lifelong resident of the City. He went to Whittier Vo-Tech and graduated in 1976. After graduation Bob was employed by Lucent Technologies where he worked...
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David Jeffrey Beebe

August 21, 1945 - February 9, 2017

BOLTON - David Jeffrey Beebe, 71, of Bolton, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017, at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, following complications of liver cancer David was born in Toledo, OH, in 1945, the third of four sons to Erdine and Harold Beebe. The family moved to Glassboro, New Jersey, and David graduated from Glassboro High School. He was proud to be the first of his family to...
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Anne M.B. Marcinkevich

October 8, 1932 - February 3, 2017

HAVERHILL – Anne M. B. Marcinkevich, 84, of Lawrence and longtime Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 3, 2017 in Haverhill. Annie was born on October 8, 1932, the loving daughter of Alexander and Mary Marcinkevich both of Lithuania. She was raised in Lawrence and attended Lawrence schools. She worked for many years at Western Electric until her retirement...
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Joan Shaw

November 15, 1952 - January 26, 2017

HAVERHILL - Joan Shaw, 64, passed away peacefully on January 26, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. She was born on November 15, 1952 to John F. Shaw, Jr. and Ruth C. Shaw. Joan grew up in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School in 1970. After high school she attended Salem State College and graduated in 1976. Most recently she was employed by Philips Medical as a buyer...
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Virginia "Ginny" Howell

December 31, 1931 - January 24, 2017

HAVERHILL - Ginny Howell, 85, of Haverhill, passed away on January 24, 2017 at Lawrence General Hospital. Ginny was born on December 31,1931 to William and Florence Sweezey. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School. She later moved to Saugus where Ginny and her husband Thomas raised three children, Thomas (Bradley), Dawna and Denise. She lived in Saugus until 2002 when...
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Maria Frangoulis

March 17, 1917 - January 21, 2017

HAVERHILL - Maria Frangoulis, 99, currently of Bradford, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 at Lawrence General Hospital. She is survived by her cherished daughter Nicki Kafides and son in-law George Kafides. Mrs. Frangoulis was born on March 17, 1917 in Kalloni, Mytilene, Greece. There she lived, married and started her family. In November of 1955,...
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Douglas B. Downey

December 24, 1950 - January 20, 2017

RYE, NH - Douglas B. Downey, of Rye, New Hampshire died January 20, 2017 of pancreatic cancer in hospice surrounded by friends and family. Born December 24, 1950 in Belhaven, North Carolina, he was the sole proprietor of Paladin Import Repair, but the arts were his true calling. Known as "The Dancing Mechanic," he walked into his first ballet class when a Taekwondo class for which he was...
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Caliope "Kay" Steinnen

August 21, 1926 - January 20, 2017

HAVERHILL – Caliope "Kay" Stiennen, 90, longtime resident of 25 Washington Square, Haverhill, went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2017. Her last two years were spent at Wingate in Andover, where she was cared for by wonderful caregivers until the very end of her life as we know it. She was a faithful woman and longtime member of the Holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox...
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Richard E. Driscoll

August 25, 1932 - January 19, 2017

HAVERHILL – Richard E. Driscoll, 84, longtime resident of Haverhill and Plaistow, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, January 19, 2017. Richard was born in Haverhill on August 25, 1932, loving son of F. Edward and Anna (Ray) Driscoll. He was a graduate of Haverhill High School Class of 1950, received his Bachelor's Degree from the former Lowell State Teachers College and received...
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Carolyn M. Corcoran

July 29, 1945 - January 14, 2017

ROWLEY - Carolyn M. (Thornton) Corcoran passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 14, surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn was born on July 29, 1945, to John and Gertrude (Silver) Thornton. Born in Lynn and raised in Saugus, Carolyn was educated in the Saugus Public Schools and a member of the Saugus High School class of 1963. Carolyn continued her education at the Chandler...
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Mary L. (Cote) George

May 1, 1935 - January 12, 2017

GROVELAND - Mary L. (Cote) George, 81, cherished wife of Anthony F. George of Groveland passed away peacefully on January 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Haverhill, the daughter of the late Carl and Irene (Dacey) Cote. She was predeceased by her brother Arthur J. Cote and sister Lt. Joan Cote. She is survived by her sisters Dorothy (Cote) Ippolitto; Irene ...
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Mary Hanley

November 18, 1946 - January 2, 2017

LAWRENCE - Mary Hanley originally of Lawrence passed peacefully on January 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after a 10 year long battle with cancer. Mary is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary Hanley and her sister Kate Libby. Her surviving family members include her life-long partner Tom Doyle of Bradford and Tom's daughter Kara Hanna and her children Michael, Christopher and...
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Sotirios V. Papaefthemiou

May 9, 1930 - January 1, 2017

HAVERHILL – Sotirios V. Papaefthemiou, 86, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, January 1, 2017 after a brief illness. Sotirios was born on May 9, 1930 in Pentalofos, Greece. He immigrated to this country in 1957, settling in Haverhill. Cherished husband of Adele (Mastrogianis) Papaefthemiou with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. They raised a loving family together...
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Lucy Ann Jarek

November 11, 1957 - December 31, 2016

METHUEN - Lucy Ann Jarek, 59, passed away peacefully at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House on Saturday, December 31, surrounded by her loving family. Lucy was born on November 11, 1957 to Roger and Theresa Poisson. Born and raised in Methuen, Lucy was part of the last graduating class of the Tenney High School. She was a dedicated employee of North Reading Transportation for nearly 20 years,...
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Henry R. Kiman

July 30, 1931 - December 18, 2016

NEWBURYPORT - Henry R. Kiman, 85, loving husband of the late Claire (Toomey) Cooper Kiman, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester following a brief illness. Born in Newburyport on July 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Orzachwska) Kiman. He was raised in Newburyport where he attended public schools...
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Dave Schreyack

January 24, 1961 - December 16, 2016

HAVERHILL - Dave Schreyack passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 16, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was 55 years old. He was born in Plainfield, NJ on January 24, 1961 to Alfred and Sonia (Schlachtun) Schreyack. The family later moved to Massachusetts and he was educated in the North Andover school system. Dave was a dedicated and loyal employee of Pulte Homes for over 20...
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Alvin Taylor, Sr.

September 26, 1960 - December 14, 2016

HAVERHILL - Alvin Taylor, Sr., 56, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Alvin was born a Redskins fan on September 26, 1960 in Washington DC. He is predeceased by his parents Howard Taylor and Julia Jackson-Kennedy. As a small child, Alvin moved to Haverhill. Alvin excelled in football and basketball at Haverhill High School. His passion for sports stayed with him long...
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Deborah S. Slicklen

October 30, 1952 - December 10, 2016

ASHLAND – Deborah S. Slicklen, 64, of Ashland, formerly of Needham, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Waterview Lodge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ashland following a long illness. Born in Johnson City, NY, she was the daughter of the late John Slicklen and the late Jean (Presowitz) Gordon. Surviving Deborah are her brothers, Thomas Slicklen and wife, Carol of...
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Marilyn (Flaherty) Parsons

April 16, 1951 - December 6, 2016

BRADFORD - Marilyn (Flaherty) Parsons, 65, of Bradford, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Robert W. Parsons, loving mother of Coleen, Kelly, Laura and Brian, and proud daughter of the late Matthew and Ida Flaherty. Marilyn was born in Revere and raised in Winthrop where she started her family. In the early 1980's they moved to Middleton and in the...
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Marisa A. Minichiello

February 28, 1972 - December 2, 2016

HAVERHILL - Marisa A. Minichiello, 44, of Newmarket, NH, passed suddenly on Friday, December 2, 2016 in Haverhill. She was born in Haverhill on February 28, 1972, the daughter of Dr. Philip A. Minichiello, Sr. and Jean (Manning) Minichiello. Marisa was a member of the first kindergarten class of Sacred Hearts School, Bradford. She went on to graduate from Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen...
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Michael Howell

June 16, 1977 - November 29, 2016

HAVERHILL - Michael Howell, 39, of Newton, NH, passed away peacefully on November 29, at his home with his wife by his side, after a courageous 2 year and 3 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Mike was born, raised and educated in Haverhill. He graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1995. Mike owned Perfect View Window Cleaning for 22 years. His greatest love was his family. He...
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Judith A. (Harvey) Hayes

September 6, 1954 - November 23, 2016

BRADFORD - Judi passed away peacefully at home on November 23, surrounded by her loving family; concluding a year-and-a-half battle with brain cancer. She was the beloved wife of John A. Hayes Jr. of 38 years, with whom they had four loving children. She was born at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, on September 6, 1954 to John and Margaret (Lacouter) Harvey. She attended St. Rita's and St....
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Ronald Merrick

August 1, 1925 - November 12, 2016

HAVERHILL – Ronald Merrick, 91, lifelong Haverhill resident passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Amesbury. Ronald was born in Haverhill on August 1, 1925, son of Val and Ernestine Merrick. He attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill Trade School. Ronald is a veteran having enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII and again during the Korean War. He worked for...
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Eleuterio and Maria Hernandez

November 6, 2016

BOXFORD – Eleuterio Hernandez, 85, of Boxford passed away on February 10, 2016 and was joined by his wife, Maria Caridad Hernandez, 78, of Boxford on November 5, 2016, both finding peace after long illnesses. He was born on April 18, 1930 in Las Villas, Cuba and she was born on September 12, 1938 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Seeking freedom, they immigrated to Miami in May of 1972 and raised a...
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Christos Tsolakos

March 20, 1933 - November 1, 2016

SALEM, NH - Christos Tsolakos, 83, of Salem, NH, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Kalamata, Greece and was the third of eight children of the late Panagiotis and Vasiliki Tsolakos. He was raised in Greece and served as a police officer in Athens and Sparta. Hoping to help his family in Greece and to create a better life for himself,...
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Machiko Ariwa Combs

November 25, 1931 - October 29, 2016

Machiko Ariwa Combs, 84, of Kobe, Japan, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016.
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Joseph P. Finn

March 1, 1994 - October 23, 2016

HAVERHILL - Joseph P. Finn, 22, of Haverhill, passed away on October 23, 2016, after a battle of opioid addiction. He was born on March 1, 1994 in Cambridge. Joseph attended Northern Essex Agriculture High School and graduated from Haverhill High School. He was currently enrolled at UMass Amherst, pursuing a degree in Psychology. Joey loved basketball, football, his dogs, family and...
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Raymond E. Seaman

October 23, 1935 - October 20, 2016

HAVERHILL – Raymond E. Seaman, 80, of Seabrook, NH, and longtime Haverhill resident passed away after a lengthy illness on Thursday morning, October 20, 2016, at Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport. Born in Haverhill on October 23, 1935, son of the late Harold and Rosemarie (Simard) Seaman. He graduated from St. James Grammar and High School, Haverhill. He was employed for 30 years at Western...
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Lucy B. Fiorentini

April 16, 1923 - October 17, 2016

HAVERHILL – Lucy B. (Scamporino) Fiorentini, 93, lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, October 17, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born in Haverhill on April 16, 1923, daughter of the late Guido and Elizabeth (DeCristofaro) Scamporino. Lucy attended Haverhill Public Schools and was a graduate of Dean Academy in Franklin and Bryant and Stratton...
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John F. Bonner

January 22, 1926 - October 15, 2016

BONNER, John F. of Everett passed away on October 15, at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. John served his country nobly in the United States Navy during World War II on the S.S. O'Brien where he was later awarded the Purple Heart for his dedicated and heroic service to his country. He was the son of the late John Bonner and Amanda (Sampson) Bonner. He was also predeceased by his loving wife Barbara Jo...
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Nikhilchandra V. Shah

March 9, 1934 - October 10, 2016

Nikhilchandra Vitthaldas Shah, aged 82, passed away peacefully in the city of Boston on October 10, 2016 at 9:33PM. He was surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in the small village of Jhagadia, Gujurat. He did his schooling in Jhagadia and worked as a farmer in Salod. He grew up in a big family of four sisters and three brothers. He embodied strong work ethic and continued to work...
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Anna Andromidas

December 21, 1940 - October 10, 2016

HAVERHILL – Anna (Karaganis) Andromidas, 75, longtime Haverhill resident passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the Wingate at Haverhill. She was born on December 21, 1940, in Ierakas, Lakonia, Greece, daughter of the late Kostantinos and Eleni (Belesi) Karaganis. Loving wife of almost 49 years to Lambros Andromidas. They married in Greece, lived in Athens for a short...
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Fiore Paul Grattarola

November 17, 1930 - October 6, 2016

Fiore Paul Grattarola, 85, passed away October 6, 2016. Born in Detroit, MI, the son of Maria (Celsi) and Elio Grattarola. A 1954 grad of MSU, in Economics. He served as an Intelligence Officer, USAF, in the famed Strategic Air Command, both stateside and overseas. He enjoyed a successful career in business, an entrepreneur, and with several Oil and Gas companies, retiring in Houston, TX, and...
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Norman G. Tolman

May 5, 1929 - September 25, 2016

SALEM, NH - Norman G. Tolman, 87, longtime Salem, NH resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in Haverhill. Services will be privately held.
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Frederick Joseph Geddis

August 22, 1940 - September 11, 2016

LAWRENCE - Frederick Joseph Geddis, previously from New Jersey, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Mary Immaculate Nursing Home on Sunday, September 11, 2016, due to a long battle with dementia. He was 76 years old. Beloved husband and best friend of over 40 years to the late Barbara Ann Geddis. He is survived by his cherished sons Jason and wife Stefanie of Mansfield, MA,...
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Anthony (Butch) Sebastian, Jr.

September 10, 2016

MILTON, NH - Anthony (Butch) Sebastian Jr., 66, passed away on September 10, 2016 at his home in Milton, NH. Anthony was the second child and eldest son of the late Anthony Sebastian Sr. and late Vivian Sebastian Butch was well liked by many. He had a passion for Harley Davidson Motorcycles and loved to ride and feel the wind in his hair. Butch will be remembered by his fun, loving...
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Kenneth L. Coonradt, III

January 4, 1957 - September 7, 2016

METHUEN — Kenneth L. Coonradt, III, born in Troy, NY and longtime resident of Medford and Methuen, MA, died Wednesday, September 7, surrounded by loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of 40 years to Pamela Lennen Coonradt. Devoted father of Pamela Barbee and her husband Brett of Pinehurst, NC, Corey Coonradt and his wife Christy of...
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Chimanbhai Patel

April 27, 1940 - September 6, 2016

LOWELL -Chimanbhai Patel, 74, of Gujarat, India, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Lowell. Agni Sansakar Service Thursday, September 8, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Service will continue at Linwood Crematory, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill.
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Bradley "Brad" Sawyer

December 13, 1944 - September 5, 2016

BRADFORD - Bradley Clayton Sawyer, 71, passed away on September 5, 2016, of renal cancer in Sandwich, MA. Brad was born in Haverhill, the son of Roger and Evelyn Sawyer. He was the beloved husband of Diana (Abraham) Sawyer for 48 years. Brad's survival for the last 41 years amazed the medical experts after his 1975 diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis, a debilitating connective tissue...
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