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August 1, 2013

Wilbur (Wil) Ball, 78

Viera, FL — Wilbur Fiske Ball, USCG CWO4 (ret.), passed away on Sept. 1, 2012, in Florida. Born May 26, 1934 in Haverhill, Mass., the son of the late Wilbur Fiske and Beatrice Emma (George) Ball. Wil graduated from Haverhill High in 1952. He is survived by his wife, Debbie (Smith) Ball of Viera, Fla.; sister, Phyllis (John G.) Williams of Haverhill; four children, Thomas (Duncan, Okla.); Susan Lucas (Bremen, Ga.); Cherryl Ball Wallballich (Frisco, Texas); David (Niceville, Fla.); stepdaughter, Krista Smith (Normal, Ill.); 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond. Wil was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on April 16, 2013, with full military honors. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, aboard the Captain's Lady at Plum Island.

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  • Betty Ann Merrick, 64

    Haverhill — Betty Ann Merrick, 64, of Haverhill, died Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill.

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  • Gloria L. Dinges, 89

    Bradford — Gloria L. (Cheney) Dinges, 89, of Bradford, passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, Aug. 13, at the Wingate at Haverhill.

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  • Louise (Holt) Roe, 90

    Haverhill — Louise (Holt) Roe, 90, of Haverhill, died Wednesday Aug. 13, at Wingate at Haverhill.

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  • Ruth E. Perkins, 95

    Haverhill — Ruth E. (MacKinnon) Perkins, 95, of Haverhill, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Penacook Place Nursing Home, Haverhill.

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  • Elizabeth Illsley Tidd, 97

    Tucson, AZ — Sarah Elizabeth Prescott Illsley Tidd, formerly of Georgetown, passed away in Tucson, Ariz., following a brief illness. She was 97. The second child of Ralph and Lillias Prescott, Elizabeth was born in Exeter, Maine. The Prescotts relocated to Georgetown, where their family grew to include nine children, Elizabeth, Esther Chard, George, Mabel Tidd, Melville, Priscilla, Ralph, Ruth Webb and Willis. After graduating from Perley Free School in 1934, Elizabeth studied nursing at Salem Hospital, becoming an RN in 1938. She then traveled by train to Los Angeles to marry her Georgetown sweetheart, Albert Illsley. The couple returned to Georgetown to raise their two daughters, Gail Apple and Merrilee Holmes – in the Illsley family home on School Street. In 1969, Albert and Elizabeth moved to Prescott, Ariz., where Albert passed away in 1984. In 1999, she married her sister, Mabel’s widower, Ellsworth Tidd. For 15 years, they have lived in Tucson, where Gail and Merrilee also have homes. Elizabeth was blessed with a long and creative life that included nursing, shop ownership (Cressy’s in Georgetown), sewing, painting, weaving, gardening and sculpture. She was predeceased by Albert and all of her siblings. She is survived by Ellsworth, Gail and Merrilee; son-in-law, Edward Apple; granddaughters, Elizabeth, Katherine and Lillias; and five great-grandchildren.

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  • Gertrude Kaskiewicz, 92

    Plaistow, NH — Gertrude “Ginger” F. Kaskiewicz, 92, passed away Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014, at Rockingham County Nursing Home, Brentwood, N.H., after a period of declining health.

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  • John Christopher Williams, 43

    Salem, OH, formerly of MA — Chris Williams, 43, passed away suddenly in Salem, Ohio on Aug. 2, 2014. Born in Boston, he spent many years living in the Merrimack Valley and was a longtime Boston Red Sox and Celtics fan. He will be forever remembered for his outgoing personality, big heart and warm smile. He lived life to the fullest and will be sadly missed by friends and family near and far. He leaves behind his children, Jeremy Allen of Lawrence, Jordan Brady of Haverhill, Donavan Brackin, Tiara Williams and John Christopher Williams Jr "Trey" of Ohio; his wife, Joanne Williams, and stepchildren, James Choate, Dishelle Carchide and Latavia Choate from Salem, Ohio.

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  • Joseph V. Lorigan, 90

    Haverhill — Joseph V. Lorigan, 90, formerly of Grove Street, Haverhill, died Sunday evening, Aug. 10, at Penacook Place Nursing Home, Haverhill.

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  • Margaret M. Carifio, 94

    Bradford — Margaret M. (Coakley) Carifio, 94, a lifelong Bradford resident, died Thursday morning, Aug. 7, at Hannah Duston Healthcare, Haverhill.

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  • Mary E. Valvanis, 86

    formerly of Haverhill — Mary E. Valvanis, 86, formerly of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Monday morning, Aug. 11, 2014, at her home in Atkinson, N.H.

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  • Robert L. Lavoie, 73

    Plaistow — Robert L. Lavoie, 73, of Plaistow passed away Aug. 5, 2014, at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, Haverhill.

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  • William Henry Moses, 74

    Haverhill — William Henry Moses, 74, of Salem, N.H., died Friday, Aug. 1, at Penacook Place Nursing Home, Haverhill.

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  • Thursday, August 7, 2014
  • Dorris R. Gallagher, 94

    Haverhill — Doris R. (Bramhall) Gallagher, 94, of Haverhill, died Thursday morning, July 31.

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  • Joseph A. Ross, 87

    Haverhill — Joseph A. Ross, 87, passed away July 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

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  • Margaret G. Robinson, 96

    Bradford — Margaret G. (Chabot) Robinson, 96, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday, July 30, at Penacook place, Haverhill. She was born in Newburyport, March 21, 1918 the daughter of the late Robert E. and Lucy (Cates) Chabot. She is survived by her children, Dale B. and his wife, Debra A. Robinson of Windham, N.H., and Gary W. and his wife, Natalie H. Robinson of Haverhill; a brother, Robert E. Chabot of Middleton, N.H.; a sister, Evelyn B. Cookson of Sherborn; three grandchildren, Adam Robinson and his companion, Andrea, Brett and his wife, Carolyn Robinson and Emma Beth Robinson and her companion, Keith; three step-grandchildren, David and his wife, Nancy Martel, Michelle Phelan and Glenn and his wife, Andrea Fogarty, eight step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Marlene D. Primack, 80

    Haverhill — Marlene D. (Rakofsky) Primack, 80, of Haverhill, passed away Friday Morning, Aug. 1, at the Wingate of Reading.

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  • Ralph F. Guzzardi, 95

    Haverhill — Ralph F. Guzzardi, age 95, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lawrence on March 2, 1919, Ralph was the son of the late Salvatore Guzzardi and Amelia Rappa Guzzardi, both of Sicily. Ralph was the beloved husband of Mary Jane (Scamporino) Guzzardi. For more than 50 years, Ralph owned and operated Ralph’s Restaurant with his wife and their two sons. In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by his son, William Guzzardi, and his daughter, Carol Selvaggio, both of Haverhill; his loving grandchildren, Michael, Alicia, and Amy Selvaggio; his sister, Nancy (Guzzardi) Catalano and her husband, Sebastian, of Andover; three grandsons of Atkinson, N.H., as well as nieces and nephews.

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  • Richard K. Bazarian, 72

    Haverhill — Richard K. Bazarian, 72, of Haverhill passed away July 23. He was born in Watertown, July 25, 1941. Mr. Bazarian is survived by his loving wife, Charlene A. (Pelosi) Bazarian; a son, Craig R. and his wife, Rosa Bazarian; a daughter, JoAnn M. and her husband, Jason Ryan; siblings, Charles and his wife, Carol Bazarian, Harvey and his wife, Barbara Bazarian, Carl Sr. and his wife Linda Bazarian, MaryJo Bazarian Murray and her husband, Sean; a brother-in-law, Frank Pelosi; an aunt, Margaret Bazarian; three grandchildren, Nuno, Evan and Ryan Bazarian; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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  • Christopher M. Drelich, 39

    Haverhill — Christopher M. Drelich, 39, of Newbury and formerly of Haverhill, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 22.

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  • Elsie V. (Seavey) Spero, 89

    Hampstead, NH — Elsie V. (Seavey) Spero, 89, of Hampstead, N.H. and formerly of Haverhill, died Wednesday morning, July 23 at Rockingham County Nursing Home, Brentwood, N.H.

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