Shirley I. Adams, 80
HAVERHILL | Shirley Irene Adams, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2007.
She was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Margaret Adams. She is survived by her children Linda (William) Haidinger, Endwell, N.Y., James Graham, Andover, N.H., Nancy Graham, Allenstown, N.H., Michael (Nancy) Graham, Rio Rancho, N.M., and Jerry Smith, Concord, N.H.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Adams, of Ferndale, Mich.
Shirley was born in Lynn on Oct. 7, 1926, and graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1944.
She resided in many parts of the United States, and traveled throughout the world before settling back in the Haverhill area. There she was employed at and ultimately ran the Council on Aging in Newburyport, retiring in 1992.
She was an active member of the Peoples Methodist Church in Bradford.
Shirley loved music and books and was at her happiest while at the beach. She was loved by all who knew her and will be truly missed.
Her family would like to thank the staff at the Merrimac County Nursing Home in Boscawen, N.H. for the fine care given to her while she was there.
ARRANGEMENTS: A church service will be held for Shirley at the convenience of her family at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Shirley's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements were made through Affordable Funeral and Cremation Services, 172 Kings St., Rt. 3, Boscawen, NH 03303. Your struggles are over, rest now, and until we meet again, know how much we love you.
Paul A. Arba, 52
LAWRENCE | Paul A. Arba, 52, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Lawrence General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born and educated in Lawrence, he was the son of Bejamin and Mary Arba. He graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Lowell Technological Institute.
He was employed as a electro/mechanical technician and machinist for several area companies which included New England Power Company in Salem Harbor, Dyonics in Andover, U.S. Filter in Lowell and Hewlitt Packard in Andover.
Paul was a cancer survivor since 1985, prior to his latest illness he was a full-time caregiver for his parents. According to his family he loved fly-fishing and camping with his family. He was an accomplished craftsman who enjoyed home improvement projects, hand-crafting furniture, model ship building, model railroading and was known for his custom fly fishing rods.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Arba of Lawrence; and his brother, John and his wife Louise Arba of Bradford; and one nephew, Nicholas.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were on Tuesday from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen. For condolences or directions, please visit pollardfuneralhome.com.
Raymond J. Clarkson, 61
NEWBURYPORT | Raymond J. Clarkson, 61, lead mechanic for U.S. Airways, was called to God to join Him in paradise on Thursday, April 5, 2007, after a courageous year-long battle with esophageal cancer.
Born on Jan. 2, 1946, son of the late Herbert and Margaret (Gallagher) Clarkson, he was a lifetime resident of Newburyport, graduating with Newburyport High School, Class of 1963. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the USAF, serving in the Military Air Transport Service. Ray then attended East Coast Aero Tech School and began his aircraft career in 1969, retiring after 34 years at Logan Airport.
While his girls were growing up, he could always be found coaching girls soccer or Pioneer League softball, or cheering along the boards at the Newburyport Figure Skating Club.
After an early retirement, Ray very much enjoyed working as a volunteer cook for "Among Friends" at St. Paul's Episcopal, as well as doing computer data work for the Newburyport High School Alumni Association. He was also a member of the Belleville Improvement Society.
He was a past member of B.P.O.E. 909 where he was once chosen "Elk of the Year." He really enjoyed his friends and often organized golf and skiing trips with them. One of his proudest accomplishments was skiing Tuckerman's Ravine. He is well-known for his generous cooking, his willingness to help, his storytelling and his practical jokes. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved yearly trips and cruises with lifelong friends Pat and Leo Chausse of Leesburg, Fla. and Don Beaulieu and his late wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" of Salisbury.
Ray is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Audrey (Lawler) Clarkson; his two daughters and their husbands, Kimberly and Brian Feld of St. Louis, and Jill and Doug Margerison of Bradford; four grandchildren, Ian, Emmett, Cassidy Rae and Chloe Hana; a sister, Barbara (Clarkson) and her husband John F. Cutter III of Newburyport; a brother, Herbert E. Clarkson and his wife Dorothy of Rancho Palos Verde, Calif.; many cherished nieces and nephews and three special godchildren, Stacey Beaulieu of Salisbury, Mark Cutter of Byfield and Cathy Strang of Portsmouth. He was the beloved twin brother of the late Raylene (Clarkson) James who died of cancer in 2002; and the late brothers, Richard, Robert and John.
He will be very much missed by all.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral service from Elliott Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport, was Wednesday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Star of the Sea Church, Salisbury. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Newburyport. Calling hours at the funeral home were Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to "Among Friends," 166 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950; or to Belleville Improvement Society for the Beautification of Atkinson Common, Box 57, Newburyport, MA 01950; or to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115-6084.
Joseph C. Cormier, 64
LAWRENCE | Joseph C. Cormier, 64, of Lawrence, died Monday, April 9, 2007 at his residence.
Born in Lawrence on May 9, 1942 to Wilfred and Dorothy (Callahan) Cormier, he attended St. Rita's Grammar School and Central Catholic High School.
Joseph was employed as a production manager at Internav until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Swarbrick) Cormier of Lawrence; two daughters, Mary Ann Osgood of Amesbury and Colleen Curtis of Lawrence; and his son, Joseph Cormier and his wife Kim of Staunton, Va. Also among his survivors are his mother, Dorothy Cormier of North Andover; sisters, Kathleen Demers of Florida, Helen Murray of Hampton, N.H., Emma Donnelly of Hampton, N.H. and Jane Martinez and her husband Carlos of New Hampshire; brothers, Kevin Cormier of Haverhill, John Cormier of Lawrence and Gerard Cormier and his wife Rita of Windham. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Friday at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church Lawrence. Cremation will follow. Family and friends may call on today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg 9 Lawrence, MA 01843 or the M.S.P.C.A., Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.
Clyde Dinsmore, 99
HAVERHILL | Mr. Clyde Dinsmore, 99, a former longtime resident of Cedar Street, Haverhill, died Monday morning, April 9, 2007 at the Oxford, Haverhill.
He was born in Haverhill, April 3, 1908, son of the late George A. and Stella B. (Smith) Dinsmore.
Educated in the Haverhill school system, Mr. Dinsmore resided on Cedar Street for over 50 years.
In the mid 1920's, he was employed as a mechanic for Kelly Motors. For over 50 years, he was employed as a dispatcher for various bus lines and taxi services including Ramsey, Town Taxi and Paramount Taxi. From 1942 to 1945, he was employed as an outside machinist on submarines at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
He was the husband of the late Blanche (Conant) Dinsmore and his survivors include two nieces, Dale and her husband Robert Bouchard, Martha's Vineyard, Phyllis G. Paul of East Hampstead, N.H.; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service was held Wednesday at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association of MA, 5 Mountain Rd., P.O. Box 265, Burlington, MA 01803.
Ronald Donaldson, 74
HAVERHILL | Ronald Donaldson, 74, of Haverhill, died Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
Born on Sept. 6, 1932 in Elmhurst, N.Y. son of Robert and Margaret (Gallagher) Donaldson, Ronald moved to this area as a young boy.
He received his grammar schools education in New York and graduated Lawrence High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Ronald owed and operated Star Auto Parts in Lawrence for over 30 years until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Comerford) Donaldson of Haverhill; two sons, Wayne Walworth of Methuen and Scott Donaldson of Haverhill. He was the father of the late Kenneth Walworth. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Lois Walworth; brothers, Bruce Donaldson of Westwood and Robert and his wife Jennie of Georgia; as well as his six grandchildren, Rachel, Justin, Michael, Alyssa, Matthew and Hannah Walworth; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services were offered on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover. Calling hours were on Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Helen A. Doucette, 87
AMESBURY | Helen A. Doucette, 87, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2007.
She was the beloved mother of Maureen A. Hoyt of Amesbury, Kathleen A. Simard of Haverhill, Eileen A. McBride of Amesbury, and Noreen A. Berry of East Kingston, N.H. She is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her husband Arthur L. Doucette; and two sons, James A. Connors and Dennis M. Doucette.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 14, 11:30 a.m. in Holy Family/St. Joseph's Lower Church, Amesbury. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, Friend Street, Amesbury. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Parish, 6 Allen's Ct., Amesbury, MA.
Bruce J. Etter, 45
MERRIMAC | Bruce J. Etter, 45, of Merrimac, died Thursday evening, April 5, at Anna Jacques Hospital, Newburyport.
Mr. Etter was born in Lake Forest, Ill. on Sept. 13, 1961, son of Victorine A. (St. Onge) Etter of Haverhill and the late Ron A. Etter.
He had been a resident of Merrimac since 1994 and previously resided in Lawrence and Andover. He was educated in the Andover schools and was a graduate of Andover High School, where he was an avid gymnast. He was a graduate of Merrimack College, North Andover.
Mr. Etter was a strategic account manager with Tekgraf, South Carolina. Previously he was with AGFA, Inc., Wilmington.
He was active with his children's sports and was an assistant coach for the Pentucket Youth Football.
Bruce was the loving husband of Trisha F. (Murphy) Etter of Merrimac and was the devoted father of his three children, Ryan, Courtney, and Jake Etter of Merrimac. He is also survived by his mother, Victorine A. (St. Onge) Etter of Haverhill; his three sisters, Gwen D. Whitmarsh and her husband Stephen of Burke, Va., Karen L. Carney and her husband Kevin of Andover, and Gayle M. Hamel and her husband Michael of Plaistow, N.H.; his two brothers, Wayne C. Etter and his wife Susan of Champaign, Ill., and Ron J. Etter of Beverly; his sister-in-law, Kathleen Fortunato of Beverly; eleven nieces and nephews; and two grandnieces.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, on Tuesday, April 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. The memorial funeral service will be held today, April 12, at 2 p.m. in the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, and relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hilldale Ave., Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that contributions be made in Bruce's memory to The Etter Children's Fund, c/o Merrimac Savings Bank, 1 West Main St., Merrimac, MA 01860.
J. Jackson George, 96
NEWBURYPORT | J. Jackson George, 96, formerly of Haverhill and Exeter, N.H., died Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Country Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Mr. George was the husband of the late Jeannette (Horne) George.
Born in Boston, March 5, 1911, Mr. George was the son of the late Edward B. and Mary L. (Boody) George.
He was a graduate of Haverhill High School class of 1928, Dartmouth College, Class of1932, and continued his education at Boston University recieving his M.Ed. in 1951.
As a member of the Navel Reserve he proudly served as a radar operator onboard the USS Springfield (CL-66) earning the rank of Lieutenant before his discharge in 1946. Among his many awards was the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with two battle stars.
He was formerly a member of the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill, Merrimack Lodge F. & A.M., West Newbury Historical Society and Haverhill Historical Society where he served as past president and on the Board of Counselors for 35 years, Trustee of GAR Memorial Library (West Newbury) for 25 years, teacher and assistant principal at Haverhill High School from 1933-1963, teacher at Hood Junior High School in Derry, N.H., and Windham Central School until his retirement in 1973.
Mr. George is survived by his daughter, S. Amanda George of Florence, Italy; daughter-in-law, Susan George of Meredith, N.H.; grandchildren, Jonathan George, Heather Buffum, Geoffrey George, Jennifer Poidatz, and Charles E. George Jr.; and eight great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Charles E. George.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial contributions may be made to either the GAR Memorial Library, or the West Newbury Historical Society, both on Main Street, West Newbury, MA 01985. The families request all services were private. Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St., Haverhill. Condolences may be sent to www.dcsfuneralhome.com.
Robert A. Herrick Sr., 88
OSCALA, Fla. | Robert A. Herrick Sr., 88, died at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla. on Sunday, March 25, 2007, following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 1, 1919 in Lowell, to the late Harold and Alice Jancus Herrick.
During World War II and the Korean War, Robert served in the Navy Construction battalion as a Petty Officer, 2nd Class, U.S. Air Force as a Buck Sergeant, U.S. Army 14th Ordnance. He served in both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II, participating in the Leyete island invasion in the Philippines.
Robert retired from Haverhill police force after 20 years of service. He worked at the Portsmouth Naval Yard and had operated his own welding business.
He was a lifelong member of the VFW and American Legion.
Robert was a founding member of the Ridge Runners. He was a founding member of the Crescent Yacht Club in Haverhill, and a member of the Moose Club.
Robert is survived by his wife, Susan Barbieri Herrick of Belleview, Fla.; his daughter and her husband, Irene and Dana Frost of Haverhill; his son, Robert Jr. and his wife Josephine of Yuma, Ariz.; his son, Kenneth and his wife Cathy of Hampton, N.H.; his daughter, Lorraine and her husband Raymond Post of Santee, Ca. He is survived by 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Herrick of Atkinson, N.H., and Richard Herrick of Plaistow, N.H.; one sister, Irlene Ethier of Haverhill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Norton Herrick of Haverhill; his wife Francis Beede Herrick of Sanford, Maine; his son, Alan Herrick of Groveland; three brothers, Kenneth Herrick, Lloyd Herrick, Donald Herrick of Haverhill; two sisters, Alice Flagg and Eunice Prime of Haverhill.
Robert spent his retirement years in Maine and Florida. He enjoyed gardening, dancing and family gatherings. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: The family will hold a memorial at a later date.
Fred W. Howard, 85
MERRIMAC | Fred W. Howard, age 85, died unexpectedly Friday morning, April 6, 2007 at his home in Merrimac. He was the devoted husband of Paula (Visbecq) Howard, to whom he had been married for 61 years.
Born in New Durham, N.H., Dec. 5, 1921, he was the son of the late William and Madeline R. (Ames) Howard. He was a finished carpenter by profession and was a member of the International Carpenters Union.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the United States Army from 1942 to 1945 and was a life member of the V.F.W.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two daughters, Madeleine Howard of Amesbury and Paula Sheehan and husband Michael of Merrimac; two granddaughters, Melissa Dase of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Raquel Howard of Methuen; two brothers, Norman Webster and wife Shirley of Merrimac and Russell Webster and wife Theresa of Haverhill; as well as several nieces and nephews, including Ronnie Belmer of Groveland.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Ave., Amesbury, will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. with services conducted by the VFW at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veteran's Organization of the donor's choice.
Evelyn B. LaFontaine, 82
PLAISTOW, N.H. | Mrs. Evelyn B. (LaBranche) LaFontaine, 82, formerly of Westville Road, Plaistow and Atkinson, died Sunday evening, April 8, 2007 at the Mt. Carmel Healthcare Center, Manchester, N.H.
Born in Haverhill, daughter of the late Hector and Blanche (Mercier) LaBranche, she attended St. Joseph Grammar School, Haverhill, Pollard School, Plaistow, and graduated from Haverhill High School with the class of 1945. A former longtime resident of Plaistow, she worked as an aide at Pre-School Time in Plaistow and as a former Department Manager at the Giant Store, Plaistow.
Mrs. LaFontaine was a member of Holy Angels Parish where she sang with the parish choir for many years.
She was also a former member of the Lionesses of Plaistow, the Greater Haverhill Chapter of the Sweet Adelines, the Plaistow Co-OP organization of area churches in Plaistow and the Pentucket Choral Society.
She and her late husband enjoyed square dancing as members of NECCO Squares.
The widow of Roland R. LaFontaine, who died in 1986, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard D. and Dolores LaFontaine of Pocantico Hills, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bruce Voigt of Atkinson, N.H.; two sisters, Oral Beloff of Amesbury and Eileen MacKenzie of Maine; a grandson, Keary Millard of Boston; two step-grandchildren, Jesse Voigt of Derry and Derek Voigt of Derry; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were Tuesday, April 10, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. Her funeral was Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at noon from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. in Holy Angels Parish, Plaistow. Burial followed in Holy Angels Cemetery, Plaistow. Donations in her name may be made to The Alzheimer's Association of Vermont & New Hampshire, 10 Ferry St., Concord, NH 03301.
Robert A. Lanouette Jr., 45
TUFTONBORO, N.H. | Robert A. Lanouette Jr., 45, of Federal Corner Road, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007 at his home in Tuftonboro.
He was born April 17, 1961 in Lawrence, the son of the late Robert and Carol (Goodwin) Lanouette. He was a 1978 graduate of the Greater Lawrence High School, Lawrence.
Robert moved to Tuftonboro in 1999 where he and his business partner, Brian Paquin, owned and operated Tuftonboro Repair.
He was a member of the Lawrence Elk Club and was also an avid NASCAR fan, and a supporter and past member of the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club.
He is survived by his wife, Kristen (Ford) Lanouette, Haverhill; and his children, Sean Lanouette, Tuftonboro, N.H.; Jessica Lanouette, Haverhill, and their mother Caroline Lanouette; and his son, Christopher Lanouette, Tuftonboro, N.H. and his mother Linda Dillon. He is also survived by his brothers, David Lanouette, Salem, N.H., and Brian Lanouette, Nashua, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by a granddaughter, Brielle Lanouette.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be today 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro, N.H. Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen.
Emily M. Law, 100
HAVERHILL | Emily M. (Comeau) Law, 100, of Haverhill, died Wednesday evening, March 28, 2007 at Merrimack Valley Hospital, Haverhill.
Mrs. Law was born in North Andover, on Sept. 1, 1906, daughter of the late Robert and Minnie (White) Comeau. She had been a resident of Haverhill all of her life and she was educated at St. James School and St. James High School, Haverhill.
Until her retirement in 1974, she had been employed with Eastern Canvas Co., Inc., Haverhill.
She was a member of St. James Parish, Haverhill; and was the wife of the late John F. Law who died Nov. 28, 1959.
Her surviving family members are her daughter, Geraldine F. Danforth of Haverhill; her daughter-in-law, Connie Law of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Evelyn M. Gourdreault and the late Richard J. Law; grandmother of the late Cheryle A. Killey; and great-grandmother of the late Jay Curley.
ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral was held Monday, April 2, at 9 a.m. at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. James Church, 185 Winter St., Haverhill. Interment was in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. Calling hours at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, were held Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Elsie E. Linnehan, 98
HAVERHILL | Elsie E. (Francis) Linnehan, 98, a long-time resident of Sixteenth Avenue, Haverhill, died peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Hannah Duston Healthcare, Haverhill.
Mrs. Linnehan was born in Somerville on Nov. 19, 1908 daughter of the late Eugene and Enrica (Bastia) Francis. She came to Haverhill as a young girl and was educated in the Haverhill schools.
She was a member of St. James Parish, Haverhill. She was a homemaker, enjoyed her family and enjoyed reading, baking and especially baking cookies, crocheting, and loved to spend time in her flower gardens.
After her children were grown she was employed at the Pine Tree Gift Shop in Plaistow, N.H., and at Bourne's Card Shop, Merrimack Street, Haverhill.
She was the wife of the late John H. Linnehan who died Feb. 19, 1995. She was predeceased by her two sons, John E. Linnehan of Lowell and Robert M. Linnehan and his wife Mary of Hampton Falls, N.H.
Mrs. Linnehan is survived by her five children, Thomas F. Linnehan of Springfield, Va., Mary S. Hoyt and partner Joseph Chelstowski of Plaistow, James J. Linnehan and his wife Marion of Dracut, Dorothy A. Bang of San Jose, Calif., and William A. Linnehan and partner Adele Dillon of Atkinson, N.H.; her daughter-in-law, Joan Linnehan of Lowell; 31 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral will be held today, April 12 at 9 a.m. from the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. James Church, 185 Primrose St., Haverhill. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. Calling hours at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, were Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Edna I. Mathews, 82
BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. | Edna I. Mathews, 82, of Blairsville, Pa., and a former longtime resident of Merrimac, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2007.
She loved her family, especially her 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arther and Ellen Cray; and her husband of 60 years, Francis J. Mathews. She is survived by her four children, daughter, Lynette Cody of Conklin, N.Y., and formerly of Haverhill; son, Fred and his wife Betty Mathews of Blairsville, Pa.; daughter, Joan and her husband Geoff Blake of Exeter, N.H.; and daughter, Ellen and husband Jack Atwood of Bowdoinham, Maine, and formerly of Haverhill; a brother, Frank Cray of Australia; three sisters-in-law, Edie Cowan, Lois Dall and Lorraine Dobson, all of Australia; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Arrangements were by R. Stuart Funeral Home.
Mary M. Najuch, 53
HAVERHILL | Mary M. (Mansur) Najuch, 53, of Haverhill, died Thursday, March 29, 2007 at her residence.
Mrs. Najuch was born in Haverhill on Nov. 1, 1953 daughter of the late Frank and Esther (West) Mansur and had been a resident of Haverhill all her life.
She was educated in the Haverhill schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School in the class of 1971. She attended Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill.
She was employed as the production manager with L-Com Data Products, Inc., North Andover. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish, Haverhill.
Her surviving family members are her husband, Michael S. Najuch of Haverhill; her daughter, Laurie A. Najuch of Haverhill; two sons, Michael S. Najuch of Hampton, N.H., and Brian J. Najuch of Derry, N.H.; four brothers, Frank J. Mansur of Ocala, Fla., John J. Mansur of Port Charlotte, Fla., Robert D. Mansur of Haverhill, and Thomas E. O'Neil of Chester, N.H.; her sister, Noreen F. O'Neil of Haverhill; granddaughter, Kylie Rae of Hampton, N.H.; and nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral was held Tuesday, April 3, at 9 a.m. from the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, 114 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Interment was in Walnut Cemetery, Kenoza Street, Haverhill. Calling hours at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, were held Monday 4 to 8 p.m.
Harry C. Senter, 62
PLAISTOW, N.H. | Harry C. Senter, 62, of Plaistow, died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at the Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H.
He was born in Exeter, N.H. on Aug. 3, 1944, son of the late Irving R. and Elizabeth N. (Robinson) Senter.
He attended the Sanborn Regional High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army for over two years.
Mr. Senter was a well-known Barber in Plaistow at The Barber Shop on North Main Street for over 40 years, retiring in 2005.
He was the husband of the late Louise C. (Feener) Senter who died in 1994 and is survived by his daughter, Amy D. and her husband Scott Molway of East Rochester, N.H.; stepson, Frank J. Consentino of Windham, N.H.; stepdaughter, Michele Renaud of Sandown, N.H.; brothers, Clarence "Pat" Senter of E. Hampstead, N.H., and Roland M. Senter of Haverhill; a sister, Edna F. Barnum of Sandown; grandchildren, Brianna Consentino, Savannah, Haley, Hope, Faith and Mia Molway; as well as several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Due to conditions at the Atkinson Cemetery, graveside services will be announced at a later date. Contributions in his memory may be made to the donor's choice. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Joseph W. Shanahan Jr., 67
GROTON | Joseph W. Shanahan Jr., 67, of Groton and formerly of Groveland, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at his residence.
He was born in Haverhill on June 10, 1939, son of Eileen F. (Boner) Shanahan of Groveland and the late Joseph W. Shanahan.
He was educated in the Groveland schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School in the Class of 1957. He served six years in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 until 1963.
He was employed as a sales manager for 25 years with Baxter Health Care Corp., Bedford, until his retirement in 1990. He was then employed with the Mayo Clinic, Boston, until retirement in March of 2006.
His family stated: "Joe will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather to his three grandsons. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots."
His surviving family members are his daughter, Jennifer E. Beleski of Wilbraham; his son, Joseph W. Shanahan III and his wife Carla of Ludlow; his three grandsons, Matthew and Jeffrey Beleski and Hunter Shanahan; his mother, Eileen F. (Boner) Shanahan of Groveland; his five sisters, Patricia and Richard Francis of Raymond, N.H., Maureen Roberts of Methuen, Gerladine and Richard Wasilewski of Adams, Jean and Alan Lord of Groveland, Kathleen and David Kervin of Groveland; his brother, Timothy Shanahan of Haverhill; 18 nieces and nephews; 15 grandnieces and grandnephews; and three great-grandnephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral was held Tuesday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m. from the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Center Street, South Groveland. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. Calling hours at the C Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, were held Monday, April 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in Joe's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4680.
Blanche Shaw, 91
HAVERHILL | Blanche Shaw, 91, died Sunday, April 1, 2007.
She was born in Haverhill, April 20, 1915, daughter of Joseph and Sara (Gosselin) Gagnon.
She was educated in Haverhill schools and was retired from the local shoe industry.
She was a member of St. James Parish, and was active at the Haverhill Citizens Center.
Mrs. Shaw was the wife of the late William Shaw. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late Joseph Gagnon, Alfred Gagnon, Albina DeVeau, Josephine Pappas, Eva Gagnon, Cellina Horton and Ida Martin.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral was held Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 8 a.m. from the Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 358 Washington St. followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. James Church at 9 a.m. Burial was in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visiting hours were held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. For directions or to send condolences go to www.Scatamacchiafuneralhome.com.
Harold E. Spaulding, 86
HAVERHILL | Harold E. Spaulding, 86, of South Boston, formerly of Haverhill, died Sunday evening, April 8, 2007 at Baypath at Duxbury Nursing Home, Duxbury.
Mr. Spaulding was born in Cambridge, Mass., on March 23, 1921 son of the late Charles H. and Bernice M. (Furbush) Spaulding.
He had been a resident of South Boston from 2004 until 2006 and previously resided in Dover, N.H., Laconia, N.H., and Wolfeboro, N.H. From 1961 until 1984 he resided in Haverhill.
He had been employed with the Honeywell Corp., Lawrence, until his retirement in 1986.
He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Massie) Spaulding who died Oct. 27, 1983.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela J. Curran and her husband Charles E. Curran, Marshfield, Mass.; his three grandchildren, Donald O. Comeau III of Bradford, Kristen Mary Fava of Waltham and James Adam Fava of Marshfield; one great-granddaughter, Erica Mary Comeau of Bradford; his brother, Robert E. Spaulding of Haverhill; three nephews, including David J. Spaulding of Haverhill; and one niece.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Chapel, 217 Main St., Haverhill. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Haverhill, later in the spring. Calling hours at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Arnold F. Vaillancourt, 93
HAVERHILL | Arnold F. Vaillancourt, 93, died Monday April 9, 2007 at the Oxford.
He was born in Haverhill, July 18, 1913, son of Frank and Katherine (Dugan) Vaillancourt.
Mr. Vaillancort was a graduate of St. James High School.
He was a former member of St. Rita's Parish and is a member of All Saints Parish.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. working in Orange and Irving. He also worked with the W.P.A. working on the city's seawall. He also worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, and was employed in the local shoe industry. He was lastly employed as a custodian at the Consentino School, retiring in 1983.
He was formerly a member of Sons of Italy Drum and Bugle Corps. and is currently a member of the Haverhill Lodge of Elks.
Mr. Vaillancourt was the husband of the late Eleanor (Carrabs) Vaillancourt. He is survived by a son, Robert Vaillancourt of Haverhill and Jackson, N.H. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 a.m. from the Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 358 Washington St. followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. For directions or to send condolences go to www.Scatamacchiafuneralhome.com.
Shirley I. Adams, 80
Angelina "Angie" Conte, 92
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Betsy J. (Dailey) Derby, 68
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Brian Joseph McCarthy, 52
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Caroline Surette, 90
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Florence E. "Flo" Lagasse
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Glenna T. (Guyot) Francis
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Janice (Arscott) Buckley, 68
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John J. "Coach" Plasteras, 92
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John Mocera, 99
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Neil J. Bullett, 56
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