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April 13, 2007

Obituaries for April 12

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.

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