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May 17, 2007

Obituaries for week of May 17, 2007

Jeannette B. Bourdon, 76

HAVERHILL — Jeannette B. (Credit) Bourdon, 76, of Haverhill, died Friday, May 11, 2007 at her home surrounded by her loving family from a lengthy battle with leukemia.

Born in Haverhill, daughter of the late Arthur E. and Eva R. (Phaneuf) Credit, she lived here all of her life.

She attended St. Joseph Grammar School and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1947.

Mrs. Bourdon was employed as a material handler in the kitting department of the former Lucent Technologies in North Andover for many years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the Communication Workers of America, local 1365, and lifelong member of All Saints Parish.

A devoted mother and grandmother, she enjoyed summers sitting poolside with friends or boating with her family. She always stayed busy and enjoyed working in the yard and feeding the birds. She was a first class cook and pizzelle maker who liked the occasional trip to Foxwoods to play the nickel slots. Her kindness and generosity will be missed by all.

She leaves her daughters and their husbands, Anne M. Orlando and Joseph of Haverhill, and Patricia A. Riggs and Garry Megibben of Lexington, Ky.; sons, John J. and his companion Jill Frotton of Haverhill, Michael D. and Diane of Haverhill, and Charles V. of Germany; two brothers, Richard Credit and Virginia of Seabrook, N.H., and Leo Credit and Dorothy of Center Ossippe, N.H.; two sisters, Rosemary Allen and Joseph of Severn, Md., and Helen Sickel of Plaistow, N.H. She leaves her grandchildren, Marissa J. Orlando, Amy M. Bourdon, Alison E. Bourdon, Jessica M. Riggs, Patrick G. and Jeannette E. Megibben, Christopher, Jeremy and Aaron Bourdon; and many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Friday, May 18, at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. (Rte.. 125) Haverhill, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial is private. At the request of the family, memorial donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to UMass Memorial Hospital, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01655 or the Outpatient Oncology Clinic at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen, MA 01844.

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