Allan R. Chase, 82
NAPLES, Fla. — Allan R. Chase, 82, of Naples, Fla. and Jefferson, Maine, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine after a sudden illness.
Mr. Chase was born in Haverhill on Feb. 7, 1925, son of the late Murray E. and Josephine (McBride) Chase. He was educated in the Haverhill schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School and Boston University, Boston.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served four years in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1946. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, European African Theatre Medal with 3 Stars, Asiatic Pacific Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He began his career as a technical writer with Raytheon Co., Lexington and later as the manager of publications for Raytheon Missile Systems Division, Bedford until his retirement in 1987.
He resided in Lexington from 1959 until 1987 and then resided in Portsmouth, N.H. until 1997 and then resided in Naples, Fla. and was a long time resident of Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, Maine.
Allan and his wife, Elsie P. (Parsons) Chase were married in 1949 and they raised their five daughters in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Elsie, of Naples, Fla. and Jefferson, Maine; his five daughters, Catherine Chase and her husband Stephen West of Acton, Ellen Chase of Wilmington, Nancy Lynch and her husband Peter Lynch of Chester, N.H., Caroll Thompson and her husband David Thompson of Gardiner, Maine and Jennifer Colby and her husband Chester Colby of Antrim, N.H.; his sister, Lois C. Knight of Hampstead, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Paul I. Chase, former mayor of Haverhill and the late Barbara (Chase) Ellery.
ARRANGEMENTS: A private memorial service was held in the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. At the request of the family, there were no funeral home calling hours. Contributions in Allan’s memory may be made to Jefferson Fire and Rescue, Jefferson, ME 34113.
Ruth L. Hall, 85
HAVERHILL — Ruth L. (Thomas) Hall, 85, of Phoenix Row, Haverhill, died Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2007 at Hannah Duston Long Term Care Center.
Born in Chelsea, she moved to the Haverhill area 40 years ago.
Mrs. Hall was also a former resident of Exeter, and Plaistow, N.H. for several years before returning to Haverhill in 2003.
A former member of Holy Angels Church of Plaistow and St. Michael’s Church of Exeter, Mrs. Hall was primarily a housewife and homemaker most of her life and enjoyed shopping, decorating, cooking and listening to books on tape.
Most of all she enjoyed her family and the time she spent with them.
The wife of the late Arthur W. Hall Sr. she was predeceased by her son, William R. Hall; and her grandson, Robert T. Cunningham. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James D. and Diane Hall of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Arthur W. Jr. and Elaine Hall of Princeton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Victor Guertin of Haverhill, Mary and Gary Moulton of Haverhill and Jean and Paul Banville of Atkinson, N.H.; a daughter-in-law, Louise Hall of Minnesota, also 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were held on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. Her funeral was held on Monday at noon from the funeral home with Mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. in Sacred Hearts Church, South Main Street, Bradford. Burial followed in Holy Angels Cemetery, Plaistow, N.H. Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or to The New Hampshire Guild for the Blind.
James E. Driscoll, 70
LAWRENCE — James E. Driscoll, 70, a lifelong resident of Lawrence, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at the Methuen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen.
Born in Methuen, Mr. Driscoll was educated in the Lawrence schools and was a 1954 graduate of Lawrence High School.
He had worked as a filter operator for the City of Lawrence Water Department for 38 years. Mr. Driscoll had served in the United States Army.
He was a member of the Reliefs In Firefighters Association as well as various other social clubs in the city. Mr. Driscoll was also an avid sports fan.
The son of the late William J. and Catherine J. (Crowley) Driscoll, family members include his wife, Jean (Daley) Driscoll of Haverhill; four children, James E. Driscoll Jr. of Bradford, Judith E. Torrissi and her husband Ray of Lawrence, Jay E. Driscoll of Haverhill, and Jennifer Kanan and her husband Ritchie of Haverhill; aunt, Nora Curtik of North Andover; brother-in-law, Jack Melia of North Andover; as well as four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Driscoll was also brother of the late Kathleen Driscoll, William Driscoll and Evelyn Melia
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury St., Lawrence. Burial followed in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, also in Lawrence. Family and friends called on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send condolences, please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.
Margaret P. Harrigan, 85
HAVERHILL — Margaret P. (Walsh) Harrigan, 85, of Concord, N.H., formerly of Haverhill, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at Concord Hospital, Concord, N.H. surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Harrigan was born in Concord, N.H. on Dec. 7, 1921, daughter of the late William J. and Ernestine Lucy (Bourque) Walsh.
She was educated in St. Dominick’s Grammar School, Portland, Maine and attended Cathedral High School, Portland, and was a graduate of St. James High School, Haverhill.
She had resided in Concord, N.H. since November 2006. She had been a resident of Portland, Maine until 1937 when her family moved to Haverhill. She had resided in Haverhill from 1937 until 1950 and resided in Plaistow, N.H. from 1950 until 1974 and then resided in Haverhill until 2006.
Mrs. Harrigan was a tax examiner in the Internal Revenue Service Center, Andover from 1960 until her retirement in 1985. Previously, she had been employed as telephone operator in the Haverhill office of New England Telephone Co. (Verizon) and Eastern Canvas Co., Haverhill. She also had been a realtor in Plaistow, N.H.
She was a member of St. James Parish, Haverhill and a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Carl G. Davis Post, AL, Plaistow, N.H.
Mrs. Harrigan enjoyed outings with her family, bingo and she was always available to help others in need.
She was the wife of the late Richard N. Harrigan who died in 1979. Here surviving family members are her two daughters, Marion E. (Harrigan) Alby and her husband William J. Alby of Campton, N.H. and Margaret S. Harrigan of Campton, N.H.; her son, Richard L. Harrigan and his wife Debra L. of Brentwood, N.H.; her sister, Marie B. Yuele of Haverhill; her brother, William T. Walsh and his wife Louise of Haverhill; her sisters-in-law, Elaine Wilson of Glendora, Calif., and Marion O’Bryne of California; six grandchildren, William H. Alby of Franklin, N.H., Robert R. Alby of Davenport, Fla., Elizabeth Quinn of Plaistow, N.H., Kathleen Ross-Harrigan of Newburyport, Theresa Harrigan of Derry, N.H. and Christopher Quinn of Salem, N.H.; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John Walsh.
ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. from the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. James Church, 185 Winter St., Haverhill. Private interment will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Plaistow, N.H. Calling hours at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill were held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to Concord Hospice House, 250 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301.
Estelle S. Klayman, 94
ANDOVER — Estelle S. (Kniznik) Klayman, 94, of Andover and formerly of Haverhill, died Thursday evening, Sept. 20, 2007 at Wingate at Andover.
She was born in Providence, R.I., May 16, 1913, daughter of the late David and Bella (Shatkin) Kniznik. Educated in the Providence, Rhode Island school system, Mrs. Klayman attended the Rhode Island School of Education.
She and her late husband co-founded the former Haverhill Answering Service in 1959, which was located on Washington Street, Marsh Avenue, and Cedar Street. After her retirement in 1977, her sons continued the business.
A life-member of Temple Emanu-El, Mrs. Klayman was a member of the Hadassah and a former member of its Sisterhood.
She was the wife of the late Max David Klayman who died in 1990, and her survivors include two sons, Kenneth and his wife Harriet H. Klayman of Rutland, David S. and his wife Jane M. Klayman of Andover; a daughter, Toby J. Klayman and her husband Joseph Mack Branchcombe of San Francisco; two sisters, Sylvia K. Fain of Providence, R.I., Louise A. Macy of Fall River; four grandchildren, Elizabeth J. Klayman, Susan Harris, Jesse M. Klayman, and Micah D. Klayman; as well as several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend the funeral service Sunday at 2 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Burial will be in Children of Israel Cemetery, Haverhill. A memorial observance was held at her son David’s home in Andover immediately following the interment. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Max and Estelle Klayman Family Fund, c/o, Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Condolences and directions, may be obtained at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Robert L. Mathews, 78
NORTH ANDOVER — Robert L. Mathews, 78, of North Andover, formerly of Andover, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 at Lawrence General Hospital.
He was born on July 9, 1929 in New Bedford.
He retired from Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (Gigis) Mathews of North Andover; son, Christopher P. Mathews of Haverhill; brother, Richard Mathews of Darien, Conn.; sister, Linda DeStephano of Auburn, Maine; several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service on today, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover. Memorial visitation will take place today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. A committal service will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery. Cremation will take place at Linwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, 71 Chandler Road, Andover, MA 01810; or American Legion Andover Post 8, Donations to the Korean Memorial Bench, P.O. Box 62, Andover, MA 01810.
Nancy M. Covey MacGregor, 82
MERRIMAC — Nancy M. Covey (Kit) MacGregor, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. Mrs. MacGregor was the wife of Atty. A. Bruce MacGregor.
Born in Boston, March 5, 1925, and raised in the Waban section of Newton, Mrs. MacGregor was the daughter of Roger and Constance Clark Covey.
Nancy was a graduate of the Northfield School for Girls, Bates College (B.A. 1947), and Boston University’s Sargent College (M.S. 1975).
In 1955 she contracted polio and for eight months lived in an iron lung at Mass General Hospital. Thereafter, she was unconfined in a wheelchair.
She twice traveled to England, Scotland and Whales for three week motor tours. She enjoyed summers at her cottage on the beach in Rye, N.H., and driving to and from Bokeelia, Fla. in the winter.
Her interest was varied and included politics, bridge, container gardening, bird watching and entertaining. Mrs. MacGregor was civic minded as evinced by her political and charitable work. She was a member of the Greater Haverhill Area Board of the Department of Mental Health, a member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Mental Health Association, a volunteer Probation Officer at the Central District Court in Haverhill, Trustee of the Pentucket Regional Scholarship Foundation, Trustee of the Merrimac Public Library, and Chair of the Religious Education Committee of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill.
In 1973 Nancy was elected to a two year term, becoming the first woman selectman of the Town of Merrimac. She was subsequently elected to two further three year terms.
Married for 56 years her family includes her son, Mark C. MacGregor and his wife Sarah of Kittery, Maine and daughter, Susan B. MacGregor of Merrimac.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends are invited to a gathering in her honor on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Groveland Fairways. Interment at Locust Grove Cemetery will be private. Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St., Haverhill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bates College Alumni Fund, Bates College Advancement Office, 2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04240, Pentucket Regional Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 36, Groveland, MA 01834, Permanent Fund at Universalist Unitarian Church, 15 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill or to the charity of donor’s choice. Online condolence may be sent to www.dcsfuneralhome.com.
Robert Massie, 68
GEORGETOWN — Robert Massie, 68, of Georgetown and formerly of Haverhill, died Sunday evening, Sept. 23, 2007 at the Merrimack Valley Hospital, Haverhill.
He was born in Haverhill, Nov. 10, 1938, son of the late Alexander and Bertha (Mack) Massie. Mr. Massie was educated in the Haverhill School System, graduating from Haverhill High School, Class of 1956.
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958.
For over 15 years he was employed as a leather cutter for Shutzer Manufacturing, Lawrence. Prior to this he was employed at Clicker City, Haverhill.
An avid sports enthusiast, he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball. Mr. Massie loved the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots.
His survivors include his sons, Robert and his wife Kim Massie of Lawrence, Michael Massie of Derry, N.H., James and his wife Maria Massie of Salem, N.H., Scott Massie of Derry, N.H., and Thomas Guyette of Pittsfield, N.H.; 10 grandchildren, Marissa, Taylor, Eric, Jonathan, James, Jessica, Justin and Matthew Massie, Jessica Sanz and Megan St. Pierre; a great-granddaughter, Cadence Massie; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Massie was also the grandfather of the late Andrew Massie.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass at noon in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, (St. Augustine’s Church), Ames Street, Lawrence. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lawrence. Calling hours at the funeral home were Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Earl R. McNamara, 37
HAVERHILL — Earl R. McNamara, 37, of Haverhill, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at his home.
He was born in Newburyport, June 1, 1970, and was educated in the Newburyport Public Schools.
Earl was employed as a cook in area restaurants.
His survivors include his mother Evelyn Bergeron of Salem, N.H.; a brother Scott A. and his wife Kellianne McNamara of Plaistow, N.H.; and a niece Chelsey McNamara.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Haverhill/Bradford.
Anna Galvin Nyhan, 90
HAVERHILL — The family of Anna Galvin Nyhan announce the passing of their dear and beloved mother at the Elizabeth Seton Nursing Home on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. She had turned 90 years old on Sept. 9, 2007.
Anna was born in 1917 in Haverhill, the youngest daughter of Bartholomew and Ellen (Wrenn) Galvin. Siblings were Sister Toman Galvin, CSJ; Margaret Gillespie and Thomas Galvin.
She was a graduate of St. James High School, Class of 1935.
Anna was married to the late Walter J. Nyhan and the mother of Bartholomew, James, John and Marianne Ravenna.
She was a lifelong resident of Haverhill and for 25 years an employee of the Haverhill Housing Authority. She retired in 1983. Anna was a 40 year parishioner of Sacred Hearts parish, Bradford and a member of both the Catholic Daughters of America and the parish women’s bowling league.
In addition to her four children and devoted friends, she leaves 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, the youngest of whom, her twin grandsons, were born this past Sept. 4.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to her funeral Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St., Bradford, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Hearts Church. Burial in St. James Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours at the Bradford Funeral Home were Sunday evening 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anna’s name can be made to the Friends of Elizabeth Seton, 125 Oakland St., Wellesley, MA. Anna was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Barbara Peterson, 75
HAVERHILL — Barbara (Mortimer) Peterson, 75, of Haverhill, formerly of Andover, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at Massachusetts General Hospital, following complications from heart surgery.
Born in Wakefield to the late Belinda (Peard) and Reginald Mortimer, she grew up in Andover and graduated Punchard High School. Barbara graduated from Boston University with a degree in interior design specializing in kitchen design.
She worked for many years designing kitchens for area companies.
Among her interests were traveling, bowling and floral design. Nothing made her more happy than spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Brenda Fisichelli and her husband Joseph of. Methuen; and her son Robert Peterson and his wife Kelly of Pelham; seven grandchildren, Carissa, Alexandra, Cameron, Corey, C.J., Collin and Cole. She is also survived by her great-granddaughter Carly; several nieces and nephews; and her dog Tess. Barbara was predeceased by sister Joan Raza.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services were held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Haverhill. Family and friends called on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dewhirst and Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third St., North. Andover. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. For directions or to place online condolences, please visit contefuneralhomes.com.
John B. Riley Sr., 75
SALEM, N.H. — John B. Riley Sr., 75, of Salem and formerly of Haverhill, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at his home.
Born in Haverhill, son of the late Melbourne and Phyllis (Edwards) Riley, he attended local schools and Haverhill High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and worked for several years as a machine operator at Borden Chemical and also as a woodworker in a local furniture factory.
A member of the Salem Congregation of Kingdom Hall, Methuen and a former member of the Haverhill congregation, Mr. Riley enjoyed intarsia, gardening, cooking, and his family.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Claire A. (Dabrowski) Riley; sons and daughters-in-law, John B. Jr. and Barbara Riley of Salem, and William J. and Kathy Riley of Beverly; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary A. and Daniel Nelson of Draper, Utah and Amy M. and Shaun Patterson of North Berwick, Maine; four sisters, Mary Moore of Connecticut, Olive Vinci and Shirley Salerno of Haverhill and Mildred Waksberg of New Jersey; also 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. His funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home with burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Kingdom Hall, Methuen.
Stanislaw Soborski, 82
HAVERHILL — Stanislaw Soborski, of Newton, and formerly of Haverhill and Methuen, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law where he had lived the past five years. He was 82.
Born in Poland, Mr. Soborski pursued a lifelong interest in Polish history, especially World War II history, and accumulated an impressive collection of books on the subject. He was an avid reader and closely followed current events in Poland and the Polish-American community. He wrote frequent letters to the editor of the Polish daily “Nowy Dziennik” newspaper. He maintained close ties with his native Poland.
After retiring from Continental Can Co./Haverhill Boxboard Corp., Mr. Soborski made extended trips to Poland to visit family and friends. He most recently traveled to Poland in 2005 to celebrate his 80th birthday. He was a generous supporter of Polish charitable and cultural organizations. Mr. Soborski was a devoted family man and took great pride in his two grown children who, to his great pleasure, are living the American dream. He also adored his grandchildren.
He leaves behind his loving daughter, Atty. Barbara Brustowicz, devoted son-in-law Dr. Robert Brustowicz, and beloved grandchildren, Alexander, Katherine, Caroline and Allison, all of Newton. He is also survived by his former wife, Michalina (Kurys) of Methuen; his loving son, Andrew, daughter-in-law Cecylia, and cherished granddaughter, Natalia of Dalton. He also leaves behind several dear relatives and friends in Poland.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church, Haverhill. In accordance with Mr. Soborski’s wishes, his cremated remains will be buried at his parents’ family grave site in Poland. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th St., New York, New York, 10021-6595. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Olga J. Veckys, 89
HAVERHILL — Ms. Olga J. Veckys, 89, of Haverhill, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 at the Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, Haverhill.
She was born in Lawrence, daughter of the late August and Anna (Stasys) Veckys. Educated in the Lawrence School System, Ms. Veckys graduated from Lawrence High School, Class of 1935. She attended Salem State College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education. Ms. Veckys later received her master’s degree in guidance from Boston University. She also attended Tufts and Harvard.
She served the Haverhill Public School System from 1943 until her retirement in 1987, where she taught for several years, was Dean of Girls and became chairperson of the Guidance Department at Haverhill High School as well. Ms. Veckys moved to Haverhill in 1967
She was a former member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, Merrimack Valley Guidance Association, appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and its Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee, Supervisor of the College Board of Advanced Placement Program, and the Administrative Council at Haverhill High School.
Ms. Veckys was also a member of the Whittier Club, Women’s City Club, Haverhill Historical Society, Merrimack Valley Herb Society, Lawrence Immigrant Archives, and the Lithuanian Women’s Citizens Club of Lawrence.
She loved the opera and symphony, travel, cooking, gardening and her beloved kitties. She was proud of her Lithuanian heritage and actively promoted its language, history and culture throughout her life.
Her survivors include several cousins in Lithuania.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service Friday at 11:15 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. A visitation period will precede the Funeral service on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Olga J. Veckys Philomathian Humanities Award, c/o Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill, MA 01832. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Kathleen M. Ring, 58
SEABROOK, N.H. — Kathleen M. Ring, 58, of Seabrook and formerly of Haverhill, died Sunday evening, Sept. 23, 2007 at Hannah Duston Long Term Health Center, following a long illness.
Born in Haverhill, daughter of the late Eugene V. and Mary (Enright) Ring, she attended St. James Grammar School and was a member of the St. James High School, Class of 1967. She attended Northern Essex Community College and was a certified medical records specialist.
Kathleen was employed for 20 years at the Hale Hospital in the Credit Collections Office and for 15 years as an inside lines specialist for Directory Assistance of the New England Telephone Company.
A former member of Saint James Parish, she enjoyed reading and shopping.
Survivors include her brother, Eugene V. “Geno” Ring Jr., and his wife Christina of Brunswick, Maine; a sister, Donna M. Tammik of Seabrook, N.H.; nieces and nephews, Alexandra and Michael Ring of Brunswick, Joseph Tammik of Barington, N.H., Daniel Tammik of Ashby, Robyn SooHoo of Salem, and Gretchen Freeman of Merrimac; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends called on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. Her funeral was held on Thursday at 10 a.m. from the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in All Saints Church, Haverhill. A private family burial service will follow in Saint James Cemetery, Haverhill.
Virginia R. Wierzbicki, 94
HAVERHILL — Mrs. Virginia R. (Minichiello) Wierzbicki, 94, of Haverhill, died Thursday evening, Sept. 20, 2007 at the Hannah Duston Nursing Home.
She was born in Haverhill, Feb. 8, 1913, daughter of the late Giacomino and Rosina (Fasulo) Minichiello.
Educated in the Haverhill school system, Mrs. Wierzbicki was a member of All Saints Church.
Prior to her marriage in 1953 she was employed in the local shoe industry and resided with her late sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Vincent DiBurro and their children, Ernest DiBurro, Richard DiBurro, Rose Marie (DiBurro) Connelly and Henry DiBurro, for over 20 years.
After her marriage she moved to Bedford. While there she was employed as a waitress at Bellino’s, and also for her late husband’s shoe repair shop.
Mrs. Wierzbicki was the wife of the late Walter F. Wierzbicki who died in 1987, and her survivors include a sister, Julie Minichiello of Haverhill as well as many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend the funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 11 in All Saints Church, Haverhill. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill. A visitation period preceded the funeral Mass from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Bradford. Contributions in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart’s Education Fund, 31 South Chestnut St., Bradford, MA 01835. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Clifton E. Robinson, 90
HAVERHILL — Clifton Earle Robinson, 90, a longtime resident of Haverhill died Sunday evening, Sept. 23, 2007 at his daughter’s home in Melbourne, Fla.
He was born in Haverhill on April 19, 1917, son of the late George W. Robinson Sr. and Effie M. (Holley) Robinson.
He attended the Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1936. Mr. Robinson was a Navy veteran of World War II, and was employed as a Postal Carrier in Haverhill for 28 years, and was also a machinist for 17 years at Davis & Furber in North Andover.
Mr. Robinson was a former member and trustee at the former People’s United Methodist Church in Bradford, member of the AMVETS in Haverhill, and was a former Eagle Scout.
He was the husband of the late Marjorie L. (Haskell) Robinson and is survived by his daughter, Carole A. and her husband Wallace Furber of Melbourne, Fla.; two grandsons, Jeffrey Furber and David Furber and his wife Heather; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Kieran and Joshua; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Diane Robinson; brother of the late George W. Robinson Jr. and Estelle Mattinson.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral on Friday at 10 at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Haverhill. Burial will follow in the Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
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Brighton, MA — Born July 30, 1950, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Died February 19, 2014, in Haverhill, surrounded by loving family who will miss her dearly. She will be remembered as a talented hairdresser, cook, craftswoman, and florist. Nancy was very family-oriented and was relied upon to keep her extended family connected.Continued ...
Robert McGauley, 91
Jacksonville, Florida — Robert E. McGauley died January 11, 2014, in Jacksonville, Florida. Born to Joseph and Frieda McGauley in Haverhill, Massachusetts on September 27, 1922, he graduated from Haverhill High School in 1939. After joining the Army in 1943, Bob served with the 75th Infantry Division, was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and honorably discharged in 1946 with a Purple Heart. After marrying his sweetheart, Kathryn Ryan, Bob attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1954 they moved to Jacksonville, Florida where Bob joined State Farm Insurance Companies in 1958 as an agent. After three years he was appointed Agency Manager and continued in that position for 20 years until retiring in 1980. During those years he was a charter member and past president of the Arlington Toastmasters Club and president of GAMA (General Agents and Managers Association). After retiring he loved to play golf, but especially loved to sing, as he had all his life. In WWII he was the vocalist with the Army Hospital dance band in Europe and performed in many musical productions during his military service and in college, especially favoring Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas. Bob was a church soloist all his adult life and wrote church music. He was the former choir director, a 44-year choir member and past treasurer of Arlington Congregational Church. He also had a great love of barbershop singing and sang for many years with the River City Barbershop Chorus. He leaves his son, Richard (Nancy); daughters, Barbara Jean Wick (Alan), Laurie Nowlin (Carrol); six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and his sister, Florence. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Kathryn, and two brothers, Henry and Herman.Continued ...
Elsa M. (Grassi) Basso
Haverhill — Elsa M. (Grassi) Basso passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was born in Haverhill on August 22, 1929, and was the daughter of Angelina (Mori) and Oreste Grassi. A Haverhill resident for most of her life, she had lived in Atkinson, N.H., for the past 26 years.Continued ...
Gloria F. Sherman, 90
Groveland — Gloria F. (Eaton) Sherman, 90, of Groveland, died Thursday morning, February 20, at Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport.Continued ...
John J. Souza, 76
Ocklawaha, FL — John J. Souza, 76, of Ocklawaha, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014, in his home while surrounded by his family.Continued ...
Marion E. Ruby, 95
Haverhill — Marion E. (Winter) Ruby, 95, of Haverhill, died Friday morning, February 21, at the Sutton Hill Center, North Andover.Continued ...
Patricia Ann Twombly
Haverhill — Patricia Ann (Dudley) Twombly died on February 20, with her beloved family at her side. She was born in Haverhill, daughter of the late Eugene C. and Mary L. (Gould) Dudley.Continued ...
Richard B. Kelly, 89
Haverhill — Richard B. Kelly, 89, of Haverhill, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Wingate of Haverhill.Continued ...
Virginia T. Jackson, 78
Atkinson — Virginia T. (Seymour) Jackson, 78, of Atkinson, NH, passed on Wednesday evening, February 19, at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
Fletcher S. Carter, 83
Bradford — Fletcher (Fletch) Sherman Carter, 83, of Bradford, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospice.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
Angela Schiavoni, 25
Springfield, VT — Angela passed away unexpectedly at her home on Feb. 5. She was born in Haverhill, Mass., July 18, 1988. She is survived by her mother, Pamela Donnelly of Springfield, Vt.; father, James G. Schiavoni Jr. of Haverhill, Mass.; brother, Anthony Schiavoni of Springfield, Vt.; and grandparents, Erma and James Schiavoni Sr. of Lawrence, Mass.Continued ...
Francisco Jd Calado, 58
Haverhill — Francisco Jd Calado, 58, of Haverhill, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.Continued ...
Patricia Lynne Beaudoin, 55
Melbourne, FL — Patricia Lynne Beaudoin, 55, of Melbourne, FL, passed away at Holmes Regional Medical Center on Monday, February 3, 2014, with her family at her side.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 6, 2014
Gregory James Rogers
Boiling Springs, SC — Gregory James Rogers, age 60, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, former longtime resident of Merrimac, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, January 29, 2014, at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, New Hampshire, surrounded by his loving family.Continued ...
Harriett Cadorette, 92
Haverhill — Harriett (Pachajakis) Cadorette, 92, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014, at the Baker Katz Skilled Nursing Rehab Center.Continued ...
Jean Clement, 85
Ann Arbor, MI — Jean Elaine Clement, of Ann Arbor, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014, at Arbor Hospice Residence. She was 85 years old. Born November 29, 1928, in Haverhill, MA, she was the daughter of Eston L. and Alice E. (Rooney) Spaulding. On September 13, 1953, Jean married Charles W. “Bill” Clement in Haverhill, MA. Bill and Jean moved to Ypsilanti in 1954 and to Ann Arbor in 1970. She retired from the Ann Arbor Public Schools in 1986, after seventeen years as a secretary. Jean was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Her faith was an integral part of her life and she was an active volunteer within the church. Loved by all who knew her, she was known for her giving heart and selfless spirit, always putting others first. Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren. Jean is survived by her husband of 60 years, Charles W. “Bill” Clement of Ann Arbor; their three children, sons, Charles D. Clement (Rosanna) of Dexter, Richard K. Clement (Kathy) of Brooklyn, and daughter, Susan Leach of Ypsilanti; seven grandchildren, Lisa Clement, Charlie Clement (Deana), Matt Clement (Bobie), Emily Leach, Kelly Clement, Sabrina Gamig (Jason) and Jennifer Leach as well as three sisters, Betty Jackson, Connie Hosford and Jacquelyn Bologna, all of Haverhill, MA.Continued ...
Marie K. (Kamalian) Tarzia Simone
Plaistow, NH — Marie Katherine (Kamalian) Tarzia Simone, age 91, of Plaistow, New Hampshire, former longtime Haverhill resident, died peacefully Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014, at her home, surrounded by by her loving family.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 30, 2014
Rose Marilyn Haverback
formerly of Haverhill — Rose Marilyn Haverback passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the age of 81, at Coolidge House Nursing Home, Brookline.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
Germaine Lagasse, 88
Haverhill — Germaine (LaFrance) Lagasse, 88, of Haverhill, passed away Thursday, January 16, at the Wingate at Andover.Continued ...
- Louise H. Jones, 89