Robert D. Jackson, 75
METHUEN | Robert D. Jackson, 75, one of nine children, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 12, 2007 at Caritas Holy Family Hospital. Mr. Jackson was the husband of Gail Jackson.
Born in Haverhill, April 30, 1932, Mr. Jackson was the son of the late John M. and Doris F. (Williams) Jackson. Robert was educated in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill Trade School, Class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at the submarine base in New London, Conn.
For several years he worked as an installer for the Curtain Shoppe in Lawrence, and then went on to work as a carpenter and painter for the IRS in Andover before his retirement in 1997.
He was a member of VFW post 29 in Haverhill, was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling.
Besides his wife of 29 years, Robert is survived by his children, Robert D. Jackson Jr. and his wife Doreen of Haverhill, Pamela Anderson and her husband Jack of Barrington, N.H., Stacy Sullivan and her husband Dan of Haverhill, Barbara Wilmot and her husband Alan DuBois of Hookset, N.H., Stephen Wilmot of Methuen; nine grandchildren; sisters, Elaine Chadbourne of Soco, Maine, Anita Latore and her husband Joe of Tamarac, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by George, John Jr., Frank, Fred, and Raymond Jackson, Caroline Cornelius; and grandson Donal T. Sullivan III.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St., Haverhill, will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.dcsfuneralhome.com.
Marie A. Kental, 66
HAVERHILL | Marie A. (Unger) Kental, 66, of Bradford, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at the Anna Jaques hospital in Newburyport.
Marie was born in Methuen and raised and educated in Lawrence.
She was a graduate of Lawrence High School.
Marie worked in Andover and Methuen for the I.R.S. for 19 years before working for McKinney and Assist Medical Transportation as a driver.
Those who knew Marie knew that she loved the children she worked with as a driver and held a special place in her heart for the special needs kids.
Marie enjoyed playing bingo and going out to eat in her spare time. Most of all, she dedicated her life to her family, especially her granddaughter Breana-Lee, the love of her life.
Marie was predeceased by her husband, Henry "Hank" Kental. She leaves a daughter, Ann-Marie Kental of Haverhill; a granddaughter, Breana-Lee Burrows of Haverhill; a brother, Walter Unger and his wife Norma of New Hampshire; a sister-in-law, Barbara Weilbrenner of Salem, N.H.; four nephews, Mike and his wife Connie of New Hampshire, Dennis and his wife Phyllis of Massachusetts, Jim and his wife Jenn of New Hampshire and Paul and his wife Lynne of New Hampshire; a niece, Debbie and her husband Jerry of New Hampshire; and many dear friends including, Jane Brown, Jean Giguere, Maura Callahan; and her bingo partners, Donald and Beverly Collins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends called from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will remain private. Donations in Marie's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, Greater Lawrence Unit, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or to make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
William J. Kerrigan, 56
HAVERHILL | William J. Kerrigan, 56, of Haverhill, formerly of Lexington, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington after a lengthy illness.
William was born in Boston, son of John P. and Mary G. (Connolly) Kerrigan and moved to Lexington at an early age.
He was educated in Lexington public schools, graduating from Lexington High School.
He was employed by Tighe Logistics Co. in Woburn, in the shipping and receiving warehouse for over 20 years.
Mr. Kerrigan leaves his beloved wife, Denise A. (DeCicco) Kerrigan of Haverhill; his mother, Mary G. Kerrigan of Nashua, N.H.; a brother, John A. Kerrigan of Nashua, N.H.; a sister, Carol A. Kerrigan of Lexington; two step-sons, Christopher Leonard and Eric Stagno, both of Haverhill; father and mother-in-law, John L. and Theresa I. DeCicco of Bradford; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, John P. brothers, Daniel G. and Paul M.; and a sister, Maryjane Kerrigan-Tedore.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family were respectfully invited to call Tuesday at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. (Rte. 125), Haverhill, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to the Lahey Clinic Liver Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 www.comeaufuneral.com.
John A. Lesiczka, 63
HAVERHILL | John A. "Pops" Lesiczka, 63, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
Born in Haverhill, son of William and Helen (Drabik) Lesiczka, he attended St. James High School, graduating with the class of 1961, and received an engineering degree at Northeastern University.
He worked for the former Western Electric Company, North Andover, and as an engineer for Crystal Systems in Salem, Mass. for 25 years.
A member of Saint John the Baptist Parish, Haverhill, Mr. Lesiczka was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, lobstering, boating, snowmobiling, hiking and biking.
Survivors include his wife, Jane (Henderson) Lesiczka; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey P. and Angel Lesiczka of Fremont, N.H., Stephen M. and Lee Lesiczka of Groveland, and Joshua D. and Leaza Lesiczka of Kingston, N.H.; six grandchildren, Madison and Megan Lesiczka, Jared and Rylie Lesiczka, Caleb and Hannah Lesiczka; three sisters, Patricia Lesiczka, Natalie Thompson and Katherine Lesiczka, all of Haverhill; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends called on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow. His funeral was held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Haverhill. Burial took place in Walnut Cemetery, Haverhill, in the spring. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.
J. George Moquin, 94
HAVERHILL | J. George Moquin, 94, of Haverhill, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at Merrimack Valley Hospital.
Born in Haverhill, son of the late Armand and Hermina (Poulin) Moquin, he graduated from Haverhill High School with the class of 1931 and received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Bentley College in 1947.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served as a sergeant in the European Theater under General George Patton and took part in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Moquin was the former owner of Ray's Potatoe Chip Co. of Haverhill for many years and was also employed as the office manager at Gerro's Men's Shop in Haverhill. He retired in 1980 as an accountant, with 12 years of service, from Pentucket Manor of Haverhill.
A member of All Saints Parish of Haverhill, the former St. Joseph Parish, and the Haverhill Chess Club, he also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
The father of the late Ann (Moquin) Adams, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Albertine R. (Chagnon) Moquin, a son and daughter-in-law, Paul G. and Penny Moquin of Manchester, N.H., and a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Norma and Peter Berman, of Lombard, Ill., a sister, Aurea Gigliotti, of Haverhill, as well as five grandchildren, Jocelyn Boothby, Patrick Moquin, Emily Berman, Joseph Berman and Jeffrey Berman, three great-grandchildren, Quinn, Gavin and Meriel Boothby, and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Due to last week's storm, calling hours were held on Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2007 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in All Saints Church, Haverhill. Burial followed in Saint Joseph Cemetery.
Anne P. Nalezinski, 86
HAVERHILL | Anne P. (Warchut) Nalezinski, 86, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007.
Born in Gardner, she was raised in Haverhill and attended Haverhill High School.
She worked as a cable assembler for the former Western Electric Company, North Andover for 20 years before her retirement and had previously worked for local shoe companies.
Mrs. Nalezinski was a member of All Saints Parish and the former St. Michael's Parish, where she was a member of the Ladies of St. Ann Society.
She was a member of the Communication Workers of America, the Telephone Pioneers of America, and the Tuesday morning"Morning Glories" bowling league at Academy Lanes.
An accomplished seamstress, Mrs. Nalezinski was also an avid reader and loved to travel.
The widow of Stanley J. Nalezinski who died in 2005, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert S. and Marsha Nalezinski of Derry, N.H.; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan A. and John Gaucher of Windham, N.H.; three brothers, Anthony Warchut of Haverhill, Stephen Warchol of Bradford and Joseph Warchut of Groveland; four grandchildren, Robert S. Nalezinski Jr. and his wife Corinna of Concord, N.H., Joseph M. Nalezinski and his wife Rebecca of Manchester, N.H., Sara Gaucher of Manchester, N.H. and Eric Gaucher of Windham, N.H.; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Walter Warchut and Mary Glod.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends called on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. Her funeral will begin on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Haverhill. Memorial donations may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Suite 9, Lawrence, MA 01843 or to All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill, MA 01832.
Katherine M. Picard, 63
SEABROOK, N.H. | Katherine M. (Whiteley) Picard, 63, of Seabrook and formerly Amesbury, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, 2007 at her home.
She was born in Boston, Jan. 4., 1944, daughter of the late Colin C. and Mary A. (Neagle) Whiteley. At an early age her family moved to Haverhill where she attended St. James Grammar School and was a 1962 graduate of St. James High School.
Katherine was employed as a nanny and cared for many children throughout the Amesbury, and Newburyport area.
She enjoyed knitting, gardening and cooking for her family.
Her survivors include her husband of 17 years, Bruce G. Picard of Seabrook; a son, Bruce G Picard Jr. and his wife Janine of Somerville; three daughters, Laurie Ann Turner of Amesbury, Kristine Picard Driscoll and her husband Daniel of Plaistow, N.H., Katherine E. and her husband Robert Moore of Seabrook; two sisters, Coleen J. and her husband Gerald Plumley of Exeter, N.H., Janice Elizabeth and her husband Francis Sirois of Amesbury; 10 grandchildren, Lindsay, Katherine, Brian, India, Sidney, Calvin, Quinn, Nathan, Catherine Grace, and John; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a sister-in-law, Gail A. Picard of Seabrook, and her constant companion, Nana.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to her funeral Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. James Church. A spring burial will take place in the Bridge Street Cemetery. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, were Monday afternoon and evening, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the St. James Restoration Fund, 6 Cottage St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.