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November 15, 2012

Asa A. Beckwith, Sr., 83


Haverhill — Asa A. Beckwith, Sr., 83, of Haverhill, died Friday, November 9, at his residence.

He was born in Livonia, NY, April 12, 1929 son of the late Avery and Bernadine (Cisco) Beckwith.

He was the husband of the late Cecelia M. (Foppiano) Beckwith, who died in 2002, and his survivors include two sons, Asa A. Beckwith Jr. and his wife Sandy M. of Haverhill, James C. Beckwith of Sierra Vista, AZ, three daughters, Diane L. Zink and her husband William of Haverhill, Nancy M. Fairbanks and her husband Wayne of Groveland, Joanne M. Greene of Naples, FL, two brothers, Russell Beckwith and his wife Myrna of Theresa, NY, Seth Beckwith and his wife Shirley of Williamson, NY, a sister, Noreen VanLare and her husband Kenneth of Lyons, NY, 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Beckwith was the brother of the late Al and Burton Beckwith and Christine Schulders.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, at 10:00 from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 in St. John The Baptist Church, Haverhill. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland. Calling hours at the Funeral Home were Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the AMVETS Post 147, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill, MA 01830, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family please visit

www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.