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September 13, 2012

Leonard J. Houle, Sr., 87

Merrimac — Leonard J. Houle, Sr., 87, of Merrimac, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Lawrence General Hospital. He was born in Danvers on April 28, 1925, son of the late Napoleon J. and Albertine (Desrosier) Houle. He was the husband of the late Irene A. (Lanouette) Houle and father of the late Leonard J. Houle, Jr. He is survived by his sons Dennis V. Houle and his wife Nancy Beal of Intervale, NH and Andrew A. Houle of Center Barnstead, NH, his brother Robert J. Houle and his wife Terry of Groveland, his sisters Eva A. Hyde of N. Andover, Pauline Coleman of Pelham, NH and Lillian Sherman of Methuen, grandchildren Dennis, Bonnie, Dawn and April, great grandchildren Andrena, Shelby, Amanda and Cameron, five great great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral on Friday, Sept. 14th at 10:00 from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 at St. John the Baptist Church, Lincoln Ave. Haverhill. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac. Calling hours at the Funeral Home will be Thursday from 5-8 pm. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or to St. John the Baptist Church, 110 Lincoln Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit