hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

August 29, 2013

Joseph Drayton, 77

Haverhill — Joseph Drayton, 77, of Haverhill, died Saturday at Colonial Heights Nursing Home, Lawrence.

His survivors include his wife, Mary (Ewell) Drayton of Haverhill; his children, Theresa M. Drayton-Harris of Haverhill, James Drayton of Haverhill, Joseph S. Drayton of New Sweden, Maine, William J. Drayton of Pittsfield, Cecelia G. Drayton of Haverhill, Benjamin A. Drayton of Haverhill, Aundra A. Drayton of Caribou, Maine, Andrew J. Drayton of Haverhill; two sisters, Edith (Drayton) Wilson of Garnet; Joseph’s twin sister, Mary (Drayton) Lomick of Durham, N.C.; two grandchildren, Isaiah J. Drayton and Alana J. Colon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service on Friday afternoon, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church, Haverhill. Calling hours will precede the funeral service on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Mass. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.