Hilldale Cemetery is under the authority of a new board of trustees.

At 4 p.m. today, Jan. 26, Tom Spitalere, local historian and chairman of the Pentucket Preservation and Restoration group, signed papers naming him president of the Hilladale Cemetery Board of Trustees. Barron Tenney and Theresa Brown, both of Haverhill, became the other two board members.

On Jan. 14, attorney John J. Ryan III contacted Spitalere to say that Richard Becker resigned his position and to ask if Spitalere had any interest in taking over as president of the board. Neither Ryan nor Becker would not comment on his reason for resigning. Cemetery board members Bill House and Jeno Martin also resigned. Neither could be reached for comment for this story.

The cemetery board of trustees is responsible for the care and maintenance of the cemetery, among other duties.

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