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Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home

Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, located in Plaistow, NH, serves the Southern New Hampshire and Greater Haverhill, Massachusetts areas. Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home offers a wide range of funeral services for all faiths that a family can choose to create a meaningful and personalized way to remember their loved one.

Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home's funeral director will help guide and support you in the choices you make - whether you choose a service in their chapel, a church or a special location of your choice.

Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home provides ample off-street parking for over 50 vehicles along with a handicap parking area.


Our Obituaries

Colin J. Hassett

February 5, 1994 - December 3, 2016

Lowell, MA: Colin J. Hassett, 22, of Lowell, died December 3, 2016 in Lowell. Born in Nashua, NH son of Steven E and Leigh (Springman) Hassett, he was educated through elementary and middle schools in Nashua and was a member of the Nashua Youth Soccer League before moving to Somers,CT. Colin was a member of Somers High School Class of 2012 and attended Manchester Community College. He was...
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Raymond F. Lovely, Jr.

December 3, 2016

Atkinson, NH: Raymond F. Lovely, Jr., 89, of Atkinson, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Manchester NH. Born, raised and educated in the Bradford section of Haverhill, he was the son of the late Raymond and Edith (Hefferan) Lovely, and attended Haverhill High School. He grew up as a member of a well- known athletic family with a long legacy of sports accomplishment both locally and nationally...
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Richard F. "Dick" Matterson

July 25, 1934 - December 1, 2016

Haverhill: Richard F. "Dick" Matterson, 82, of Haverhill, died December 1, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton, following a brief illness. Born in Haverhill, son of the late Anthony and Margaret (O'Connell) Matterson, he attended Haverhill Public Schools and the former Haverhill Trade School. Mr. Matterson was a well- known building contractor in the Haverhill area for many years and...
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Ruth S. "Shirley" (Smith) (Briggs) Bennett

November 24, 1930 - November 24, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Ruth S. "Shirley" (Smith) (Briggs) Bennett, died November 24, 2016 on her 86th birthday at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover. Born in Saugus, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Pauline (Tabor) Smith. She was raised in Reading and North Andover, and attended local schools and after many years devoted to work and raising her family, she received her...
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Fred J. Childs

November 22, 2016

Atkinson, NH:  Fred J. Childs, Jr., 87, a longtime resident of Atkinson and former Selectman, died November 22, 2016 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Born, raised and educated in Lawrence, son of the late Fred and Blanche (Boucher) Childs, he graduated from Lawrence High School with the Class of 1947.  A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Childs served as a Private First Class in the U...
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Elizabeth R. (Simpson) Dalzell

September 22, 1919 - November 22, 2016

Kingston, NH: Elizabeth R. (Simpson) Dalzell, 97, a resident of Kingston since 1979, died November 22, 2016 at Penacook Place in Haverhill. Born in Boston she was raised and educated in the Boston area, graduating from Brighton High School. A resident of Yonkers, NY for thirty-two years, Mrs. Dalzell was employed as the secretary of the Teamsters Union Local 445. An avid reader, she also...
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Lyndel J. "Lenny" McMahon

May 27, 1950 - November 20, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Lyndel J. "Lenny" McMahon, 66, of Plaistow, died suddenly on November 20, 2016, at his home following a long and courageous battle with several illnesses. Born, raised and educated in Lowell, MA, the son of the late Francis and Beatrice (Lemire) McMahon, he graduated Lowell Trade School with the Class of 1968. He proudly and honorably served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam...
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John P. Dill

December 24, 1960 - November 19, 2016

Haverhill: John P. Dill, 55 a resident of Haverhill, died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Haverhill, son of Shirley (Fontaine) Dill and the late John Dill, he attended local schools and was a member of the Whittier Vo-Tech Class of 1978. John worked for most of his career in auto body repair and...
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Joanne M. (Gaiero) Tyrie

July 21, 1947 - November 17, 2016

Haverhill: Joanne M. (Gaiero) Tyrie, 69, formerly of Westminster St. and Forest Acres, died November 17, 2016 at Merrimack Valley Hospital following a long illness. Raised and educated in Haverhill, daughter of the late Richard and Alice (Halloran) Gaiero, she graduated Saint James High School with the Class of 1965 and was formerly employed by the John Hancock Life Insurance Co., Insurance...
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Sandra Ann (Senter) Joray

April 17, 1947 - November 17, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Sandra Ann (Senter) Joray, 69, of Plaistow, died November 17, 2016 at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center in Haverhill after a lengthy illness. Born in Exeter, NH, daughter of Bernard R. Senter and the late Georgia (Cutter) Senter, she was raised in Plaistow and attended the Pollard School. She was a member of Haverhill High School Class of 1965 and was a longtime hairdresser and...
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Barbara J. (Blaisdell) (Bisson) Perreault

June 16, 1931 - November 17, 2016

Newton, NH: Barbara J. (Blaisdell) (Bisson) Perreault, 85, formerly of Newton and Fremont, NH and Haverhill, MA, died November 17, 2016 at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry, following a long illness. Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, daughter of the late Wendell Blaisdell and Gertrude (LeBlanc) (Blaisdell) Fravoli, she attended the Tilton School and Haverhill High School. She was...
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Gordon E. Pelletier, Jr.

March 23, 1947 - November 14, 2016

Hampstead, NH: Gordon E. Pelletier, Jr, 69, of Hampstead, died November 14, 2016 at his home, following a long illness. Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, son of the late Gordon E. and Frances (Henderson) Pelletier, he was raised and educated in Danvers, Atkinson, NH and Plaistow, NH and graduated from Haverhill High School with the Class of 1965. Mr. Pelletier served as a Quartermaster and...
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Jonathan P. "Bubz" Sargent

January 24, 1980 - November 9, 2016

Haverhill,MA : Jonathan P. "Bubz" Sargent, 36 a lifelong resident of Haverhill, died November 9, 2016 at Merrimack Valley Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with substance abuse. Born in Haverhill, the son of Steven Sargent and Lynne (White) Sargent, he was educated in the Haverhill Public School system. Jonathan worked as a carpenter and owned and operated High End Custom Cabinetry...
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Joseph E. Smith, Jr.

March 30, 1952 - November 1, 2016

Sandown, NH: Joseph E. Smith, Jr., 64, of Sandown, was pronounced dead at Parkland Medical Center in Derry on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, after being stricken while commuting to work. Born in Boston on March 30, 1952, son of the late Joseph E. and Geraldine (Finlay) Smith, he was raised and educated in Saugus. A member of the Saugus High School Class of 1970, he also attended the Franklin...
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Alfred D. Brooks

December 8, 1934 - October 30, 2016

Fremont, NH: Alfred D. Brooks, 81, a longtime resident of Fremont, died October 30, 2016 at Exeter Hospital, with his loving family by his side. Born in Cranston, Rhode Island, son of the late Lionel and Edna (Benoit) Brooks, he was raised and educated in Watertown, Massachusetts and was a member of the Watertown High School Class of 1954. He served in the United States Air Force during the...
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Russell Spencer Robie

August 10, 1993 - October 29, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Russell Spencer Robie, 23, of Plaistow, died October 29, 2016 at the Exeter Hospital, following a lifelong struggle with Cerebral Palsy. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of Spencer Robie of Plaistow and the late Nina (Coco) Robie. He was educated through the Timberlane School District and was an avid New England Patriots fan and enjoyed watching professional wrestling on...
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Joseph P. "Duke" Duca

June 20, 1931 - October 29, 2016

Atkinson, NH: Joseph P. "Duke" Duca, 85, a resident of Atkinson since 1988, died October 29, 2016 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Born in Somerville, Massachusetts and raised and educated in East Boston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ida (Sozio) Duca. A member of the 1949 graduating class of East Boston High School, he excelled in track and field events. He served in the U.S. Navy...
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Maureen J. (Comeau) Bonnell

September 19, 1952 - October 27, 2016

Haverhill, MA: Maureen J. (Comeau) Bonnell, 64, of Haverhill and formerly of Livermore, CA and Newport, VT, died on October 27, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill. Born in Haverhill, daughter of the late Donald O. "Coke" and Mary L. (LaBonte) Comeau, she attended Haverhill public schools and Haverhill High School, graduating with the Class of 1970, and also attended...
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Lorraine Sawyer

July 8, 1939 - October 26, 2016

Haverhill: Lorraine (Sudol) Sawyer, 77, a native and lifelong resident of Haverhill, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, following an extended illness, at Wingate at Haverhill, surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Ostopchuk) Sudol, she was educated in the Haverhill School System and was a member of the Haverhill High School Class of 1957. Mrs. Sawyer...
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John Edward Spencer

May 13, 1933 - October 25, 2016

Danville, NH: John E. Spencer, 83, a resident of Danville for the past thirteen years, died October 25, 2016 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, Massachusetts, son of the late Ernest and Alice (Proulx) Spencer, he graduated from Saint James High School with the Class of 1952, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict. Serving as a Fire...
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Frank C. Howard

August 11, 1929 - October 19, 2016

Hampstead: Frank C. Howard, 87, a native and lifelong resident of Hampstead, died October19, 2016, at Exeter Hospital. The son of the late Frank E. and Beatrice (Buttrick) Howard, he attended local schools. He first made his living by raising chickens and later worked as an ice cutter and delivered ice, coal and wood in the employ of the late Levi Duston. Mr. Howard later established Frank...
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Malcolm D. McLeod

November 24, 1943 - October 14, 2016

East Kingston, NH: Malcolm D. McLeod, 72, of East Kingston and formerly of Haverhill, MA, died Friday evening, October 14, 2016 at Exeter Hospital, after being stricken at home. Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, son of the late James McLeod and Pauline (Batchelder) (McLeod) Abrahamson, he was a member of Haverhill High School Class of 1961 and attended Northern Essex Community College. ...
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Lorraine T. (Provencher) Howes

July 12, 1935 - October 7, 2016

It's been said a beautiful soul is a beacon of love and light for others, and Lorraine Theresa (Provencher) Howes' light certainly shined brightly. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 81, on the morning of October 7, 2016, in Nottingham, NH. It is with great sadness her family and friends mourn her loss. Born on July 12, 1935 in Lawrence, MA, Lorraine spent her adult life in...
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Aaron Michael Singer

February 9, 1962 - October 5, 2016

Atkinson NH: Aaron Michael Singer, 54, of Atkinson NH, formerly of Natick MA, died Wednesday October 5th surrounded by his family at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in New York City, son of the late Judith Hammer, and raised by his grandparents, the late Joseph and Rose Hammer, he was raised and educated in Wellesley. He attended Wellesley High...
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Robert J. Culligan

August 12, 1927 - October 3, 2016

Hampstead, NH: Robert J. Culligan, 89, of Londonderry and a former resident of Hampstead for over fifty years, died Monday morning, October 3, 2016 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Born in Haverhill, MA, son of the late Joseph H. and Augusta (Melanson) Culligan, he attended Saint Joseph Grammar School and was a member of the Haverhill High School Class of 1945. He served as a Private...
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Lucille (LaBrie) Boucher

January 9, 1931 - October 1, 2016

Haverhill, MA: Lucille (LaBrie) Boucher died October 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mercedes (Tremblay) LaBrie. Raised and educated in Haverhill with her sister, the late Marjorie Blair and brother, the late Richard LaBrie, she graduated from Haverhill High School Class of 1948. She married the late Paul Boucher and...
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Judith A. (Chase) Sargent

April 30, 1942 - October 1, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Judith A. (Chase) Sargent, 74 years old of Derry NH and a former longtime resident of Plaistow, Judith died on Saturday October 1st, her 50th wedding anniversary, at Pleasant Valley Healthcare in Derry. Born in Porter, Maine, daughter of the late James and Lillian (Rice) Chase. She was educated in Porter, and Freedom NH. Mrs. Sargent worked as a clerk at the former Kings...
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Edward A. DeMarco

November 4, 1939 - September 29, 2016

Haverhill: Edward A. DeMarco, 76 of Haverhill, died September 29, 2016 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, following a long illness. Born, raised and educated in Wakefield, son of the late Anthony and Wilfreda (Farnell) DeMarco, he graduated from Burlington High School in 1958 and served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. DeMarco was a carpenter and General Building Contractor who owned and operated...
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Walter R. Budzyna

September 7, 1947 - September 26, 2016

Atkinson, NH: Walter R. Budzyna, 69, a resident of Atkinson for over thirty years, died on Monday, September 26, 2016. Born, raised and educated in Lawrence, MA, son of the late Walter and Irene (Trzaska) Budzyna, he was a member of the Lawrence High School Class of 1965 and attended Northern Essex Community College. Mr. Budzyna served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1967 until his honorable...
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Henry L. "Hank" Barry

June 8, 1932 - September 22, 2016

Hampstead, NH: Henry L. "Hank" Barry, 84, of Hampstead, died following a long illness, on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at his home, with his family by his side. Born in North Andover, MA, he was the son of the late Frank and Julia (Perry) Barry and was educated in North Andover and Lawrence. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the National Defense...
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Richard W. "Rip" Ripley

February 2, 1934 - September 16, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Richard W. "Rip" Ripley, 82, a resident of Plaistow for fifty-three years, died Friday evening, September 16, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Haverhill, MA, son of the late Norman and Priscilla (Metthe) Ripley, he attended Haverhill Public Schools including Haverhill High School and the former Haverhill Trade School where he was member of the varsity...
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Donald W. Leathers

December 16, 1961 - September 16, 2016

Danville, NH: Donald W. Leathers, 54, of Danville, died September 16, 2016 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Danville. Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, MA, son of Janet P. (Goggin) (Leathers) Charette and the late Glendon A. Leathers, he attended Haverhill Public Schools and Whittier Regional Vocational and Technical High School. Donald served in the Army...
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Theresa E. (Kane) Stevens

July 19, 1975 - September 14, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Theresa E. (Kane) Stevens, 41, a resident of Plaistow since 2012, and a former resident of Kingston, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Newburyport, MA and raised in Amesbury, MA she attended Whittier Regional Vocational and Technical High School and Lisbon Regional High School. ...
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Alison Jane Saren

August 28, 1979 - September 12, 2016

Epping, NH: Alison Jane Saren, 37, of Epping, NH died on Monday, September 12, 2016, in East Hampstead. Born in Nashua, NH, she was the daughter of Joel and Linda (Lenik) Saren. She moved to Hampstead at the age of six and attended Southern NH University receiving a Bachelor's degree in business. She worked as the Director of Marketing for Family Pools, Kingston and previously worked for...
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Brooke Taylor Armstrong

September 6, 2000 - September 7, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Brooke Taylor Armstrong, 16, of Plaistow, died September 7, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Born in Newburyport, daughter of James Armstrong and Deborah Noyes, she was presently a student at Timberlane Regional High School. She enjoyed fishing with her father, crocheting and music. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her parents, James Armstrong...
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Francine L. (Bartlett) Jolivet

December 14, 1951 - September 6, 2016

East Hampstead, NH: Francine L. (Bartlett) Jolivet, 64, of East Hampstead, died September 6, 2016 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Atkinson. Born in St. Albans, Vermont, she attended the Bellows Free Academy and has been a resident of the Merrimack Valley and Southern NH area for many years. Mrs. Jolivet was employed as a unit secretary at Mary Immaculate Nursing and Health...
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Richard A. MacLean

January 31, 1964 - September 5, 2016

Haverhill: Richard A. MacLean, 52, of Haverhill, died September 5, 2016 at New England Medical Center in Boston, following a brief illness. Born in Derry, son of the late John MacLean and Janice (Comeau) MacLean, he was raised and educated in Haverhill. A skilled carpenter, he was employed by local contractors. A member of the former Saint Rita's Parish of Haverhill, he was an accomplished...
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Joan F. (Simard) Libby

January 23, 1940 - September 5, 2016

Plaistow: Joan F. (Simard) Libby, 76, a resident of Plaistow for the last forty-six years, died Monday, September 5, 2016 at Lawrence General Hospital, after being stricken at her home. Born in Salem, MA, daughter of the late Alfred and Helen (Gness) Simard, she was raised and educated in Charlestown and was a member of the Charlestown High School Class of 1958. Mrs. Libby retired from Capital...
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Devin T. Rooney

October 30, 1986 - September 4, 2016

Atkinson: Devin T. Rooney, 29, died Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, from complications of a long, hard fought battle with drug addiction. Born at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen to David J. Rooney and Cathryn (Bocuzzo) Johnson, he was first raised in Little Falls, NY. He moved to Plaistow in 1998 and attended Timberlane Regional Schools as a member of the Class of...
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Gary A Carbonneau

January 4, 1954 - August 31, 2016

Plaistow: Gary A. Carbonneau, 62 a lifelong resident of Plaistow and a member of the Plaistow Fire Department, died August 31, 2016 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Born in Methuen, son of the late Alfred and Gladys (Beaupre) Carbonneau he was raised and educated in Plaistow, attending the Pollard School. A member of the Haverhill Trade School Class of 1972, Mr. Carbonneau was employed as...
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Steven Frank Woidyla

September 14, 1943 - August 30, 2016

Haverhill, MA: Steven Frank Woidyla, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House after a three and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer. Steve was born in Haverhill, MA on September 14, 1943 and was the son of the late Haverhill Police Officer, Steven and Mary (Madden) Woidyla. Steve is survived by his life-long best friend and wife, Lorraine Irene ...
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Albert J. Beauregard

May 4, 1959 - August 27, 2016

Haverhill: Albert J. Beauregard, 57, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, died August 27, 2016 from natural causes in his home. The son of Richard and Joan (Pare) Beauregard, he attended Saint Joseph Grammar School and was a member of the Haverhill High School Class of 1978. He worked as an electronics assembler for most of his life at Western Electric Co., A.T & T Technologies and Lucent...
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Jacob J. Feenstra

August 23, 2016

Haverhill: Jacob J. Feenstra, 86, a resident of Haverhill since 1960, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Born, raised and educated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, he was the son of the late Bouke and Renske (Jongedyk) Feenstra. Mr. Feenstra received his degree in Electronics and was employed by IBM as a Sales and Maintenance Representative throughout Europe...
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Carla F. (Gueli) Berube

November 19, 1952 - August 22, 2016

Carla F. (Gueli) Berube, 63, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, died unexpectedly, August 22, 2016 at her home, from natural causes. Born and educated in Haverhill, daughter of the late Francis A. and Nella (Giolito) Gueli, she attended Haverhill Public Schools and was a member of the Haverhill High School Class of 1970. Mrs. Berube was employed for forty-two years at New England Telephone...
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James Thomas Doucette III

March 1, 1989 - August 20, 2016

Plaistow, NH: James Thomas Doucette, III, 27, of Plaistow passed away on August 20, 2016 at his home of an accidental heroin overdose. Born on March 1, 1989 in Lawrence, MA, son of Dawn M. (Peters) Brown and James T. Doucette, Jr., he was raised in Haverhill and attended Haverhill High School. James was employed as a cook for local restaurants and had been most recently employed at Athens...
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Meredith E. "Bub" Reynolds

May 10, 1928 - August 14, 2016

Atkinson, NH: Meredith E. "Bub" Reynolds, 88, a resident of Atkinson for all of his life, died August 14, 2016, after an extended illness, at Wingate at Haverhill. Born and educated in Atkinson, son of the late Elgin E. and Beatrice E. (Pettengill) Reynolds, he graduated from Atkinson Academy in 1946 and went on to attend The Tilton School in Tilton, NH. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr....
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George P. Moulaison

April 11, 1947 - August 12, 2016

Newton, NH: George P. Moulaison, 69, died on Friday, August 12, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family after a long illness. Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised and educated in Nahant and Lynn, he was the son of the late Grant and Theresa (Daley) Moulaison. He graduated from Lynn Classical High School with the Class of 1966 and North Shore Community College. Mr. Moulaison was first...
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Larry W. Demaine

June 13, 1952 - August 10, 2016

Danville, NH: Larry W. Demaine, 64 of Danville, died on August 10, 2016 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, following an extended illness. Born in Exeter and raised and educated in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, Larry was employed for many years as a machinist at UFP Technologies in Georgetown. An avid sportsman and Red Sox fan, he enjoyed archery, fishing, camping, canoeing, and hiking. ...
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Helen M. (Natalino) Ratte

September 20, 1943 - August 9, 2016

Groveland, MA: Helen M. (Natalino) Ratte passed away in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. Helen was married for fifty-nine years to the late Elmer R. Ratte, Jr. and was presently residing in Groveland, MA. She was born in Haverhill and lived there for approximately seventy years. Helen leaves one surviving brother, Richard Natalino and his wife Jan...
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George E. "Mac" MacDonald

August 16, 1926 - August 8, 2016

Chester, NH: George E. "Mac" MacDonald, 89, of Chester and formerly of Hampstead, NH, died on August 8 at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont. Born in East Boston, son of the late Joseph W. and Bella (MacGillivray) MacDonald, Mr. MacDonald was raised and educated in Nova Scotia, Canada and served in the Royal Canadian Army during World War II. Mr. MacDonald moved back to the United States...
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Walter M. Morse, Jr.

September 4, 1930 - August 8, 2016

Plaistow: Walter M. Morse, Jr., 85, a resident of Plaistow for the last fifty-eight years, died Monday, August 8, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born and raised in Newton Junction, NH, son of the late Walter M. and Rachel (Willis) Morse, he graduated from Sanborn Seminary with the Class of 1948 and was a member of the Varsity Football Team. He later attended the University...
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Richard L. "Smitty" Smith

July 19, 1936 - July 31, 2016

Atkinson, NH: Richard L. "Smitty" Smith, 80, a resident of Atkinson since 1978, died following a long illness on July 31, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born on July 19, 1936 in his mother's bed at their home in Lynn, MA. Son of the late Lloyd and Evelyn (Powell) Smith, he was raised and educated in Saugus, MA and graduated from Saugus High School with the Class...
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Albert L. "Bert" Lynn, Jr.

April 11, 1960 - July 30, 2016

Newton, NH: Albert L. "Bert" Lynn, Jr., 56, of Newton died on July 30, 2016 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Methuen, MA on April 11, 1960, son of the late Albert L., Sr. and Janice (Ronan) Lynn, Bert was raised in Newton and graduated from Sanborn Regional High School with the Class of 1979, where he played trumpet in the marching band. Bert was a self...
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Edith M. (Tift) Davis

October 19, 1930 - July 28, 2016

Haverhill, MA: Edith M. (Tift) Davis, 85, of Haverhill died on July 28, 2016 at Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings. Born, raised, and educated in Haverhill, daughter of the late William "Ike" and Evelyn (Johnston) Tift, Mrs. Davis graduated from Haverhill High School with the Class of 1948 and attended the Chandler School of Business. Mrs. Davis was employed as a bookkeeper for...
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Marion (Patrikas) Olsen

March 9, 1930 - July 27, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Marion (Patrikas) Olsen, 86, of Plaistow died on July 27, 2016 at Berkeley Nursing and Retirement Center in Lawrence. Born, raised, and educated in Lynn, daughter of the late George and Catherine (Asotatis) Patrikas, she graduated from Lynn Classical High School with the Class of 1948. Mrs. Olsen was employed for a brief time at the IRS but was primarily a housewife and...
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Katherine A. Lesiczka

December 21, 1945 - July 25, 2016

Katherine A. Lesiczka, 70, of Haverhill died on July 25, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Born in Haverhill on December 21, 1945, daughter of the late William K. and Helen (Drabik) Lesiczka, Kathy attended St. James Grammar School and graduated from St. James High School with the Class of 1963. She went on to attend St. Anselm's College. Kathy was employed as a tax examiner for...
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Wanda S. (Ashford) Wilson

July 1, 1958 - July 24, 2016

Chester, NH: Wanda S. (Ashford) Wilson, 58, a resident of Chester for thirty-two years, died on July 24, 2016 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. Born in Haverhill, MA on July 1, 1958, daughter of the late Kermit and Orisstella (White) Ashford, Wanda was raised in Hampstead, NH and graduated from Pinkerton Academy with the Class of 1976. Wanda was most recently...
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Charles O. "Chuck" Rivers

February 16, 1967 - July 19, 2016

Danville, NH: Charles O. "Chuck" Rivers, 49, of Danville and formerly of Plaistow died on July 19, 2016 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Born in Lake Placid, NY, son of Lois (Burl) Rivers and the late Lawrence Rivers, Chuck attended Saranac Lake High School and graduated from Hudson Valley Community College. Following high school, Chuck served in the United States Army. Chuck was...
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Betty A. (Grafing) Gerry

June 24, 1941 - July 7, 2016

Sandown, NH: Betty A. (Grafing) Gerry, 75, of Sandown and a former resident of Hampstead died on July 7, 2016 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Born on June 24, 1941 in Flandreau, SD, daughter of the late Christian and Victoria (Henderson) Grafing, she was raised and educated in Flandreau and graduated from Flandreau High School. Mrs. Gerry has lived in the Haverhill area since 1971 and...
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Debra A. (Cormier) Straus

October 22, 1953 - July 4, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Debra A. (Cormier) Straus, 62, of Brentwood and a former resident of Plaistow from 1989 until 2015 died on July 4, 2016 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Cambridge, MA, daughter of the late Armand Joseph and Isabel (Perrier) Cormier, she was raised in Billerica, MA and graduated from Billerica High School with the Class of 1971. Mrs. Straus went on to attend the Berkley...
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Fred E. Ingerson, Jr.

August 3, 1928 - July 1, 2016

Derry: Fred E. Ingerson,Jr. 87, of Derry and formerly of Boston, died peacefully Friday, July 1, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at the family home on Highland Lake in Stoddard, NH. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 3, 1928, he was the son of the late Fred E. and Helen (Ropp) Ingerson. He served as a Corporal in the U.S.Army during W.W.II and received the World War II Victory...
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Charles J. "Charlie" McCarthy

November 26, 1926 - July 1, 2016

Charles J. "Charlie" McCarthy, 89, a resident of the town of Atkinson for the last sixty-one years, died on Friday, July 1, 2016, with his family by his side at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, following a long illness. Born, raised and educated in Lawrence, MA, son of the late James and Ann (Murphy) McCarthy, he attended Lawrence High School and served as a Seaman First Class in the U.S....
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Margaret E. (Blinn) Pinette

March 31, 1934 - June 28, 2016

Haverhill: Margaret E. (Blinn) Pinette, 82, a former longtime resident of 48 Willie St., died on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, surrounded by her loving and supportive family at Wingate at Haverhill, following a long illness. Born in Haverhill, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Crockett) Blinn, she attended Saint Joseph Grammar School and was a lifelong member of Saint Joseph Parish and All...
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Georgette M. (Cote) Cross

February 24, 1930 - June 27, 2016

Beloved mother and grandmother, Georgette M. (Cote) Cross, 86, of Kingston and a former longtime resident of Haverhill from 1961 until 2012, died on June 27, 2016 at Exeter Hospital. Born in Lawrence, MA, daughter of the late Eli and Lumina (Blanchette) Cote, she attended St. Anne's School and graduated from Lawrence High School with the Class of 1948. She later went on to receive a Bachelor...
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Thelma A. "Ginger" (Fraize) Holmes

November 9, 1925 - June 27, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Thelma A. "Ginger" (Fraize) Holmes, 90, a resident of Plaistow since 1943, died on June 27, 2016 at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont. Born and raised in Andover, MA, daughter of the late William and Annetta (Cudmore) Fraize, she was a housewife and homemaker to her children and husband for many years and enjoyed making a warm, loving and inviting home for her family and...
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Anthony J. "Tony" Gaudette

July 21, 1967 - June 25, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Anthony J. "Tony" Gaudette, 48, of Plaistow died on June 25, 2016 at his home following a courageous battle with ALS and surrounded by his loving family and many friends and co-workers. Born in Nashua, NH, and raised in Lawrence, MA, he graduated from Greater Lawrence Regional Vocation and Technical High School with the Class of 1985 and later attended Northern Essex Community...
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A. Paul Dunne

September 15, 1958 - June 24, 2016

Berwick, ME: A. Paul Dunne, 57, of Berwick, ME passed peacefully on June 24, 2016 at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH. Born in Dublin, Ireland, son of the late Paul and Mona (Lambe) Dunne, Paul moved to the United States on St. Patrick's Day when he was seven years old. He was raised in Billerica and graduated from Billerica High School with the Class of 1976. Paul was employed...
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Timothy David Gagnon

March 9, 1982 - June 24, 2016

Haverhill, MA: Timothy David Gagnon, 34, of Haverhill died on June 24, 2016 at his home of natural causes. Born in Lowell, MA, and raised and educated in Nashua, NH, son of David A. and Rita P. "Patty" (LaCombe) Gagnon, he attended Nashua High School. He was employed as a Sous Chef at local restaurants and most recently at Atkinson Resort and Country Club. He was known as a big hearted young...
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F. Vincent Duplessis

October 16, 1943 - June 22, 2016

Kingston, NH: F. Vincent Duplessis, 72, of Kingston passed away on June 22, 2016 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. Born and raised in Manchester, NH, he was the son of the late J. Leon and Beatrice (Kemmeur) Duplessis. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of twenty-five years, Debra F. "Debbie" Duplessis, his children, Russell Duplessis and wife Jill of...
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John Andrew Welch, Jr.

March 4, 1918 - June 22, 2016

Kingston, NH: John A. Welch, Jr., 98, of Kingston died on June 22, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Born, raised, and educated in Haverhill, son of the late John A. and Elizabeth (Godfrey) Welch, he graduated from Haverhill High School. Mr. Welch served in the United States Army during World War II from 1941 until his honorable discharge in 1945. Following his honorable...
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Shem Vernon Kellogg

February 28, 1982 - June 21, 2016

Plaistow, NH: State Representative Shem Vernon Kellogg, 34, of Plaistow, NH passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, June 21, after a brief, hard-fought battle with cancer. Shem was born in Northampton, MA on February 28, 1982, to Kathleen and Larry Vernon Kellogg of Hadley, MA. A 2000 graduate of Amherst Regional High School, Shem went on to earn his B.S. from...
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Paul A. "Al" Fournier

November 8, 1925 - June 20, 2016

Manchester, NH: Paul Albert "Al" Fournier, 90, of Manchester and a former resident of Haverhill, MA and Atkinson, NH from 1978 until 2014, died on June 20, 2016 at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home in Manchester. Born in Lawrence, MA, son of the late Albert and Blanche (Lemoine) Fournier, he attended Sacred Hearts School in South Lawrence and Central Catholic High School. Mr. Fournier served first...
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Beatrice C. (Kurland) Erricolo

April 25, 1924 - June 17, 2016

Haverhill, MA: Beatrice C. (Kurland) Erricolo, 92, of Haverhill and formerly of Hampstead, NH, Tewksbury, MA, and Stoneham, MA, died on June 17, 2016 at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center. Born in Boston, daughter of the late Abraham and Anna (Kingman) Kurland, she graduated from Dorchester High School. A housewife and homemaker to her family, Mrs. Erricolo enjoyed spending time at Rockingham...
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Thomas L. Cashman

December 7, 1982 - June 16, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Thomas L. Cashman, 33, a resident of Plaistow for most of his life, died June 16, 2016 in Manchester, NH. Born in Salem, MA, son of Lawrence and Kathleen (Manning) Cashman, he was raised and educated in Plaistow. He attended the Pollard School and was a member of the Timberlane Regional High School Class of 2001. He attended Northern Essex Community College and was a foreman and...
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Daniel A. Bishop, Jr.

October 10, 1967 - June 13, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Daniel A. Bishop, Jr., 48, of Plaistow died on June 13, 2016. Born in Haverhill, MA, and raised and educated in Atkinson, NH, son of Daniel A. Bishop, Sr. and Marsha (Nickerson) Bishop, he attended Atkinson Academy and graduated from Timberlane Regional High School with the Class of 1986. Daniel was employed at Westville Grand Rental Station in Plaistow as a mechanic for...
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Michael Ryan Serratore

August 23, 1984 - June 13, 2016

Atkinson, NH: Michael R. Serratore, 31, of Atkinson died unexpectedly on June 13, 2016 at his home after a long struggle with the disease of addiction. A kind, gentle, and selfless young man, he was born in Haverhill and raised and educated in Atkinson, son of John J. "Jack" Serratore and Robin L. (Brandy) Serratore. He attended Atkinson Academy and Timberlane Regional High School, where he...
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Randy David Broyles

December 31, 1957 - June 12, 2016

Danville, NH: Randy David Broyles, 58, of Danville died on June 12, 2016 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Born in Haverhill and raised and educated in Plaistow, son of the late Wilbert E., Jr. and Marion L. (Blinn) Broyles, he attended the Pollard School and Timberlane Regional High School. Randy was employed as an auto body mechanic for Jack Doughty in Plaistow, Marble Motors in...
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Florence O. (Henry) Gee

September 6, 1916 - June 12, 2016

Plaistow: Florence O. (Henry) Gee, 99, formerly of Plaistow, Haverhill and Groveland, died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Prescott House in North Andover. Born in Haverhill, daughter of the late Oliver and Ora (Lalumiere) Henry, she attended local schools and graduated from Haverhill High School. Mrs. Gee was the manager of the Sears and Roebuck Catalogue Store on Merrimack Street in downtown...
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Stephen J. Mirandette

April 27, 1927 - June 7, 2016

Naples, Florida: Stephen J. Mirandette, 87 a former resident of Haverhill, MA died on June 7, 2016 in Naples. Born April 27, 1927 in Haverhill , he served in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II in the Pacific Theatre as a Seaman First Class aboard the USS Antietam and received six military commendations and was honorably discharged in 1946. He continue his career as a millwright for 40 years. His...
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Joyce A. (Baxter) Kneeland

February 5, 1939 - June 6, 2016

Kingston, NH: Joyce A. (Baxter) Kneeland, 77, a resident of Kingston for fifty years died on June 6, 2016 at her home. Born, raised, and educated in Amesbury, MA, daughter of the late Horace Baxter, she graduated from Amesbury High School with the Class of 1957. She later went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from New Hampshire College and completed her Master's Degree in...
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Helen C. (Hedderman) Gates

September 19, 1947 - June 3, 2016

Hampstead, NH: Helen C. (Hedderman) Gates, 68, a resident of Hampstead since 2004, was pronounced dead on arrival at Parkland Medical Center in Derry after being stricken at her home on Friday, June 3, 2016. Born, raised and educated in Kansas City, Missouri, daughter of the late James and Kathryn (Sack) Hedderman, she graduated from Saint Pius X High School with the Class of 1965 and attended...
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Michael V. Fowler

May 15, 1966 - June 2, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Michael V. Fowler, 50, a resident of Plaistow for the past twenty-one years, died June 2, 2016 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, following a long and courageous battle with an extended illness. Born in Lawrence, son of Mary Lou (Rivizzo) (Fowler) Becotte and the late Charles Fowler, he was raised and educated in Methuen, graduating in 1984 from Methuen High School where he was...
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Laurence S. "Larry" Waldron

August 18, 1934 - June 1, 2016

Hampstead – Laurence S. "Larry" Waldron passed away on June 1, 2016 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA. He spent his final days surrounded by those who loved him best. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Cynthia J. Waldron (born Cynthia J. Ricker). Laurence, "Larry" to all who knew him, was born in Hartland, Maine to a family of 8 children. He married Cynthia J. Ricker...
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Warren E. "Doc" Johnson

March 30, 1937 - June 1, 2016

Kingston, NH: Warren E. "Doc" Johnson, 79, of Hoyt's Island, died on June 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in West Newbury, MA, and raised and educated in Georgetown, MA, son of the late William and Muriel (Taylor) Johnson, he graduated from the Haverhill Trade School with the Class of 1955. Mr. Johnson was most recently employed as a heavy equipment mechanic at New...
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Gertrude E. "Trudy" (Gay) Robertson

October 28, 1947 - June 1, 2016

Gertrude E. "Trudy" (Gay) Robertson, 68, a resident of Plaistow for eighteen years and a former resident of Newton for seventeen years, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 1 at Exeter Hospital with her beloved husband of thirty-eight years, John W. Robertson, by her side. Born in Gloucester, MA on October 28, 1947, she was raised and educated in Wilmington, MA and graduated from...
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Richard W. "Rick" Stewart

December 27, 1942 - June 1, 2016

East Hampstead, NH: Richard W. "Rick" Stewart, 73, of East Hampstead died on June 1, 2016 at his home. Born in Lynn, MA and raised and educated in Swampscott, MA, son of the late William and Edith (Lougee) Stewart, he graduated from Swampscott High School. Mr. Stewart was most recently employed at the American Legion Post 34 in Plaistow as a custodian. He had also been employed as a...
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Dena V. (DiPietro) Carbone

April 6, 1913 - May 30, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Dena V. (DiPietro) Carbone, 103, a resident of Plaistow since 1985 and a former resident of Bradford and North Andover died on May 30, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bisegna, Italy, daughter of the late Geremia and Geneoveffa (DiGiacomo) DiPietro, she moved to the United States at the age of three and was raised and educated in Haverhill. She attended...
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Selma Wilson Singer

July 19, 1928 - May 29, 2016

Selma Wilson Singer, 87, a force to be reckoned with, passed peacefully at home in Kingston NH on Sunday, May 29. Born in Portsmouth, NH, she was an early and fierce fighter for women's rights and social justice. After receiving her Master's from UNH, she became a revered professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Northern Essex Community College. A most treasured memory was being at Martin...
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Richard H. "Dick" Comeau

May 8, 1933 - May 27, 2016

Haverhill: Richard H. "Dick" Comeau, 83, a longtime resident of Haverhill, and former resident of Plaistow, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Haverhill, son of the late Harold and Grace (Paris) Comeau, he attended Saint James Grammar School and was a member of the Saint James High School Class of 1951. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he...
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Francis P. Langan, Jr.

July 31, 1935 - May 24, 2016

Manchester, NH: Francis P. Langan, Jr., 80, a former resident of Newton, NH from 1966 to 2012, died on May 24, 2016 at Maple Leaf Healthcare Center in Manchester, NH. Born in Lowell, MA, son of the late Francis P. and Dorothy (Burkell) Langan, he graduated from Lowell High School and went on to attend a local business school. Mr. Langan served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War...
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David P. Clifford

April 3, 1944 - May 20, 2016

Atkinson, NH: David P. Clifford, 72, of Atkinson, NH and formerly of Bradford, MA, died on May 20, 2016 at his home. Born in Haverhill, MA, son of the late Joseph and Yvonne (Richard) Clifford, he attended St. Joseph Grammar School and graduated from Haverhill Trade School with the Class of 1963. He served with the Army National Guard during the Vietnam era. Mr. Clifford owned and operated...
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Sandra J. (Lewis) (Romano) Thomas

March 15, 1945 - May 18, 2016

Atkinson, NH: Sandra J. (Lewis) (Romano) Thomas, 71, a resident of Atkinson for fifteen years, and formerly of Agawam, MA and W. Springfield, MA, died on May 18, 2016 at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, Haverhill, MA, after being stricken at her home. Born in Springfield, MA where she lived for most of her life, the daughter of the late K. Morgan and Eunice (Huckins) Lewis, she...
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Robin M. (Spaulding) Sturk

March 3, 1961 - May 18, 2016

Rowley, MA: Robin M. (Spaulding) Sturk, 55, of Rowley, MA, died on May 18, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, MA, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Haverhill, MA, the daughter of the late Dean A. and Barbara (Doncaster) Spaulding, she was raised and educated in Rowley. She graduated from Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School with the Class of 1979, and...
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Jackson Wyatt Mace

May 13, 2016

North Conway, NH: Infant Jackson Wyatt Mace died on May 13, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway shortly after birth. Jackson is survived by his mother, Kimberly Mace, his maternal grandparents, William and Deborah (Morrison) Mace of Sandown, his uncle, Nicholas Mace of Somerville, MA, his aunt Stephanie Mace and her boyfriend Ryan Wilson of West Roxbury, MA, his maternal great...
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Bernice (Pszybysz) Descheneau

November 17, 1929 - May 11, 2016

Haverhill, MA: Bernice (Pszybysz) Descheneau, 86, formerly of Bradford and Haverhill died on May 11, 2016 at Prescott House in North Andover, MA. Born and raised in Haverhill, daughter of the late Thomas Pszybysz and Annie (Ozkowska) (Pszybysz) Leschinski, she graduated from Haverhill High School with the Class of 1947. She also attended Northern Essex Community College, where she received a...
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William R. "Bill" Moulton, Jr.

April 7, 1970 - May 9, 2016

Plaistow, NH: William R. "Bill" Moulton, Jr., 46, of Plaistow died on May 9, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Heidi J. (Ratkevicius) Moulton, two sons Eric J. and Samuel W. Moulton of Plaistow, his father, William R. Moulton and his wife Terry of Plaistow, his mother, Cheryl (Tremblay) Griswold of Abington, MD, his brother...
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Richard H. Ayers

March 11, 1924 - May 4, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Richard H. Ayers, 92, a resident of Plaistow since 1970, died on May 4, 2016 at his home. Born in Newburyport, MA, son of the late Harold and Nellie (Craig) Ayers, he was raised and educated in Somerville, MA and graduated from Somerville High School. Mr. Ayers served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1946 and was a recipient...
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Doris M. (Daigneault) (Vermette) Champagne

May 3, 2016

Haverhill, MA: Doris M. (Daigneault) (Vermette) Champagne, of Haverhill and a former resident of Plaistow, NH from 1987 until 2007 died on May 3, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in North Adams, MA, daughter of the late Alfred and Dora Daigneault, Mrs. Champagne moved to Haverhill at the age of 4 and graduated from Haverhill High School. A member of St. Luke the...
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Rose Rita (Page) Chase

April 29, 2016

Newton, NH: Rose Rita (Page) Chase, a lifelong resident of Newton, NH, died on April 29, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Born in New Ipswich, NH and raised in Newton, daughter of the late William H. and Roseanna (Sorel) Page, Mrs. Chase graduated from Sanborn Seminary with the Class of 1943. A member of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish at Mary Mother of the Church in Newton, Mrs....
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Douglas Earl Jenne

March 4, 1947 - April 27, 2016

Plaistow, NH: Douglas Earl Jenne, 69, of Burlington, NC, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Moses Cone Medical Center in Burling, NC. Doug was born in Haverhill, MA, on March 4, 1947, son of the late Charles and Ruth (Warner,Duston) Jenne. He was raised in Plaistow, NH, graduated from Pollard School in Plaistow, and Sanborn Seminary in Kingston, NH. He was a United States Navy Veteran...
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