Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Evelyn M. Allen
Evelyn M. (Colitunoe) Allen, 84, of Haverhill died Monday at her home.
Born and educated in Lynn, she moved to Haverhill in the late 1980's and was employed as a 
cafeteria aide at the former Stevens Hall Nursing Home.
She enjoyed the beach and camping.
The wife of the late Frederick Allen, Sr., she leaves sons Frederick Allen, Jr. of Haverhill and 
Douglas M. and his wife Melissa Allen of North Andover; daughters Judith Dionne of Haverhill, 
Frederica Oliver of Beverly, Sandra and her husband Earl Breton of Conway, N.H., Diane and her 
husband Paul Hart of Haverhill, Janice and her husband Norman Rahume of Haverhill, Rita Barrows of 
North Conway, N.H.; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2001 

Andrew Arhondy
Andrew Arhondy, 86, of Plaistow, N.H. died Sunday at home. He attended Haverhill Schools. 
Mr. Arhondy was a computer programmer for Honeywell for 15 years before he retired. He had also 
worked for local shoe shops.
Born in Greece, he graduated from Boston English High School. 
He lived in Haverhill until four years ago. He was a member of Holy Apostle Peter and Paul Greek 
Orthodox Church and Sons of Pericles.
He leaves wife Helen (Janakas) Arhondy; sister Mary A. Ellis of Haverhill; and nieces and nephews. 
He was also the widower of Sophie (Manemanus) Arhondy.
Burial was in Linwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Peter P. Bailey
Peter P. Bailey, 77, of Haverhill died Monday at Hale Hospital.
Born in Landing, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Mary (Bilpoe) Bailey. He was a 
graduate of Redstone High School, Republic, Pa.
Mr. Bailey was a veteran of World War II having served as a technician, third grade, in the U.S. 
Army for three years. He had been a resident of Ohio and Pennsylvania until moving to Haverhill in 
1997.
He had been employed at the Cleveland Pneumatic Landing Gear Co., Inc., Cleveland, Ohio until his 
retirement. He was a member of the Polish National Alliance, Chicago, Ill.
The husband of the late Katherine A. Bailey, he leaves his son Dennis Bailey of Newton, N.H.
His funeral is Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be 
in the U.S. Veterans National Cemetery, Bourne. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Jesse Bier
Jesse Bier, 88, of Seabrook, N.H. and formerly of Haverhill died Friday at York Hospital in York, 
Pa.
Born in Lawrence, he was an assembler at Western Electric for several years.
During World War II, Mr. Bier served in the Army. He was a defender of the Corregidor, and became 
a Prisoner of War for 2<1/2> years before escaping when the vessel the Shinyo Maru was sunk by 
Allied forces. He was one of 82 survivors out of 750 P.O.W.'s on board. He received the Bronze 
Star, Purple Heart, and P.O.W. Medal.
He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans, Disabled American Veterans and American Ex-Prisoners 
of War.
The widower of Glenna Mae (Sandler) Bier, he leaves son and daughter-in-law Edward and Linda of 
Pennsylvania; and two granddaughters.
Burial was in Children of Israel Cemetery. 
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Howard J. Clement
Howard "Howie" J. Clement, 76, of Lawrence died last Wednesday at his son's home in Lawrence. His 
wife is a Haverhill native.
Born in Methuen, he was educated in Lawrence Schools. He worked as a truck driver for General 
Tire, Bolta Division and then worked as a custodian for the Lawrence Public School System. 
He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, the Order of the Arrow, the Lawrence British Club, 
the Knights of Columbus, the Teamsters of Lawrence, the Holy Name Society of St. Laurence O'Toole 
and the Cursillo Movement of St. Basil's.
He leaves his wife Theresa (Doucette) Clement; sons James H. and his wife Joyce Clement of 
Kissimmee, Fla., Gary M. and his wife Devon Clement of Methuen, Kevin P. and his wife Lou-Ann 
Clement of Lawrence and Martin J. Clement of Clarmont, Fla.; daughter Linda and her husband John 
DiGloria of Methuen; brother Joseph Clement, Jr. of Nottingham, N.H.; sisters Rita Kennedy of 
Atkinson, N.H., Joan Rutledge of Kissimmee and Betty Bolduc of Methuen; 12 grandchildren; five 
great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
His funeral was Monday in St. Michael's Church, North Andover. Burial was in Immaculate Conception 
Cemetery, Lawrence.
Arrangements were by Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Jeanette Cooperstein
Jeanette (Harsfald) Cooperstein, 85, of Haverhill died Tuesday at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Regi (Latvia) Harsfald. She was 
educated in Haverhill Schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School. She later attended Beth 
Israel School of Nursing.
For 20 years she was employed at the former Western Electric from where she retired in 1980.
The wife of the late Max Cooperstein, she leaves son Daniel W. Cooperstein and his companion Helen 
Taplin of Newton; daughter Linda S. and her husband Allan T. Kort of North Reading; sisters Ruth 
Harsfald of Lake Park, Fla., Genevieve Jarnes of Beverly and Florence Schlafman of Haverhill.
She was the sister of the late Leon Harsfald.
Burial was in Children of Israel Cemetery.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

David H. Fountaine
David H. Fountaine, 70, of Groveland died Saturday at Hale Hospital.
Born and educated in Haverhill, he graduated from Haverhill High School. He lived in Groveland for 
the last 38 years, having formerly lived in Marblehead and Haverhill.
Mr. Fountaine served in the Korean War as a corporal in the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division. The 
2nd Division participated in two of the war's most historic battles; it captured "Heartbreak 
Ridge" after weeks of fighting in October 1951 and took "Old Baldy" in July 1952.
He was a machine gunner in Company A of the 23rd Regiment. He received the Korean and U.N. Service 
ribbons, Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Presidential Unit Citation Emblem and the Distinguished 
Unit Emblem.
Mr. Fountaine was employed as a supervisor with Merit Oil Co. and Texaco Oil Co., until his 
retirement.
He was a member of the Haverhill AmVets Post and the Groveland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He 
enjoyed country and western music, made several visits to Nashville, Tenn. with his wife and was a 
sports enthusiast. 
He leaves wife Jeannette M. "Ginger" (Hickey) Fountaine; brothers Robert E. and James M. both of 
Haverhill and Stephen of Florida; one uncle; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday 5-8:30 p.m. at C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home.
The funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. 
James Church. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Renex Dialysis Clinic, 24 Morrill Place, Amesbury, MA 01913. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Carol J. Hamel
Carol J. (Flagg) Hamel, 65, of Haverhill and formerly of Plaistow, N.H., died Saturday at 
Tewksbury Hospital.
Born and educated in Haverhill, Mrs. Hamel worked for more than 20 years as an inspector at 
Raytheon Co. in Andover. She enjoyed walking, the ocean and traveling.
She leaves her sons and their wives Michael and Gayle of Plaistow and James and Therese of 
Haverhill; daughter Kim Hamel of Haverhill; former husband Paul Hamel of Connecticut; two 
grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 1253 Worcester Road, Suite 
202, Framingham MA 01701. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Daniel W. Holroyd
Daniel W. Holroyd, 21, of Haverhill died Sunday in Raymond, N.H., in a car accident.
Mr. Holroyd was an auto technician at Dick's Tire in Hampton Falls, N.H.
Born in Haverhill, he attended Whittier Tech.
He leaves parents Patrick Holroyd of Atkinson, N.H., and Karen (Carifio) Holroyd of Haverhill; 
brother Michael of Haverhill; maternal grandfather Americo "Rico" Carifio of Miami, Fla.; paternal 
grandmother Priscilla Bedell of Berlin, N.H.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
His funeral was Wednesday in Sacred Hearts Church. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Pauline C. Jaffarian
Pauline C. Jaffarian, 84, of Haverhill died last Wednesday at her residence.
Born in Keene, N.H., she was the daughter of the late George D. and Ruth G. (Howard) Lavanture. 
She had been a longtime resident of Haverhill and for the past 25 years resided in Sarasota, Fla., 
returning to Haverhill in February.
The wife of the late Walter Jaffarian, she leaves son Ronald W. Jaffarian and his wife Nancy J. of 
Haverhill; grandchildren Tracy, Michael and Wendi Jaffarian of Haverhill and Lisa Jaffarian of 
Ohio; sisters Pearl Sullivan of Maryland and Lillian Scott of Newmarket, N.H.; 10 
great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Linwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were by C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

John Lewis
John Henry Lewis, 69, of Groveland died Tuesday at Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport. He was 
active in the Seventh Day Adventists Church in Haverhill and Amesbury.
Mr. Lewis was educated in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He served with the 
United States Air Force during the Korean War.
He was employed as a Hood milkman in Everett and more recently was employed at Stoneham Memorial 
Hospital.
He was an avid reader and he enjoyed playing the piano.
He leaves his wife of 49 years, Norma E. (Gould) Lewis; son J. Timothy and his wife Marilyn Lewis 
of Groveland; daughter Christine M. and her husband Anthony J. Sargent of Groveland; brother 
Edward Lewis of Lorraine, Ohio; sister Eileen Dorsey of Brighton; seven grandchildren; and nieces 
and nephews. 
Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
His funeral is Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the 
family.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701-4688. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Joseph M. McManus
Joseph M. McManus, 74, of North Andover died last Sunday at home. He leaves Haverhill relatives. 
Mr. McManus worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for more than 30 years, retiring as chief 
of the Rate Setting Commission. He also maintained an independent tax and accounting practice in 
North Andover.
Born in Lawrence, he graduated from Central Catholic High School and also attended Fisher Business 
School and Suffolk University.
During World War II, Mr. McManus served in the Navy and was in the Naval Reserve until 1952.
He was a member of St. Michael's Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He leaves wife of 50 years, Eileen A. (Driscoll) McManus; sons and daughters-in-law Joseph and 
Mary of Lawrence, John and Marsha and Steven and Teresa, all of North Andover; daughter and 
son-in-law Patricia and William Hart of Bradford; sisters Gloria O'Brien and Julie McManus, both 
of North Andover; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
His funeral was Friday in St. Michael's Church. Burial was in Ridgewood Cemetery. 
Arrangements were by Dewhirst & Conte Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Central Catholic High School, 300 Hampshire St., Lawrence MA 01841. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Eldon W. Montgomery
Eldon W. Montgomery, 56, a former longtime Haverhill resident died May 15 at his home in New 
Sweden, Maine.
Born and educated in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Wolcott J. and Viena P. Montgomery.
Prior to moving to Maine he resided in Lynn.
He leaves his children Barbara, Gerri, Theresa and Doreen; brothers John of Epping, N.H., Robert 
of New Sweden, Maine; sisters Mona Houston of Haverhill and Barbie Velazquez-Claudio of Methuen; 
six grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and two aunts.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Paul Morin
Paul Morin, 82, of Newton, N.H. died Thursday at Hale Hospital.
Born in Haverhill, he was a machinist for more than 40 years locally and in California.
During World War II, Mr. Morin served as an instrument instructor, attaining the rank of sergeant.
After the war, he received an accounting degree in California.
The widower of Claire (Guyot) Morin, he leaves son and daughter-in-law Paul Jr. and Catherine of 
Chino Hills, Calif.; brothers Albert of Kingston and Leo of Bradford; sisters Mabelle Clocher of 
Hampton Falls, Helen St. Onge of Newton, Irene Veroneau of Plaistow, Loretta Steer of Newton, and 
Mary Lou Cerat of South Pines, N.C.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and 
nephews.
Arrangements were by Simplicity Burial & Cremation, Newburyport. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Frances F. Regley
Frances F. (Foster) Regley, 91, of Haverhill died last Monday at Hale Hospital.
Born in New York, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances Elizabeth (Knight) 
Foster. She had been an aide in the Valley Stream, Long Island, school system until her retirement.
She leaves nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Burial was in the Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Long Island, N.Y.
Arrangements were by C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2001

Catherine E. Wheeler
Catherine E. (Levis) Wheeler, 90, of Salem, N.H. died Thursday at Hale Hospital.
Born in Haverhill, she graduated from St. James High School in 1928. She later received her 
nursing training at Carney Hospital in Boston, where she graduated in 1932 as a registered nurse.
Mrs. Wheeler was a nursing supervisor at Hale Hospital for 30 years until she retired in 1977.
The widow of Floyd Wheeler, she leaves son-in-law James Lovette and granddaughter Jennifer Verge 
both of Salem, with whom she lived for 32 years; daughters and sons-in-law Patricia E. and Merlin 
Lewis of Pennsylvania and Nancy R. Batchelder and James Morse of Raymond; brothers Eugene C. Levis 
of Andover and Samuel J. Levis of Haverhill; sister Margaret M. Garbec of Haverhill; grandchildren 
Donna Reynolds of Alaska, Michelle Vens of Londonderry, N.H. and Michelle Maurier of Kingston, 
N.H.; two step-grandchildren; and great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and 
nephews.
Her funeral was Monday in St. John the Baptist Church. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home.
 - Published June 14, 2001

Albert K. Povlovski
Albert K. Povlovski, 104 Blaisdell St., spent more than a half century solving cryptograms until he died suddenly at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 75 and had battled cancer for five years. A master cryptologist, Mr. Povlovski had just been notified by the American Cryptogram Association that he had broken his 1,000th code, putting him into an elite class of mystery-solvers. He constantly amazed his wife of 52 years. "He'd sit in his room for hours with books piled up and cryptograms by his side," said Nancy Povlovski. "I don't know how he had the patience. He solved them all and languages weren't a barrier. He spoke French and German. For Italian or Japanese, he resorted to dictionaries." She called his room the Black Chamber because it contained enciphering machines, slide rule coding devices and scores of documents, books and private letters which had little meaning to others. Mr. Povlovski's interest went back to 1943 when he was a lad scanning the pages of comic books and detective magazines for code rings and other inducements to part with a dollar. He became so serious that he acquired a Converter M-209 which the Army relied upon from World War II to Korea--a device used to translate concealed messages. His pen name to other cryptogram hobbyists was Sankt. He corresponded with them in code and the challenge was figuring out the messages. Mr. Povlovski gave talks on his passion and taught courses at Northern Essex Community College and other institutions. He was recognized as an authority and studied secret messages from lovers and criminals, businessmen and diplomats, the military and even the Vatican. He had little use for crossword puzzles or the word grams often found in newspapers, claiming they were far less complex than trying to solve a word like "BGXKBBX." He worked full-time as a salesman for Coastal Industries in Haverhill, enjoyed his garden, read incessantly, and was a 41-year fixture in his Mount Washington neighborhood next to Swasey field. Mr. Povlovski was born in Haverhill and attended Haverhill schools. He graduated from Haverhill High in 1945 and the following year from Faurot Fingerprint School in Boston. He was also a member of the Lithuanian Gedymino Club, National Military Intelligence Association and All Saints Church. He was a former member of St. George's Church. Besides his wife, Nancy A. (DiGuilio) Povlovski, he leaves a daughter and son-in-law Karen and Anthony Zingarelli, Haverhill, nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by the Comeau-Berube Funeral Home, 47 Broadway. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society's Memorial Giving Program, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 
 - Published June 14, 2001


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