Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries


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Alice A. Abbott 
Alice A. (Chute) Abbott, 75, of Haverhill died Thursday at Hale Hospital.
Born and educated in Methuen, Mrs. Abbott was employed in the office at Boston Naval Shipyard, and 
later worked at the former Kresges store in Lawrence.
Mrs. Abbott was a former member of St. Andrew Church. She was an avid bingo player at Sacred 
Hearts Church in Lawrence, and enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, and knitting.
The widow of James E. Abbott, who died last April, she leaves her daughter Pamela J. Carr of 
Haverhill; son James E. Jr. and wife Karen of Penn Valley, Calif.; sister Dorothy L. Archambault 
of Methuen; three grandchildren; four great-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 American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Napoleon A. Bonin
Napoleon A. "Nappy" Bonin, 85, of 9 Plaistow, N.H., died Saturday at Hale Hospital. 
Born and educated in Haverhill, where he lived until 1987, Mr. Bonin worked as an engineering 
associate for AT&T for 34 years, retiring in 1980.
Mr. Bonin served in the Navy as a Machinist Mate 1st Class during World War II. He was a member of 
Holy Angels Parish and its choir, the Telephone Pioneers of America, the former St. Joseph Parish 
and its choir and Holy Name Society, and the Elks Glee Club. He enjoyed woodworking, 
furniture-making and golfing in several local leagues.
He leaves his wife of 59 years, C. Yvonne (Bouchard) Bonin; daughter Ann-Marie and husband Paul 
McEwen of Bedford, Texas; sons and their wives Roger and Frances, and Gerald and Sandra all of 
Haverhill, Leonard and Lucille of Atkinson, N.H., David and Carol of Lawrence and Peter and 
Constance of Hampstead, N.H.; brother Raymond of Westminster, Md.; sisters Annette Thurlo of 
Benicia, Calif., and Eleanor Wheeler of Plaistow; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 
nieces and nephews.
His funeral was Wednesday in Holy Angels Church. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, Plaistow. 
Memorials may be made to Holy Angels Parish Food Pantry, Atkinson Depot Road, Plaistow NH 03865. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Martha E. Cossar
Martha E. Cossar, 91, of Kingston, N.H., and formerly of Nova Scotia, died last Wednesday at the 
Sunbridge of Exeter. She was a member of Portland Street Baptist Church.
Born in Aylesford, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Egbert S. and Zilpha S. (Seamone) 
She came to the United States with her family in 1929 and resided in the Natick area. She also 
resided in Belmont and West Boxford prior to moving to Kingston in 1974.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Cossar had been employed for 20 years as a tester at the former 
Western Electric, now Lucent Technologies.
The wife of the late Keith E. Cossar, she leaves son Everett L. "Larry" and his wife Shirley 
Cossar of East Kingston; daughter Mrs. Roger (Susan J.) Preston of Canaan, Vt.; three 
grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Walnut Cemetery.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill MA 01830. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Muriel E. Davis
Muriel E. (Emerson) Davis, 86, of Haverhill died Thursday at Hale Hospital.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Frederick G. and Rachael P. (Caswell) Emerson. 
She was educated in the Haverhill Schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School and Burdette 
Business College.
An accomplished musician, she had played in the Haverhill High School Band and later played violin 
with the Flora Nichol Lewis Orchestra.
Mrs. Davis was devoted to her family and had spent many years helping with the running of her 
family's Bradley Brook Farm. For many years she was an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts. She 
has also been employed in Boston for many years in the Insurance Industry.
The wife of the late William R. Davis, she leaves sons William E. Davis of Haverhill and Walter E. 
and his wife Marsha J. Davis of Plaistow, N.H.; daughters Mrs. Raymond P. (Shirley E.) Glidden of 
Kingston, N.H., Mrs. William (Grace A.) Flynn of Hartville, Missouri and Mrs. Normand P. 
(Catherine E.) Rheaume of Haverhill; brothers Frederick Emerson of Sandown, N.H., and Alvan 
Emerson of Haverhill; sisters Natalie Gagnon of Haverhill and Barbara Emerson of West Newbury; 19 
grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 
She was also the sister of the late Russell and Dudley Emerson and Beatrice Duffy.
Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery. 
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donorís choice. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Joanne E. Freeman
Joanne E. (Davino) Freeman, 61, of Haverhill died Monday at Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport.
Born in Newburyport, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Dorothy (Merrill) Davino. She 
moved to Haverhill over 30 years ago and resided in Maine from the late 1990s until July of this 
She enjoyed arts and crafts. 
She leaves daughters Dorothy and her husband John Panneton, Betty and her husband Bruce Mood, 
Peggy Clark all of Haverhill and Vivian Hills of Sydney, Maine; sons Peter Clark, Eddie Hills, 
Nelson Hills and his wife Michelle all of Haverhill; brothers Nelson Russell of Florida, Ralph 
Russell of Haverhill, and Charles and Raymond Russell; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 
and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. Her funeral is private 
with a burial in Linwood Cemetery. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Timothy L. Hercules
Timothy L. Hercules, 38, of Wheeling, W. Va., and formerly of Haverhill and Kingston, N.H., died 
last Monday in Wheeling after a long battle with a brain tumor. 
Mr. Hercules worked at Haverhill Paperboard in Haverhill until 1996. 
He leaves daughter Marisa of Hampstead, N.H.; parents James and Frances Hercules of Wheeling; 
brothers Richard and Eugene; sister Cheryl; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials can be made to the Brain Tumor Association. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Raymond E. Huberdeau
Raymond E. Huberdeau, 82, of Bradford died Sunday at his residence.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, he was the son of the late Delphis and Leona (Comeau) Huberdeau and 
was educated in Haverhill Schools. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army 
in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters.
Mr. Huberdeau had been employed as an auto mechanic with Regan Ford, Inc. and previously with 
Bateman Motors and Anthony Motors. For 10 years until his retirement in 1991, he was the mechanic 
for the Haverhill Department of Public Works.
He was a renowned musician as a standup bass player. During World War II he played with Glenn 
Miller's Band and later with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra. He also 
played national bands with Ted Herbert, Gene Krupa, Patti Page, Four Lads, Ames Brothers and Buddy 
Rich. Locally he played with Pop Mendelson's Band, Georgie Kay's Band and at the Hampton Beach 
Mr. Huberdeau was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish and a member of the American Federation of 
The husband of the late Helen G. (O'Neil) Huberdeau, he leaves sons Haverhill Police Department 
Detective Gene R. Huberdeau and his wife Elizabeth of Groveland and Edward R. Huberdeau of 
Bradford; daughter Norma H. Barone and her husband former Haverhill Police Chief Leonard R. Barone 
of Haverhill; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Norman E. Huberdeau of 
Haverhill, Melvin J. Huberdeau of Newburyport and Herman E. Huberdeau of New Hampshire and 
Florida; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. at C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home.
His funeral is Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 
a.m. in Sacred Hearts Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. James 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Marie V. Keating
Marie V. "Bernie" (Carrier) Keating, 89, died last Tuesday at The Oxford.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, she attended Haverhill High School. 
Mrs. Keating was a layout operator at General Electric in Lynn and also worked at the former 
Western Electric Co.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church and Sisters of St. Joseph Association. She was 
also a former member of St. Joseph's Parish and the Ladies of St. Anne Society.
The widow of Walter Keating, she leaves nieces Raylene Comeau of Newton, N.H., Judianne Cunningham 
of Haverhill and Lorraine Johnson of El Paso, Texas; nephews Jeffrey Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M., 
Joel Johnson of Harrisburg, Pa., and Joseph Carrier of Dover, N.H.; and grandnieces, grandnephews, 
great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Her funeral was Thursday in St. John the Baptist Church. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Berube-Comeau Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts St., Newton MA 02458. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Helen L. Lockhart
Helen L. Lockhart, 74, of New London, N.H., and formerly of Chelmsford, died Thursday at Dartmouth 
Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness. She was a graduate of Haverhill 
High School.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Elisabeth Lockhart. She attended 
Bates College, Boston University and received her degree in business administration from Butler 
University, Indianapolis, Ind.
She served in the U.S. Navy from 1949-1953. After working in the personnel field for many years 
with Girl Scouts of America, she retired as personnel director at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
Her hobbies included furniture refinishing and gardening.
She was designated a master gardener and was a volunteer with Middlesex Conservation in Westford.
She leaves sister Marion M. Rice of Newport; brother Theodore C. Lockhart of New London; and 
nieces and nephews. 
There are no calling hours. 
A memorial service is Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's Church, New London. A private burial will 
be in Plymouth.
Memorials may be made to Middlesex Conservation District, 319 Littleton Road, Suite 205, Westford 
MA 01886-4104 or The Upper Valley Humane Society, Enfield NH 03748. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Eileen M. McManus
Eileen M. (Driscoll) McManus, 76, of North Andover died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital in 
Methuen. She leaves Haverhill relatives. 
Mrs. McManus worked for the McCarthy Clinic in Lawrence. Later, she was a teacher's aide from 1979 
to 1989 at Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School in Andover.
Born and educated in North Andover, she graduated from Johnson High School in 1943 and received a 
lab technician degree from Mary Brook School in Boston. 
She lived in North Andover all her life and was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Church.
The widow of Joseph M. McManus, who died in May, she leaves sons and daughters-in-law Joseph Jr. 
and Mary of Lawrence, John and Martha and Steven and Teresa all of North Andover; daughter and 
son-in-law Patricia and William Hart of Haverhill; brothers William Driscoll of North Andover and 
Joseph Driscoll of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sisters Grace Clancy of Chelmsford and Barbara Perry of 
Andover; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Dewhirst & Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third St., North 
Andover. A funeral Mass will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in North Andover. Burial 
will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Holy Family Hospital, care of Transitional Care Unit, 70 East St., 
Methuen MA 01844. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Deborah A. Murray
Deborah A. "Debbie" (Marks) Murray, 46, of Haverhill died Tuesday at home.
Mrs. Murray was a certified nursing assistant at MI Nursing Home in Lawrence and Penacook Place. 
She was born and educated in the Somerville. 
Mrs. Murray moved to Haverhill in 1991. She was involved with the PTO at Consentino School, where 
her son attends classes.
She leaves husband Eugene "Gene" Murray; son Patrick E. of Haverhill; father Arthur Marks and 
stepmother Angie of Salem, N.H.; sister Donna McCoy of Billerica; brother Michael Marks of Revere; 
half-sister Joanne Marks of Manchester, N.H.; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home. 
Her funeral is Thursday at the funeral home. Private burial will be at the family's convenience.
Memorials may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence MA 01843. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Mary R. Oberti
Mary R. (Guaetta) Oberti, 77, of Bradford died Monday at Hale Hospital.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Angelina R. (Bitonti) 
Guaetta. She was educated in Haverhill Schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School in 1942 
and a graduate of Boston University.
Mrs. Oberti had been employed as the secretary to the comptroller of the Haverhill National Bank. 
She was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish and was charter president and charter member of the 
Merrimack Valley Secretaries Association.
She leaves her husband Frank A. Oberti; daughter Mary-Louise Conte and her husband John J. Conte 
of Bradford; son Dr. Frank A. Oberti III of Bradford; sister Domenica "Mamie" Guaetta of Merrimac; 
grandchildren Amanda Rose, Eric John and James Andrew Conte all of Bradford; and cousins.
Calling hours are Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. at C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home. Her funeral is 
Friday at 8 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Sacred Hearts 
Church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Discalced Carmelite Monastery, 15 Mt. Carmel Road, Danvers MA 01923. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Edith B. Smith
Edith B. (Mancusi) Smith, 82, of North Andover and formerly of Haverhill, died Saturday at Meadows 
of Edgewood.
Born in Hyde Park, Mrs. Smith worked for 25 years at the former Western Electric Co., retiring in 
Mrs. Smith was a member of Trinitarian Congregational Church, the Telephone Pioneers of America 
and the Communication Workers of America. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting and quilting.
The widow of Edwin N. Smith and Arthur Mancusi, she leaves her daughter Judith Pulzetti of North 
Andover; son Robert A. Mancusi and wife Dorothy of Haverhill; sister Margaret MacLeod of Bradford; 
four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home. A memorial service 
will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Trinitarian Congregational Church, North Andover, with private 
burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Meadows at Edgewood, 547 Osgood St., North Andover MA 01845. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Hazel Johnson Trombley
Hazel (Holt) Johnson Trombley, 96 of Haverhill died Tuesday at the Hale Hospital.
Born in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Walter Leroy Holt and Charlena Wallace.
She attended Haverhill Schools and was a resident of Haverhill most of her life. A well-known 
self employed seamstress in Haverhill and Andover, she specialized in slipcovers and draperies. 
She was also a talented painter of Towle Trays and enjoyed knitting ensembles for her 
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Riverside Memorial Church and the Fidelity Chapter #90 Order of the 
Eastern Star, and Womenís City Club.
The wife the late Earle N. Johnson and the late W. Arnold Trombley, she leaves daughter Helen and 
her husband Meredith Reynolds of Atkinson, N.H.; grandchildren Wayne Reynolds of Plaistow, N.H., 
Keith Reynolds of Haverhill, Diane Ciolek of Ipswich and Steven Reynolds of Haverhill; 
great-grandchildren Jillian Reynolds of Haverhill and Adam and Nathan Ciolek both of Ipswich; and 
a niece and two nephews.
She was the sister of the late Karl, Leroy, and Arthur Holt.
Calling hours are Friday 10 to 11 a.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. A memorial service 
follows at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac.
Memorials may be made to the Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill MA 01830. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

Eva M. Wihry
Eva M. (Clocher) Wihry, 89, formerly of Plaistow, N.H. and Haverhill, died Monday at Orono 
Commons, Orono, Maine.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose (Beauregard) Clocher. She was 
educated in St. Joseph's Grammar School and graduated from St. James High School. She later 
attended Burdett Business School, Boston.
Mrs. Wihry was employed as a bookkeeper at WT Grants for over 15 years. More recently she was a 
bookkeeper at Goudreault Trailer Sales, Plaistow, for over 20 years.
The wife of the late Albert F. Wihry, she leaves sons Albert D. and his wife Wihry of Wilbraham 
and David F. and his wife Anita Wihry of Orono; six grandchildren including Katherine and David 
Wihry of Orono; two great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home. Her funeral is 
Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. James Church. 
Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. 
 - Published August 1, 2001 

Robert J. Ingham, 46
Robert J. Ingham loved race cars. He loved watching them. He loved building them. All that remained was to drive one. Mr. Ingham never got his final wish. The 46-year-old died suddenly Saturday morning in his sleep at 24 Moody St., where he was a longtime resident. The cause of death is believed to be coronary arrest. The car he worked on for the past three years--a 1969 Chevy Camaro--sits in his garage, ready to spin its wheels. Mr. Ingham spent evenings and weekends perfecting every detail. Life in the fast lane was not his style but he loved a challenge. "He built the race car for drag racing and was just getting into it," said his only brother, Michael G. Ingham, the city's veterans' services officer. "He called the dealers and the owners, all the experts in the field, and was looking forward to his first race in September. His friends will put the finishing touches on the project and carry out his dream." The brothers were a year apart and remained best friends. They lived six houses apart and raised their families together. Michael Ingham was coming home from a birthday party Friday night and passed by his brother's home. He saw the familiar glow in the window where his brother sat by the computer, same as he did every night, e-mailing friends and chatting online. Five hours later he was awakened by the sad news. "I would look out my window and see my brother's house up on the hill where I would go to borrow a tool, ask for advice or talk about a motor," Ingham said. "This genius of ambition, detail and determination could be seen in two ways--his love for family and love for racing." He met his wife Barbara as a 16-year-old in high school, working a part-time job cleaning floors at the Haverhill Girls' Club, now Girls' Incorporated. They married young and have been together every day for 29 years. The couple welcomed its first and only grandchild four years ago. A cup of coffee and a Saturday night bean supper were two rituals. Mr. Ingham seldom traveled outside his environment, except to places like the New England Dragway and tracks at Star Speedway, Lee and Hudson across the border in New Hampshire. At car shows he was like a child in a candy shop, bubbling with enthusiasm. He had just purchased tickets to the Winston Car Races in Loudon, N.H., for September. Although he never served the military, he stood behind his brother's career and reached out to veterans everywhere. Mr. Ingham was a 25-year employee of Lucent Technologies, North Andover, where he worked between the carpentry and welding departments. News of another pending layoff troubled him. He was told by a supervisor during the week that his job status remained uncertain. The sight of his friends and co-workers being let go troubled him. He took the day off Friday and spent most of it in the garage making arrangements for a new machine he purchased from California. Mr. Ingham was adept at electronics, repaired VCRs and computers, and was an oil burner technician. An early job found him in the screen printing business. "The man didn't have an enemy in the world," said Gregory S. Tattan, co-worker and friend. "I don't know a soul who didn't like him at Lucent. He was known for his special favors and was a student who never stopped learning." Mr. Ingham was born in Chelsea, Nov. 4, 1954, son of Romaine C. (Daignault) Ingham, Haverhill, and the late J. Gerald Ingham, and was a lifelong resident of the city. He was educated in the Haverhill school system and was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. Besides his mother and brother, he leaves his wife, Barbara E. (Valliere) Ingham, Haverhill; his daughter, Jennifer M. Bradley, Bradford; his grandson, Devon Bradley, Bradford; his sister, Janet I. Long, Epping, N.H.; his grandmother, Angeline R. Daignault, Haverhill, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. 
 - Published August 1, 2001

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