Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries


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Michael Asadorian
Michael Asadorian, 48, of Haverhill died Oct. 6 at the Merrimack Valley 
Born in Lawrence, he was educated in the Haverhill School system. 
He leaves mother Beatrice (Greenwood) Asadorian; former wife Jan 
(Batchelder); daughters Kristin and Elise; and sister Nancy and her 
husband Stephen Greenlaw, all of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. 
Haverhill. Funeral and burial will be private and at the Convenience of 
the family. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

John Bowler
John P. Bowler, 61, of Haverhill died Saturday at home after a lengthy 
battle with cancer.
Born in Boston, he was the son of Thomas R. and Nora A. (Sullivan) Bowler. 
He graduated from Norwood High School, Fitchburg State College and 
attended Salem State College.
Mr. Bowler was an industrial technical educator teaching at Danvers High 
School for 18 years until 1983. He moved into corporate education and 
working at Computervision in Bedford and MatrixOne in Westford, Mass.
He was a member of the St. James Church, the National Education 
Association and the Massachusetts Teacher's Association.
He leaves his wife of 38 years, Maureen P. (Chipman) Bowler; four sons, 
John P. Jr. of Hookset, Richard J. of Boerne, Texas, Thomas M. of Methuen 
and Michael J. of Haverhill; a daughter, Kathleen M. McFarland of 
Haverhill; a brother, William F. Bowler of Maui, Hawaii; 17 grandchildren; 
and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Monday, Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin B. 
Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. The funeral Mass will be on 
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. in St. James Church with burial to follow at 
St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the FG Syndrome Family 
Alliance 3839 NW Eastview Pl. Corvallis, Ore. 97330. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Raymond Brackett
Raymond E. "Bud" Brackett, 80, of 103 Main Street, Groveland, died 
Thursday, October 3 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New 
Hampshire. He was the husband of the late Ruth (MacDonald) Yeo Brackett.
Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, November 16, 1921, he was the son of the late 
Harry H. and Minnie B. (Wylie) Brackett and had attended schools in 
Hampstead, New Hampshire. A veteran of Wold War II, he had served with the 
United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 4.
Mr. Brackett was a carpenter and floor installer, having worked for Warren 
Ells in Hampstead, NH, and then for Lawrence Rug and Linoleum Company.
He was also a member of the West Hampstead Community Club.
His survivors are five children, Raymond E. Brackett, Jr., of Eagle Point, 
Oregon; Patricia J. Powers of Columbus, Mississippi; Joyce E. McGee of 
Arkansas; Rita E. Fortin of Plaistow, NH and Robert L. Brackett of Palm 
Dale, CA; ten step-children, George "Bruce" Yeo of Groveland; Daniel Yeo, 
and wife Stella, of Kingston, NH; James Yeo, and wife Pat, of Haverhill; 
Harold Yeo, and wife Marlene, of Kingston, NH; Judy Yeo of Groveland; 
Sandra Huston of Bradford; Margaret Lambolot, and husband Bob, of CT; 
Heather Fairbanks, and husband Jeff, of Wilton, Maine; Victoria 
Pettengill, and husband Robert, of Haverhill; and Laurie Perkins, and 
husband Melvin, of Haverhill; one brother, Charles Brackett, of Sebring, 
FL; and one sister, Beverly Brackett of Hampstead, NH; many grandchildren; 
great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. 
Arrangements were by Paul C. Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 334 Main Street, 
Haverhill. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American 
Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, Mass. 01701-4688 or to the 
American Diabetes Association, P.O.B. 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Niles Clevesy
Niles Clevesy, 50, of Lee, N.H. died Sept. 30 at his residence after a 
period of failing health.
Born January 28, 1952 in Haverhill, he was the son of Niles Clevesy, Sr. 
and Barbara (Rollins) Clevesy.
He worked for Northeast Motors in North Hampton as a salesman. He would 
also DJ for charity at local weddings and functions.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Newmarket, was an avid 
cribbage player and had a large collection of rare music items and 
collectibles. Niles also enjoyed swimming, snow skiing and spending time 
with family at Ossippee Lake.
Niles is survived by his wife Linda Clevesy of Lee; two daughter, Deanna 
and Daryn Clevesy of Lee; one brother, Dean Clevesy and his wife Elizabeth 
of Exeter; and one sister, Jerilyn Fortin and her husband David of 
He was predeceased by his mother Barbara Clevesy.
Private services were held at Purdy Memorial Chapel in Lee, N.H.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seacoast Hospice, 622 Central Ave. 
Dover, N.H. 03820.
 - Published October 16, 2002

Edmund Curtin
Edmund B. Curtin, age 83, died Sept. 3 at his residence after a battle 
with cancer.
A graduate of haverhill High School class of 1936, he was the son of the 
late John and Mary (Hoar) Curtin.
He entered the U.S. Navy prior to WWII and became 2MC Chief. After the war 
he attended George Washington University and remained in the Navy 
He worked for the Washington Transit Authority.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a volunteer at the U.S. Naval 
Museum in Washington, D.C. and he and his wife also volunteered for many 
years at the Meals on Wheels program of southeast, Md.
He always enjoyed his many trips back to Haverhill.
He is survived by his wife Rita (Sullivan) Curtin of Waldorf, Md.; 
daughters, Kathleen Gelnini of Georgia and Marese Curtin of Md.; a son, 
Michael of Md.; a sisters Mary Teresa Bickum of Canton, Kathleen Higgins 
of Conn. and Eileen Shea of Newton, Mass.; a brother John J. Curtin of 
Haverhill; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, 
nephews and cousins.
He was the brother of the late David Curtin.
Burial was in the Maryland Veteran's Cemetery with full military honors. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Clara L. DeOrio
Clara L. (DiGuilio) DeOrio, 73, died Oct. 2 at Holy Family Hospital.
Mrs. DeOrio was a solderer at the former Western Electric, now Lucent 
Technologies, in North Andover for more than 30 years until she retired.
Born in Maine, she attended schools in Maine before moving to Haverhill as 
a teenager. She leaves husband of 52 years Thomas N. DeOrio; daughters and 
sons-in-law Denise and William Angelone and Diane C. and Raymond Toomey, 
all of Methuen; brother Manuel DiGuilio and sister Norma Lagrasse, both of 
Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., 
Boston, MA 02115.
Arrangements were by Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., 
Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Michael Lalumiere
Michael E. Lalumiere, 55, of Carlisle, Penn. died Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 
Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 11, 1946 in Haverhill, Mass., he was the son of Rita M. 
(Fitzgerald) Lalumiere of Haverhill and the late Robert A. Lalumiere.
He retired from the N.A.V.I.C.P. in Mechanicsburg, Penn. with over 20 
years of service as a program manager. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy 
having served during the Vietnam era. 
A graduate of Haverhill High School and Penn State Capital Campus, he also 
attended Northern Essex Community College and Harrisburg Area Community 
He was an avid fisherman and he loved wildlife and the great outdoors. 
He leaves wife of 28 years Victoria A. Porto; his mother; brothers Daniel 
R. of Nashua, N.H., Martin J. and Joseph E., both of Haverhill; sisters 
Kathleen A. DiBurro of Newton, N.H., Susan M. Lalumiere of Merrimac, 
Mass., and Lisa E. Marand of Salem, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. he 
was predeceased by sister, Janet R. Lalumiere.
Arrangements were by Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 South Hanover St. 
Carlisle, Penn.
Burial was in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Stephen MacKenzie
Stephen MacKenzie, 41, of Haverhill died Oct. 2 at his residence.
He was born in Haverhill on Oct. 30, 1960 and attended local schools. Mr. 
MacKenzie was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Haverhill.
He was the son of the late Frances M. (Oertel) Mackenzie who died in 1967 
and is survived by his father John A. MacKenzie and his wife Maryann of 
Haverhill; brothers Ronald T. Mackenzie of Kingston, N.H. and John A 
MacKenzie, Jr. of North Billerica; and three nieces, Kelly, Jennifer and 
Christina MacKenzie.
Memorial services were held at Trinity Episcopal Church. Interment will be 
in Walnut Cemetery and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and 
Condolences in his memory may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 26 
White St., Haverhill, Mass. 01830. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Oliver C. "Red" Marshall
Oliver C. "Red" Marshall, 71, of 23 Beach Road, Salisbury, died yesterday 
morning at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. 
Mr. Marshall, a former Haverhill resident, worked at leather and shoe 
factories in the area and was a landscaper for the Minichello Apartments. 
Born in Seabrook, N.H., he lived in Salisbury for the past 15 years. He 
served in the Army during the Korean War. 
He leaves wife Sandra (Mooers) Grover; daughters Laurie Grover of 
Haverhill, Lorna Grover of Salisbury and Karen Grover of Haverhill; sons 
Robert Grover of Tyngsboro, Keith Grover of Lynn, and Derick Grover and 
his wife Jennifer of Salem, NH., five grandchildren; and several nieces 
and nephews. He was father of the late Alfred Marshall. 
Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Simplicity Burial & 
Cremation Services, 287 High St., Newburyport. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Phyllis A. Melanson
Phyllis A. Melanson, 71, 16 Baker St., Lynn, died Sunday at Massachusetts 
General Hospital after being struck by a car Sunday morning. 
A former Haverhill resident, she was born in Haverhill, but lived in Lynn 
for the past 16 years. She leaves sister Elaine Baitler of Connecticut; 
aunt Katherine Mosher of Haverhill; and several cousins. Services will be 
Thursday at 9 a.m. from Paul C. Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 334 Main St., 
Haverhill, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. at All Saints Church, Bellevue 
Avenue. Private burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

William N. Merrill
William N. Merrill, 42, of 1 Cedar Court, formerly of Haverhill, died 
Sept. 28 at Portsmouth (N.H.) Hospital.
He was born in Newburyport Feb. 19, 1960, son of the late William R. and 
Barbara M. (Gagne) LaValley of Amesbury.
Educated in the Newburyport Public School system, he also attended 
Whittier Vocational Technical high School and was a veteran of the United 
States Army.
For a number of years he had been employed as a car reconditioner at 
Woodworth Cadillac, Andover.
He leaves wife of 17 years Diana S. Merrill; mother Barbara M. (Gagne) 
LaValley of Amesbury; sons Marc B. Bedell and William N. Merrill Jr. of 
Amesbury; daughters Tanya M. of Amesbury and Melanie M. of Haverhill; 
brothers William of New Hampshire, and Gary and Earl, both of Amesbury; 
sisters Julie Fortier of Haverhill, Trina Janvrin and Marsha Crystal, both 
of Amesbury, Shirley MacIntosh of West Newbury, Dawn Eaton of Hampton 
Beach, N.H., and Michelle Gagne of Amesbury; and several nieces and 
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., 
Haverhill. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Amesbury. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Lucia M. Ouellette
Lucia M. (Lucy) Ouellette, 88, dies at Penacook Place last Friday. Born in 
Woonsocket, R.I., she moved to Haverhill as a child and remained here all 
her life. She attended St. Joseph grammar school and was a member of All 
Saint's Parish, formerly St. Joseph's parish. She worked as a trimmer at 
the former L.H. Hamel Leather Co. and later as an inserter at AT&T in 
North Andover retiring in 1979.
The widow of the late Leonide J. Ouellette, she leaves daughter Marie 
Lawson and her husband Paul of Haverhill; sons Robert J. and his wife 
Theresa of Plaistow, Paul J. and his wife Patricia of Amesbury and Norman 
J. of Haverhill; sister Arlene Arel of Haverhill; brothers Joseph Arel 
Peter Channel of Lawrence; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren 
and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack 
St., Lawrence, MA, 01843 or to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 360 
Merrimack St., Lawrence Ma. 01843.
Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Liberty Pavlakis
Liberty Pavlakis, 79, died last Friday at Holy Family Hospital.
Born and educated in Haverhill, she worked 32 years as executive secretary 
for Bixby International in Newburyport. She was a member of the Greek 
Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles as well as its Philoptochos Society. 
She enjoyed traveling, attending the theater and classical music concerts.
She leaves sisters Joan of Haverhill and Anastasia Economides of Dover, 
N.H.; brothers Theodore and Peter of Haverhill, James of Mexico, George of 
Kansas and Christopher of New York City.
Burial was at Linwood Cemetery. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

Dennis Simcoe
Dennis W. Simcoe, formerly of Georgetown, Mass., died Sept. 19 at home in 
Fresno, Calif.
Born in Haverhill, he attended Georgetown schools, graduating in 1962.
Mr. Simcoe worked as a salesman.
He served in the Army from 1962 to 1965.
He leaves mother Thelma Cheney of Georgetown; son David of Fresno; 
stepbrother Melvin Cheney of Georgetown; two nieces; and a nephew.
A memorial service was held in Fresno. Private burial will take place 
locally at a later date. Merton E. Roberts Jr. & Conte Funeral Home, 14 
Pleasant St., Georgetown.
 - Published October 16, 2002

Miguel "Mickey" Mike" Moya
Oct. 6, 2002
Mr. Miguel "Mickey" "Mike" Moya, 35, of Haverhill, died Saturday, Oct. 5th, in Haverhill.
He was born in Puerto Rico May 19, 1967, son of Irma Gonzalez of Puerto Rico and the late Juan Moya.
Mr. Moya moved to Haverhill at an early age and was educated in the Haverhill School System.
He was known as a "Mr. Fix It" and enjoyed helping people and listening to music.
He was employed for a time at Ogden Martin as well as being a disc jockey.
Besides his mother his survivors include a son, Miguel Moya, Jr., 2 daughters, Karina Moya, and Christianna Moya, 2 brothers Juan and his wife Nancy Moya of Haverhill, Julio and his wife Wanda Moya of Methuen, 2 sisters, Gladys Moya of Puerto Rico, Maria Gonzalez of Bradford, as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
His Funeral Mass was held on Friday, Oct. 11th, at St. James Church, Haverhill.  Burial was in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the funeral home were held on Thursday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Miguel Moya Fund, c/o Pentucket Bank, 1 Merrimack St., Haverhill, MA 01830.

Miguel Moya, 35
Miguel A. "Mickey" Moya never wasted an opportunity to do his friends a favor. As the Spanish community's jack-of-all-trades, he answered every call, whether painting your house or fixing a leaky drain. You could count on him to provide music at every occasion. He was his own disc jockey who enjoyed making every celebration a blast especially when it came to karaoke. He couldn't sing and left that to others. Mr. Moya, 35, died Saturday morning in a house fire at 8<1/2> Victoria Court. He had been living with a friend on the first floor, Richard Martinez, who described Mr. Moya as a "Puerto Rican Bob Villa," the expert on TV known for home improvement. Only once, Martinez recalls, was Mr. Moya not up to a challenge. He had worked five years as a boiler supervisor for Ogden-Martin and volunteered one day to climb the smokestack and replace a burned-out star light. Mr. Moya reached the summit and froze in his tracks, waiting for help to arrive before returning to the ground. "Mickey was the kind of guy that would turn a $100 job into a work of art when he painted houses. The talk around town was, 'If you've got a problem, call Mickey'. " Once, Mr. Moya didn't like the way a moving van had been packed with household furnishings, emptied out the contents by himself, and repacked the whole assembly according to his specifications. "On the worst day of anybody's life, he'd make you laugh with a joke or some magic trick," said Jennifer Walters, a close friend. "The man had a heart of gold." Mr. Moya wore a red, white and blue vest--the colors of his native Puerto Rico--and a bandana. He arrived here as an infant with his mother Irma Gonzalez and dropped out of Haverhill High because he would not take gym. Juan O. Moya Sr. said his brother regretted not earning a high school diploma and encouraged other family members to complete their educations. In recent years, he worked as a self-employed contractor but he also took classes at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and received a communications certificate. He taught his nephew Juan Moya Jr. to become a disc jockey. Jose Mendez, owner of American Car Care, was washing and detailing car exteriors from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 10 at 39 Hale St. to help Mr. Moya's three children and cover funeral expenses. Besides his mother, he leaves a son, Miguel Moya Jr., 2; two daughters, Karina and Christianna Moya; two brothers, Juan and his wife Nancy Moya, Haverhill, and Julio and his wife Wanda Moya, Methuen; two sisters, Gladys Moya, Puerto Rico, and Maria Gonzalez, Bradford, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. His funeral will be Friday morning at 10 from the H. L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., followed by a Mass at 11 in St. James Church. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miguel Moya Fund, c/o Pentucket Bank, 1 Merrimack St., Haverhill, Mass. 01830. 
 - Published October 16, 2002

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