Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries


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Theresa Beaudry
Theresa (Dodier) Beaudry, 78, died Jan. 23 at Merrimack Valley Hospital.
Born and educated in Haverhill, she attended Haverhill High School.
She worked at Western Electric Company and was a supervisor at the 
Merrimack Valley Works of AT&T Technologies in North Andover, Mass., 
before retiring. She was also involved in the operation of Modern Sign Co. 
in Plaistow.
Mrs. Beaudry was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
The widow of Norman R. Beaudry, she leaves son, Richard D. and his wife 
Frances of Atkinson; daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Kenneth 
Kolifrath of Plaistow and Linda and Theodore Karcz of Salem; brothers, 
William Dodier of Amesbury, Leo Dodier of Pactal, Calif. and Richard 
Dodier of Lincoln, Ark.; sisters, Evelyn Desroche and Claire Henderson, 
both of Haverhill, Marie Dion of Nashua, Lillian Reynolds of Plaistow and 
Cecile Chouinard of Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren; three 
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., 
Plaistow. Burial was in St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

S. Helen Burrill
S. Helen (Wholley) Burrill, 90, of Bradford, died Jan. 21 at Penacook 
Mrs. Burrill was born in Prince Edward, Canada on June 16, 1912 daughter 
of the late John J. and Susanna M. (O'Neill) Wholley and had been a 
resident of Bradford all her life.
She was educated in the Haverhill school system and was a graduate of 
haverhill High School, class of 1929. She was a graduate of MacIntosh 
Business College, Haverhill.
She had been employed as a secretary with Massachusetts Electric Company 
in both the Haverhill and North Andover offices until her retirement. She 
was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish, Bradford.
She was the wife of the late Kenneth Burrill who died Jan. 11, 2003.
Her surviving family members are her daughters, Ellen S. Dodier of 
Groveland and Sarah Burrill of Amesbury; her son, John Kenneth Burrill of 
Boston; two nephews, Donald Wholley of Florida and Peter Wholley of 
Honolulu, Hawaii.
She was the sister of the late John J. Wholley and the late Marjorie W. 
Parenteau of Exeter, N.H.
Private funeral services were held in the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Bradford 
Funeral Home, 52 Salem St., Bradford on Jan. 24. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

Colin Campbell
Colin T. Campbell, Sr., 82, died suddenly Jan. 21 at the Merrimack Valley 
Born in Somerville, Mass. Aug. 17, 1920, he was the son of the late Colin 
T. and Flora J. (McDonald) Campbell.
Mr. Campbell was a graduate of Arlington High School, class of 1938. He 
was an automobile mechanic for many years and then was a truck driver for 
Lawrence Motor Lines, Exxon Motor Line and Holmes Transportation before 
retiring in 1983.
During World War II he served with the United States Army as a mechanic in 
New Guinea before his discharge in 1945. Among his awards was the 
Philippine liberation ribbon with bronze star. 
Mr. Campbell was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and attended the 
Portland Street Baptist Church in Haverhill. 
He was a 25 year member and former captain of the Haverhill Auxiliary 
Police, a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans and member of 
the board of directors of Destiny Publishing. 
For eight years he and his family enjoyed boating on lake Winnipesaukee in 
New Hampshire.
In addition to his wife of 61 years, Shirley B. (Torrey) Campbell, he is 
survived by his son, C. Thomas Campbell, Jr. and several cousins, nieces 
and nephews.
Arrangements were by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St. 
Haverhill. Burial will be in the spring at Greenwood Cemetery. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

Clelia DiStefano
Clelia DiStefano, 92, of Lawrence died Jan. 27 at Lawrence General 
Among her survivors is her daughter, Domenica LaJoie of Haverhill.
Born and educated in Italy, she came to Lawrence in 1954. She was a 
Mrs. DiStefano lived in Lawrence most of her life before moving to North 
Andover. She attended Holy Rosary Church, Lawrence. 
The widow of Joseph DiStefano, she leaves daughters, Cammie Chretien of 
Salem, N.H., Josephine Rossello and her husband Stephen of North Andover, 
Marilou Moolenbeek of Allston and Grace of Amesbury; eight grandchildren; 
nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

John Dzioba
John Dzioba, 82, died Jan. 24 morning at Oxford Manor.
He operated the Polish Veteran's Bakery of Haverhill for many years.
Born in Haverhill, he graduated from Haverhill High School.
Mr. Dzioba was a member of All Saints Parish, the former St. Michael's 
Parish and the Polish National Home.
He leaves daughter, Patricia (Dzioba) (Bouchard) and her husband William
Alvarado of Atkinson, N.H.; sister, Stella Salenas of Haverhill; three 
grandchildren, Deanna L. Bouchard of Atkinson, N.H., Scott W. Bouchard and 
his wife Jessica of Manchester, N.H., and Timothy J. Bouchard of Atkinson; 
and one niece.
Arrangements were by Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. 
Private burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Patrick's 
Cemetery, Haverhill. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

Irene Fitzgerald
Irene Fitzgerald, 77, of Bradford, died Jan. 22 at the Merrimack Valley 
Hospital in Haverhill.
She was born in Haverhill on Oct. 30, 1925, daughter of the late Edward 
and Julia (Donovan) Fitzgerald.
She was educated in Haverhill, graduating from St. James High School, and 
was employed at the Internal Revenue Service in Andover as well as New 
England Telephone Company in Haverhill.
She attended Sacred Hearts Church in Bradford.
Her survivors include a sister, Eleanor R. Spofford of Newburyport; two 
nephews, William J. O'Brien of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and Mark E. O'Brien 
of Newburyport. She was also the sister of the late Geraldine Fitzgerald 
Shaput and Mary E. O'Brien.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South 
Main St., Bradford. Burial was in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill.
 - Published February 5, 2003

Charles Hardacre Jr.
Charles Francis Hardacre Jr., 51, died Jan. 23 at home.
He was born and educated in Methuen.
He was an Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War.
Mr. Hardacre was a member of the Haverhill AmVets and the Haverhill 
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He leaves mother, Anne G. (Stevens) Hardacre of Methuen; sons, Robert of 
Haverhill, Timothy of North Andover and Jon Baston II of Haverhill; 
daughters, Gina Holt of North Andover, and Terri Munroe, Elizabeth McNeil, 
Kendra Evans, Mickie Jo Sargent, Rolina Burwell and Sarah Amerena, all of 
Haverhill; sisters, Rosemary Bellavance and Annmarie Fugge, both of 
Methuen; brothers, Robert of Haverhill and Daniel of Methuen; and 16 
Memorials may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., 
Bldg. 9, Lawrence, Mass. 01843.
Arrangements were by John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, 122 Amesbury St., 
Lawrence. Burial was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, North Andover. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

Margaret Jones
Margaret Jones, 79 of Bradford, died Thursday Jan. 23 at the Hannah Duston 
Longterm Health Center.
She was born in Haverhill, Feb. 14, 1923, daughter of the late James and 
Bertha W. (Schnyer) Jones.
Miss Jones attended the Haverhill Public Schools, and was a l945 graduate 
of Haverhill High School.
For many years she had been a nanny for various families throughout the 
Haverhill area
A former member of the First Church of Christ, she enjoyed gardening and 
caring for her cat.
Her survivors include her sister Barbara J. Jones of Bradford, and several 
She was also the sister of the late Dorothy M. Jones.
Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, 
Haverhill/Bradford. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

Katherine Karentinos
Mrs. Katherine (Foufas) Karentinos, 88, of Haverhill, formerly of So. 
Webster St., Bradford, died Jan. 20 at Penacook Place.
She was born in Moline, Ill. on Aug. 24, 1914, daughter of the late Peter 
and Angelica (Mowzakrotis) Foufas.
Mrs. Karentinos was educated in Davenport, Iowa and moved to Haverhill in 
the mid-1970s.
She was the wife of the late James Karentinos, and is survived by a 
daughter, Esther Donahue, and three grandchildren.
She was also the sister of the late Georgia Lazos.
Arrangements were by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and 
Published February 5, 2003

Matthew Kelloway
Matthew Bradbury Kelloway, 85, died Jan. 21 at Penacook Place.
Born in Wakefield, he lived in DeBary, Fla. until 2001 when he moved to 
Mr. Kelloway served in the Army during World War II and was a lieutenant 
for the Foxboro Fire Department.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in DeBary and the DeBary 
Veterans of Foreign Wars, and volunteered at Fish Memorial Hospital.
The widower of Dorothy L. (Mooers) Kelloway and Hazel Kelloway, he leaves
son, Harry of Citrus Hill, Fla.; daughters, Sandra Veiours of Myakka City, 
Fla. and Nancy Pelletier of Plainville; stepsons, Robert A. McDonald and 
his wife Dawn of Groveland, and Bernard A. McDonald and his wife Donna of 
East Kingston, N.H.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Haverhill Crossings Residents Fund, 254 
Amesbury Road, Haverhill, Mass. 01830. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

Henry Lavoie
Henry Lavoie, 61, died Jan. 22 at home. 
Born and educated in St. Rose, Canada, he lived in Lawrence most of his 
He was a carpenter for many years and was a member of the Contractors 
Union 111, and was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, 
Lawrence. He was also a member of the French Socialization and 
Naturalization Club.
He leaves stepson, Mark Adams and his wife Barbara of Townsend; 
stepdaughters, Diane and her husband Jeff Pelletier of Salem, N.H., and 
Sandra and her husband William Timmons of Haverhill; sisters, Marie Stella 
Beaulieu, Laure Morin and Zita Rodrigue, all of Lawrence, and Cecilia 
Paradis of Connecticut; brothers, Andre of Connecticut., Julien of Methuen 
and Hermel of Salem; six stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; and 
several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1 Abbey Lane, 
Middleboro, Mass. 02312.
Arrangements were by Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., 
Methuen. Cremation took place at Linwood Crematory, Haverhill. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

Christine Moore 
Christine (Vaughan) Moore, 95, died Jan. 26 at Penacook Place.
Mrs. Moore was born on March 30, 1907 in Groveland, Mass. daughter of 
Harry W. and Emily Longfellow Vaughan.
She saw the passing of the ice man, the horse-drawn milk wagon and the 
grocer who stopped twice a week for orders. She saw the coming of electric 
lights, the motor car and airplanes.
Her father was Groveland's Town Clerk for nearly 60 years and her mother 
was the local correspondent for The Haverhill Gazette. Each morning 
Christine was excused from school to deliver the day's copy to the paper 
on the 10 a.m. trolley.
She graduated from Groveland High School in 1923 and from Bradford Academy 
in 1925. She spent a year at the University of New Hampshire and received 
her bachelor's degree in education from Boston University. She taught for 
a year at the House in the Pines School in Wheaton, Mass. and then was the 
assistant headmistress at St. Mary's in the Mountain in Bethlehem, N.H.
She was married to Dr. Raymond E. Moore in 1937 and came to Hampstead, 
N.H. in 1939 as a doctor's wife, a full-time job.
Christine became a member of the Hampstead Congregational Church, where 
she was the superintendent of the Sunday school and a longtime member of 
the choir. For many years she was a member of the century-old Leisure Hour 
Club of Haverhill.
Besides her husband of 66 years, she is survived by her daughter, Susan 
Williams of Pananma; son, Stephen Moore and his wife Joan of 
Weathersfield, Vt.; grandsons, Howard Moore of New York City and Daniel 
Williams of Pottstown, Penn.; granddaughter, Robin Moore of Weathersfield, 
Vt.; and several nieces and nephews.
At the family's request there will be no calling hours and a memorial 
service will be conducted at a later date. Burial will be in Ye Old 
Cemetery, Hampstead.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hampstead 
Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead, N.H. 03841. Arrangements 
were by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St. Haverhill.
 - Published February 5, 2003

Russell Packer
Russell Harry Packer, 75, of Haverhill died Jan. 25 at Penacook Place in 
Born in Newburyport on Nov. 1, 1927 son of the late Harry and Sarah 
(Souther) Packer. He had been a resident of Haverhill for the past 10 
years, previously residing in Newburyport.
He worked as a painter for George Perkins, James Harris, and then later 
for Joe Pearson.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 150 and the Neptune's 
Fireman's Association of Newburyport. He enjoyed his grandchildren, 
great-grandchildren and sons-in-law, watching nature programs, fishing, 
was an avid reader, and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean 
Widower of the late Isabelle P. (Ross) Packer, he leaves sons, Russell H. 
Jr. of Haverhill, and Richard W. and wife Penny of Amesbury; daughters, 
Susan and husband Terry Jackman of Kingston, N.H., Shelly Lamothe and 
husband Ronald of Salisbury, Diane Terrio of Revere, and Evelyn 
Beausoleili of Salisbury; step-children, Daniel Pond of Haverhill, Raymond 
Pond of Keansburg, N.J., Norman Pond of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sharon 
Cassidy of Hudson, N.H.; 11 grandchildren, Lon and Shelly Jackman of 
Kingston, N.H., Anthony Terrio of Revere, Thomas McGrath IV of Everette, 
Sherry McGrath of Haverhill, Francina Packer of Amesbury, Christopher and 
Sarah Beausoleili of Salisbury, Shawn Packer of Salisbury, Nathan Rogers 
of Raymond, N.H. and Colby Packer of Amesbury; several 
great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and 
several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Donna H. Packer 
and brother-in-law of the late Gladys Ross.
Arrangements were by Simplicity Burial & Cremation Services, 287 High St., 
Newburyport. Burial will be in the spring in Wildwood Cemetery, Seabrook, 
 - Published February 5, 2003

Joseph Routhier
Joseph Routhier, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Holy Family Hospital.
Mr. Routhier was a carpenter before retiring.
He served in the United States Army during World War II and received a 
bronze star and a purple heart.
Mr. Routhier was a member of the Holy Name Society, Sacred Heart 
Associates, Methuen Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Third Order of Mary 
of Sacred Heart Parish.
He leaves his wife, Ida (Demers) Routhier; son, Gerard of Lawrence; 
daughters, Jaqueline Calobrisi of Salisbury, Pauline and her husband 
Daniel Traficante of Methuen, Aline and her husband Ronald Valcourt of 
Haverhill, Christine and her husband Thomas Burke of Andover and Francine 
and her husband Antonio Menendez-Aponte of Leominster; brother, Alphonse 
of St. Sylvester, Canada; sisters, Sister Bertha of Quebec City, Canada, 
Rose Perreault, Rita Moran and Marie-Ange Chabot, all of St. Patrice, 
Canada, Marie-Anne Gagnon of Quebec City, and Madeline Chabot of St. 
Sylvester; ten grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also 
the father of the late Paul J. Routhier.
Memorials may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., 
Bldg. 9, Lawrence, Mass. 01843, and the World War II Memorial Fund, Box 
96766, Washington, D.C. 20020.
Arrangements were by Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. 
Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Andover. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

Carl Spaulding
Carl Spaulding, 79, of Merrimac, died Jan.26 at Town Manor Nursing Home, 
He was born in Rochester, N.H. May 27, 1923, son of the late Charles and 
Bernice (Furbush) Spaulding.
Mr. Spaulding moved to Haverhill at an early age and was educated in the 
Haverhill School system, graduating from Haverhill High, class of 1941.
During World War II, he served with the United States Coast Guard.
For over 20 years he was employed as a postal carrier for the Haverhill 
Post Office until his retirement in 1980.
He was a member of the Amesbury V.F.W.
His survivors include his wife of 49 years, Audrey M. (Butcher) Spaulding 
of Merrimac; two sons, Robert E. Spaulding of Haverhill and Carl H. 
Spaulding, Jr. and his wife Mary also of Haverhill; two brothers, Robert 
E. Spaulding of Epping, N.H. and Harold Spaulding of Dover, N.H.; three 
granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral 
service Thursday morning at 11 at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 
Summer St., Haverhill. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.
 - Published February 5, 2003

Blanche Tremblay
Blanche (Lavoie) (Gablosky) Tremblay, 99, died Jan. 21 at Penacook Place.
Among her survivors is a son Robert J. Gablosky and his wife Patricia of 
Born in Plaistow, N.H., she attended the Pollard School. 
She volunteered as a civil defense warden in Plaistow and stitched 
backpacks for soldiers at Plaistow Town Hall during World War II. She was 
a stitcher at the former Toby True Shoe Company.
Mrs. Tremblay was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies 
Auxiliary and the Ladies of St. Anne of the former St. Joseph's Parish.
The widow of Alcide Trembly and Arthur J. Gablosky, she leaves son, O. 
Richard Gablosky and
his wife Regina of Danville, N.H.; daughters Theresa J. Kalaus of 
Groveland and Cecile Suprin of Lady Lake, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 13 
great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; 3 
great-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was 
also the mother of the late Albert P. Gablosky.
Memorials may be made to Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill, Mass. 
Arrangements were by Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., 
Plaistow. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill.
 - Published February 5, 2003

Charles M. "Biff" Bailey
You got more than a haircut when you visited The Clip Joint and your barber was Charles M. "Biff" Bailey. Conversation came free with the cut, whether the topic was downtown urban renewal, the grim economy, sports or people. For 30 years, Mr. Bailey was an institution at 118 Washington St., whether he was inside cutting hair or outside soaking in the sun's rays on his favorite red director's seat. His death came last Wednesday at Merrimack Valley Hospital. Mr. Bailey, 61, was still recovering from the death of his 40-year-old son, Michael, in November. "Biff was a credit to his profession and the people he served," said barber Bruce A. Merrill. "We worked as a tandem with one exception. He was the early bird. Biff opened the shop at 5 a.m. and catered to his own clientele." Truck drivers on the move sought him out. So did insomniacs and people working the graveyard shifts in this city. Merrill and Mr. Bailey enjoyed a certain rapport | Merrill was the straight man, Mr. Bailey the comedian. As a tribute to his friend, Merrill erected a shrine in the window, showing his late colleague's resting chair with clippers, comb, cutting shears and a picture of him at work, surrounded by flowers. The chair was more of a business ploy than a comfort station. When asked about it, he gave this reply: "It's not that we're being lazy. It's to let people know there's no wait." Whether it was a straight cut or a buzz cut, he kept up on the latest styles. His customers ran the gamut | from deputy police chiefs to 6-year-olds looking for bubble gum. Mr. Bailey had much to celebrate as a barber. Twice over the past three years, The Clip Joint topped a Gazette readership survey as the area's best barber shop. On another occasion, he and Merrill received a Clean Commitment Award from the Chamber of Commerce for their efforts in maintaining a good environment. Mr. Bailey worked through many medical problems, including the throat cancer that hit 20 years ago and the removal of a kidney 10 years later. He died of pneumonia after being admitted to the hospital Dec. 3. "He could talk to the homeless in one breath and the mayor in another," said Betty-Jo (Bixby) Bailey, his wife of five years. "He took pride in the city, especially the historic district. If there was any litter on the sidewalk, he'd be the first to clear it." During his off days, they would take a train together to Boston and roam about Faneuil Hall and other places of interest. The beach was another favorite spot, especially Old Orchard in Maine. Mr. Bailey also enjoyed fishing and gardening. Mr. Bailey was born and educated in Haverhill, last living at 100 River St., from where he'd walk to work daily. He graduated from Fazio's Hair Dressing School in Lawrence. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Charles M. Bailey; a daughter, Noreen P. Bailey; two stepchildren, Derrick S. and Anastacia L., all of Haverhill; two brothers, David A., New York, and Victor L. Bailey, Bridgewater; a sister, Dona A. Eaton; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by the Dole, Childs and Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. 
 - Published February 5, 2003

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