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Dina Emerita Rodriguez Sotomayor -Santiago
April 5, 2003
Dina Emerita Rodriguez Sotomayor-Santiago, 76, of Haverhill died early Saturday morning at The Oxford in Haverhill.
She was born in Penuelas, Puerto Rico on Nov. 26, 1926, daughter of Angel Rodriguez Colon and Reyes Sotomayor Castro.
She was raised and educated in Penuelas, Puerto Rico and came to the States in 1950.
She is survived by her children, Leonidas Santiago, of Haverhill, Emilio Sanchez of Riverdale, NY, Pedro ("Peter") L. Sanchez of Methuen, and Angel Sanchez of Haverhill, grandchildren, Zenaida G Sanchez, Jennifer J. Sanchez, Nydia Dina Sanchez, Xenia Sanchez (Methuen), and Doris Margarita Santiago, as well as several great grandchildren.
Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill will be Monday evening from 6-8 pm.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Puerto Rico.

Joseph H. Lee III
April 4, 2003
Mr. Joseph H. Lee III, 83, of Haverhill died Friday evening, April 4, 2002 at the Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill.
He was born in Haverhill on January 31, 1920, son of the late Joseph H. Jr., and Frances (Cole) Lee (Poet).
Mr. Lee was born and educated in Haverhill graduating from Haverhill High School, Class of 1938. He attended the University of New Hampshire and took classes at Merrimack College. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Mr. Lee had a stellar career at the Portsmouth Navy Shipyard in Kittery, ME, where he was an engineer for 37 years, before retiring in 1978.
He will be missed by all those that came in contact with him.
He was the loving husband of the late Brenda J. (Sheehy) Lee.
He is survived by sons Thomas F. and his wife Candace of Bradford, Douglas K. and his wife Marilyn of Northridge, CA, Jeffrey S. and his wife Denise of Haverhill, daughter Sharon E. and her husband Jose Castro of Haverhill, sister Phyllis L. Qualls of Haverhill, sister-in-law, Jane E. Woodson, brother-in-law, retired Judge George A. Sheehy of Westfield, 6 grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience.
Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA, 02215, the National Kidney Foundation, 11 Vanderbilt Ave. Suite #105, Norwood, MA, 02062, or to WGBH, 125 Western Ave., Boston, MA, 02134.

Tara Marie Minichiello
April 3, 2003
Tara Marie Minichiello, 18, of Groveland, died accidentally April 3, in Methuen.
She was born in Methuen, Nov. 14, 1984, and was the Daughter of Thomas and Charlotte T. (Giordano) Minichiello of Groveland.
Tara was educated at the Hampstead Central and Hampstead Middle Schools, and was currently a senior at Pentucket Regional High School. Well known to the Pentucket Students, she had been on the Varsity Cheerleading Squad, serving this year as Co-Captain. Tara also had volunteered and helped coach the Junior Varsity Cheerleaders, been named an All Star Cheerleader in the Cape Ann League, She had also spent many volunteer hours in the Haverhill and Groveland communities along side her dad.
Besides her parents her survivors include her maternal Grandmother Theresa Giordano of Chelmsford, two sisters Kristin T. Minichiello, a junior at Pentucket Regional High School, and Allison M. Minichiello a 6th grade student at the Bagnell School, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Tara was a member of St. Patrick's Church in South Groveland.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to her funeral Monday morning at 9 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home 106 Summer St. Haverhill, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Groveland.  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Groveland.
Calling hours at the Funeral Home will be Sunday 3-7.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested Contributions in Tara's memory be made to the Pentucket Regional Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 36, Groveland, MA. 01834.

Margaret (MacDonald) Jeranian
April 3, 2003
Mrs. Margaret (MacDonald) Jeranian, 84, of Haverhill died Thursday evening at the Baker-Katz Nursing Home in Haverhill.
She was born in Revere on January 29, 1919, daughter of the late John and Eliza (Aiken) MacDonald.
Mrs. Jeranian was educated in Revere and moved to Haverhill in 1957, where she has been a resident since. She was employed in the accounting department for the former 1st National Stores and Kmart, retiring in 1990.
She was the wife of the late Nazareth David Jeranian.
Her survivors include her sisters, Irene Erickson of Chelsea, Annie VanLathan of N. Reading, a niece Linda A. Giangregorio of Bradford and her children Ralph, Michael, Matthew, and Lindsey.
She was the sister of the late Hugh, Harold, William MacDonald, Ruth Sartorelli, Catherine Baker, Shirley McDonald and Marion Williamson.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Monday morning at 8:00 at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Bradford. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA.
Calling hours at the Bradford Funeral Home will be Sunday from 1-4 pm.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the donor’s choice.

Winifred J. (Foley) Malynn
March 31, 2003
Mrs. Winifred J. (Foley) Malynn, 79, of 4 Greenleaf Park, Merrimac, and formerly of Brockton Ave., Haverhill, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital.
She was born in Haverhill, August 29, 1923, daughter of the late Daniel C. and Mary M. (Flaherty) Foley.
Educated at St. James Grammar School, she was a graduate of Haverhill High School and MacIntosh School of Business.
Mrs. Malynn was formerly employed as a Legal Secretary for Cleary/Ryan Law Offices, and prior to her retirement in 1984, had been a 20 years employee of the Water Dept. for the City of Haverhill.
Mrs. Malynn was a member of St. James Church and its Ladies Sodality, and also volunteered in the Library at Pentucket Lake School.
She was married to the late Michael F. Malynn, Sr. who died in 1998 and her survivors include a son, Michael F. and his wife Elizabeth J. Malynn of Westford, 3 daughters, Cynthia W. and her husband Frank J. Barberio of Haverhill, Claire E. Malynn and her fiancée Arnold Raffel of Atkinson, NH, Cathy A. and her husband William R. Tobin of Newburyport, a sister, H. Patricia Palermo of Haverhill, 6 grandchildren, Patrick and Elizabeth Barberio, Mallory and Christopher W. Tobin, Shannon O’Donnell, and Michael Ryan Malynn, as well as several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, April 4th, at St. James Church, Winter St., Haverhill.  Burial was in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the funeral home were held on Thursday.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Holy Family Hospital CCU Unit, 70 East St., Methuen, MA 01844, or to, St. James Parish Capital Improvement Fund, 6 Cottage St., Haverhill, MA 01830.

Anne Josephine Klimauskas
March 31, 2003
Miss Anne Josephine Klimauskas, 83, of Haverhill, died Monday at Penacook Place, Haverhill.
She was born in Haverhill, November 11, 1919, daughter of the late John and Victoria (Stuska) Klimauskas.
Ms. Klimauskas was educated in the Haverhill School System and graduated from Haverhill High, class of 1938.  For over 18 years she was employed as a Forelady at Cardinal Shoe, Lawrence, as well as other local shoe shops.
Ms. Klimauskas was a longtime member of St. James Church, Haverhill.
Her survivors include a cousin, Mary Edwards of Kingston, NH, 2 nieces, Stephanie and her husband Donald Starbird, Teresa Klimauskas, a good friend Estelle Bocuzzo, a grandnephew, Joshua Starbird, and a grandniece, Jennifer Klimauskas.
The Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, April 3rd, at St. James Church, Winter St., Haverhill. Burial was in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill.
There were no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

Edwin V. Johnson
March 30, 2003
Mr. Edwin V. Johnson, 78, of Haverhill, and formerly of Worcester, died Sunday evening at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington.
He was born in Worcester, May 9, 1924, son of the late John and Beatrice (Warner) Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was educated in the Worcester School System. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and English from Emerson College, Boston, where he was on the Dean’s List, a member of Rho Delta Omega Fraternity, class Valedictorian, selected to appear in the Who’s Who of American Universities and Colleges. He later became a Trustee of Emerson College.. 
A professional singer at age 6, Mr. Johnson toured with the Cathedral Boys Singers where he was billed as “15 Year Old Boy Baritone”, singing at two World Fairs. He was also the featured Boy Contralto for the Crusade Union Boys Singers.
During World War II he served with the United States Army earning the rank of T/4. He earned an American Theater Campaign Medal, EAMET Camp Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, and a Victory Medal.
He moved to Haverhill in 1954, and was employed as a Teacher at Haverhill High School from 1953 to 1989. While at Haverhill High Mr. Johnson was a Speech and English Teacher, Director of the Senior Class Play and, at the time of his retirement, was Head of the English Department.
Mr. Johnson was also a Radio Announcer for WHAV, and retired as News Director after 20 years.
An avid gardener, he was a member of the Haverhill Jackson Club, Morning Star Lodge, Worcester, and Walnut Square Associates in Haverhill.
His survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patricia (Sprague) Johnson of Haverhill, 2 aunts, Mary Warner and Gertrude Hakkila, a nephew, Edward Williamson, a cousin John Hakkila, and 2 grand nieces, Lindsey and Heather Williamson all of Worcester.
The Funeral was held on Thursday, April 3rd, at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill.  Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery, Harvard, MA.
Calling hours at the funeral home were held on Wednesday.

Helen D. (Kalenczuk) Clark
March 27, 2003
Mrs. Helen D. (Kalenczuk) Clark, 86 of Haverhill and Salisbury, died Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital.
She was born in Haverhill, Nov 27, l917, daughter of the late Joseph and Doris (Neratka) Kalenczuk. Educated in Haverhill Public Schools, she as a Graduate of Haverhill High School class of l934.
Mrs. Clark owned and operated the former Dot Clark’s Beauty Shop on Merrimack St., In Haverhill, and was an avid follower of the Political Arena. She spent many hours discussing political issues with friends and family. While a resident of Hannah Duston she would “Hold Court” and discuss the current affairs.
For the past 15 years she had summered in Salisbury with her family.
A former parishioner of St. Michael’s Parish, she was currently a member of Sacred Hearts Church.
Mrs. Clark was married to the late Andrew J. Clark JR, and her survivors include a son Andrew J. Clark III and his wife Pamela S. Clark of Amesbury, three grandchildren Kelly, Patrick, and Katherine Barry, a special little friend Alyson Pascoe of Haverhill. She was also the sister of the late Rose Jusko.
The Funeral was held on Tuesday, April 1st, at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St. Bradford.  Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford.
Calling hours at the Bradford Funeral Home were held on Monday.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA. 01701.

Russell A. Yeager
March 28, 2003
Mr. Russell A. Yeager, 73, of Methuen and formerly of Haverhill, died Wednesday morning at Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital, Salem.
He was born in West Virginia, January 22, 1930, son of the late Archie and Lula (Jones) Yeager.
Mr. Yeager was educated in West Virginia and came to Haverhill in 1953.
During the Korean War he served in the United States Navy where he received a National Defense Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Korea Service Medal, China Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal.
While in Haverhill he was employed as an Oil Burner Technician for Town Oil, from where he retired in 1990.
Mr. Yeager was the husband of the late Barbara (Lounsbery) Yeager who died in 2000, and father of the late Donald C. Yeager and his survivors include 3 sons, Ronnie Yeager of Plaistow, NH, Russell A. Yeager, Jr. of Florida, Bruce P. Yeager of Haverhill, 4 daughters, Barbara and her husband Gary Murphy of Kingston, NH, Tammy A. Yeager of Methuen, Christine Goodsell of Florida, Charlene G. and her husband Ralph Mazotta of Haverhill, 15 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral was held on Monday, March 31st, at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, MA.  Burial was in Maplewood North Parish Cemetery, Plaistow, NH.
Calling hours at the Funeral Home were held on Sunday.

Damaso “Papo” Cruz
March 26, 2003
Mr. Damaso “Papo” Cruz, 43, of 37 Nichols St., Haverhill, died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home.
He was born in Puerto Rico, March 22, 1960, son of Candida Viscente of Haverhill and the late Gumersindo Cruz.
Papo came to Haverhill in l969, and was educated at the Haverhill Public Schools and attended Haverhill High School.
He was a member of St. James Church, and had been a former employee of Shaw’s Warehouse, and the Linwood Cemetery.
Besides his mother his survivors include a brother Edwin J. Cruz of Swampscott, 6 sisters Gloria M. Sagastumi, Ana M. Cruz, Evelyn Maldonado, Jacquelyn M. Cruz, all of Haverhill, Carmen M. Cruz of Lawrence, Maria J. Cruz of Swampscott, a foster sister, Sharyl Woods of Lawrence, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
The Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, April 1st, at St. James Church, Haverhill.  Burial was in St. James Cemetery.
Calling hours at the Funeral Home were held on Monday.

Costas Gotsis
March 25, 2003
Mr. Costas Gotsis, 78, of Haverhill, died Tuesday at Lahey Clinic, Peabody.
He was born in Greece, Dec. 15, 1924, son of the late Basilios and Maria (Georgioo) Gotsis. 
Mr. Gotsis was educated in Greece and during WWII he served with the Greek Army.  He came to the United States in 1950 and received his citizenship in 1956.  For over 20 years he was employed as a carpenter for Haverhill Paperboard.
Mr. Gotsis was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles, and Saggahew Lodge.
His survivors include his wife of 40 years, Anastasia (Rizos) Gotsis of Haverhill, 2 daughters, Maria Gotsis, Vicky and her husband David Conners all of Haverhill, a brother, Nick Gotsis of Australia, 3 sister Anna Pagomenus, of Australia, Sophia Nikolis and Stavroula Tserulas both of Greece, 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Alex Conners of Haverhill, and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral was held on Saturday, March 29th, at the Greek Orthodox Church of The Holy Apostles, 154 Winter St., Haverhill.  Burial was in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the funeral home were held on Friday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill, MA 01830, or, American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Albert B. Blackadar
March 25, 2003
Mr. Albert B. Blackadar, 74, of So. Hampton, NH, and formerly of Ward Hill, died Tuesday morning at Portsmouth Hospital, Portsmouth, NH.
He was born in Methuen, MA, June 9, 1928, son of the late Harry and Olive (Banks) Blackadar.
Mr. Blackadar was educated in the Haverhill School System and graduated from Haverhill High. He also attended Berkshire Prep School.
After his family moved their farm to Florida, Mr. Blackadar began selling Insurance. In 1973 he formed Blackadar Insurance Agency, Plaistow, NH, which he sold in 1988, when he opened Blackadar Marine Insurance, So. Hampton, from where he retired in 2002.  After his retirement he concentrated his efforts on restoring and showing classic wooden Chris Crafts.
He also owned and operated Indian Hill Tree Farm, So. Hampton, after planting the first tree in 1989. In 2002 he received the “New Hampshire Farms of Distinction Award” from the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture.  He was a member of the Saggahew Lodge A.F. & A.M., and while in Haverhill he served on the Planning Board.
Mr. Blackadar was proud of his Scottish heritage, visiting Scotland and attended Scottish Festivals in Thomas Point Beach.  He was also an avid tuna fisherman having owned and operated several sport-fishing boats. 
His survivors include his wife of 20 years, Martha A. (Kreeger) Blackadar of So. Hampton, 2 sons, Lloyd H. Blackadar of Hampstead, NH, Albert B. and his wife Dorothy Blackadar of Searsport, ME, a brother, Vernon Blackadar of Lithia, FL, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral was held on Friday, March 28th, at the Christ Episcopal Church, Pine St., Exeter, NH.  Burial was in So. Hampton Cemetery, So. Hampton, NH.
Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, were held on Thursday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Patient Advocate for Advanced Cancer Treatment, PO Box 141695, Grand Rapids, MI, 49514.

Lorraine J. (Pomerleau) Lorigan
March 24, 2003
Mrs. Lorraine J. (Pomerleau) Lorigan, 77, of Haverhill, and formerly of Grove St., died Sunday at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center.
She was born in Haverhill, December 20, 1925, daughter of the late Desiree and Jeannette (Gagnon) Pomerleau, and was educated in the Haverhill School System.
Mrs. Lorigan was employed as a waitress at the former Charlie's Steak House, and, more recently, at Indian Ridge Country Club, Andover.
Mrs. Lorigan was a member of All Saints Church
Her survivors include her husband of Joseph V. Lorigan of Haverhill, 3 sons, Vincent Lorigan of Haverhill, Michael and his wife Julie Lorigan of Hingham, Peter and his wife Paula Lorigan of Atkinson, NH, a brother, Richard Pomerleau of Amesbury, a sister, Pauline Tripodi of Atkinson, NH, 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, March 27th, at All Saints Church, Haverhill.  Burial was in St, Patrick's Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home were held on Wednesday.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
Mass Chapter, 220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA, 01760.

Mary W. Davies
March 23, 2003
Mrs. Mary W. Davies, 69, of 22 Phoenix Row, Haverhill, and formerly of Skowhegan ME., and Plaistow, NH, died Sunday at the Merrimack Valley Hospital.
She was born in Madison Maine, Dec. 20, 1933, was educated in the Skowhegan Public Schools, and was an l951 Graduate of Skowhegan High School. She also attended Tufts Medical School, where she studied to be a Radiologist Technician.
In l967 Mrs. Davies came to Plaistow and resided there until returning to Maine in l995 to care for her mother
Upon returning to the Haverhill area in l995, she had resided at Phoenix Row for the past two years.
Prior to her retirement in l976, she had been employed at A T & T, as an operator, and later became a Sales Consultant, and had also been employed at the Reddington Memorial Hospital in Skowhegan, ME.
She was a member of Sacred Hearts Church, founding President of the Plaistow Garden Club, and active volunteer at the Plaistow Library, the Skowhegan Public Library, served as a Citizenship Advocate and also served as a volunteer for many charitable organizations, and had also volunteered at Sacred Hearts Rectory.
Her survivors include two sons James and his wife Janet M. Davies of Plaistow, NH, Michael H. and his wife Mary Grace Davies of Chapel Hill NC. Two daughters Anne D. and her husband Michael DeCocco of Chapel Hill NC, Susan D. and her husband Peter M. Gallant of Falmouth, ME, three brothers John “Bing” Whittemore of Ohio, David L. Whittemore of Madison, ME, Daniel Whittemore of Skowhegan, ME, two sisters Paula Morgan of Ohio, Jennifer Farley of Norridgewock, ME, 7 Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family calling hours have been omitted.
The Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, March 29th, at Sacred Hearts Church Lower Chapel.  Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Skowhegan Public Library, Elm St. Skowhegan, ME, 04976.

Helen Demos Papoutsy
March 17, 2003
Mrs. Helen Demos Papoutsy, 91, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on April 30, 1911 to Christos and Margaret Christodoulo Gero Linchy, died on March 17, 2003 at her residence. Mrs. Papoutsy attended Tilton School in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill High School. She was also a proud graduate of the parochial Greek school program at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill. Her parents were born in Asvestohorion, Thessaloniki, Greece and emigrated to the U.S. early in the 1900s.
Mrs. Demos Papoutsy was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, moving to the seacoast area after residing for many years in Manchester, New Hampshire. A former parishioner and choir member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Manchester, Mrs. Demos Papoutsy was a devout Orthodox Christian who counted among her most important lifelong experiences being rebaptized in the River Jordan in the Holy Land, and the personal blessings she received in Constantinople from Patriarch Athenagoras.
She had been employed as a sample stitcher for many years at Colonial Shoe Ornament in Haverhill.  She was an accomplished mandolin teacher and musician, working at one time with over 100 students, following successful public performances, including one memorable society ball at Haverhill City Hall. 
Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed needlework, cooking, and socializing with her family and friends. Baking the finest koulourakia was one of her passions. 
She will be remembered by her close friends and loved ones as exemplifying Philhellenism and the spirit of giving. She was multilingual, speaking and writing flawless Greek, among other languages. But she will perhaps be best remembered for her many years of service as a volunteer reading tutor at the Dondero Grammar School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and as a Greek-language instructor to young friends and grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by two siblings, a brother, James Linchy, and a sister, Catherine Eliopoulos. She is survived by two sons, Theodore and Christos Papoutsy, three grandchildren, Andrea, Angela and Mikel Papoutsy, and three great-grandchildren, Mary Gamvas, Austin Lochtefeld, and Lucy Heisey, all of Rye Beach, New Hampshire, and several nieces and nephews, John and Stella Eliopoulos, of Ogunquit, Maine and Haverhill, Massachusetts, James Linchy of Florida, and Judith DeJaco of Kentucky. 
The Funeral was held Thursday, March 20th, at the Greek Orthodox Church Of The Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul, Winter St., Haverhill.  Burial was in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the Funeral Home were Wednesday.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Church Of The Holy Apostles, Elevator Fund, 145-156 Winter St. Haverhill, MA. 01830.

John C.T. McNamara
March 16, 2003
Mr. John C.T. McNamara, 89, of Bradford, died Sunday at his residence in Bradford.
He was born in Haverhill on June 24, 1913, son of the late George and Gladys (Woodman) McNamara.
Mr. McNamara was educated in Haverhill graduating from Haverhill High School, Class of 1932, and had also attended McIntosh Business College. Mr. McNamara was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII with the 199th Depot Company. He was a lifelong resident of the city, and was also a winter resident of Lakeworth, FL for over 22 years. He was employed at the former Western Electric for 32 years as supervisor of production control, retiring in 1976. He was also the President and Co-Owner from 1965-1969 of Lynmac Corp., formerly located in Railroad Square.
Mr. McNamara was on the building committee for the Hale Hospital, was a trustee of the Hale Hospital from 1972-1992, and was chairman of the Hale Hospital from 1977-1992. He was President of the International Management Company in 1977. Mr. McNamara was the Chapter Chairman of the Greater Haverhill American Red Cross from 1983-1985, was a board member of Northern Essex Mental Health, and was a retired and senior Volunteer Program Advisory Board Member of Greater Lawrence and Greater Haverhill. He had also served on the board for the Visiting Nurses Association. Mr. McNamara was the recipient of the Bradford College Community Service Award in 1986, as well as the B'nai B'rith Award in 1982.
Mr. McNamara was a member and had been very active in fundraising drives for Sacred Hearts Church in Bradford. Mr. McNamara was a former Chairman of Sacred Hearts Boy Scout Troop #24. He was also a member of the Haverhill Jackson Club and member of the Walnut Square Associates.
He was the husband of 60 years to the late Mary A. McKeigue who died January 2, 2003, and is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John Jr. and Sheila L. of Atkinson, NH, David M. and Mary S. of Amherst, NH, daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret A. and Daniel H. Nadeau of Bradford, Natalie L. and Robert F. Desmarais of Groveland, Judith M. and Robert J. Kerton of Hampton, NH, Nancy J. and Jeffrey L. Gibbs of Bradford, a sister-in-law, M. Elaine Willett of Bradford, 18 grandchildren, Doreen A. and her husband Keith Tompkins, Deborah M. McNamara and friend Edward Norton, John C.T. McNamara III and his wife Julia, Michael C. McNamara and his wife Gelisha, Christine M. and her husband Jeffrey Roy, Aislinn M. and Ceara M. McNamara, Jeffrey J. and his wife Roberta J. Nadeau, Stephen D. and his wife Julie A. Nadeau, Karen J. and her husband Michael A. Trasatti, Michelle L. Desmarais, Suzanne M. and her husband Charles J. Campano, Kevin F. Kerton, Brendon M. Kerton, Katie A. Gibbs, Molly A. Gibbs, Tyler J. Gibbs, Cooper J. Gibbs, 12 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass held on Friday, March 21st, at Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford.  Burial followed in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the Bradford Funeral Home were Thursday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Sacred Hearts Endowment Fund 48 South Chestnut St., Bradford, MA, 01835.


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