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William G. Bailey
William G. Bailey, 70, of Bradford died Thursday at Hale Hospital.
Born in Milton, he was the son of the late Raymond and Anne Marie (Grannon) Bailey. He graduated 
from Milton High School and Boston College.
He resided in Winthrop and South Boston for many years and moved to Bradford last year.
He was employed as a social worker for 20 years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Medicaid 
Division in South Boston and China Town until his 1999 retirement.
He was a member of Sacred Hearts Church.
He was the husband of Mrs. Maureen A. (Farley) Bailey. He leaves sons William J. and his wife 
Julia Hendrix of Medford, Kevin T. Bailey of Windham, N.H. and Thomas F. and his wife Beth Ann 
Bailey of Revere; daughter Kerry Ann and her husband Christopher T. Reddy of Groveland; brother 
Raymond "John" Bailey of San Diego; sister M. Margaret Bailey of East Weymouth; five 
grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was Monday in Sacred Hearts Church. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Elmo M. Bracci Sr.
Elmo M. Bracci Sr., 86, of Haverhill, died Saturday at home.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, he was the son of the late Augustino and Maria (Gasperoni) Bracci. 
Mr. Bracci was the founder, owner and operator of Elmo M. Bracci Plumbing and Heating Co. He was a 
member of the Saggahew Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M., the Haverhill White Shrine, Knight Templar, 
Haverhill Commandery and the Haverhill Council R. & S.M.
He was the husband of the late Edna R. (Randall) Bracci, who died in 1997, the father of the late 
Elmo M. Bracci Jr., who died in 1987 and brother of the late Emilio M. Bracci Jr., who died last 
Wednesday. 
He leaves daughter Betsy R. O'Shea of Haverhill and Twin Falls, Idaho; brothers Delphio of 
Bradford and Aldo of Nashua, N.H.; sisters Clara Bove and Louisa Euele, both of Bradford; three 
grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. A funeral is 
Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Emilio Bracci 
Emilio Bracci, 80, died last Wednesday at Kenoza Manor Nursing Home.
Born and educated in Haverhill, Mr. Bracci served with the Coast Guard in World War II. He was a 
supervisor of maintenance at Haverhill Paperboard.
He was a member of the VFW Lorraine Post and Victor Emmanuel Lodge, Order Sons of Italy. He was a 
member of All Saints Parish.
The widower of Norma (Berry) Bracci, he leaves sons Barry and his wife Christiane of Stem, N.C. 
and Stephen and his wife Patricia of Newton, N.H.; brothers Delphio of Bradford and Aldo of 
Nashua, N.H.; sisters Clara Bove and Louisa Euele of Bradford; two grandsons; and nieces and 
nephews.
A funeral Mass was Monday in All Saints Church. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Scatamacchia Funeral Home. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Everett A. Britton
Everett A. Britton, 42, of Salisbury died Saturday at Anna Jaques Hospital.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of Dorothy (Welch) Britton and the late Herbert Britton. He 
attended Haverhill schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He leaves his wife Pamela (Reed) Britton; nephew Andrew M. Robinson and nieces Allison M. Robinson 
and Erica R. Robinson who resided with him; brothers Herbert G. Britton Jr. of Plaistow, N.H., 
John M. Britton of Salisbury, Charles N. Britton and Dean A. Britton both of Plaistow, N.H.; 
sisters Grace M. Britton of Salisbury and Bonita L. Howell of Merrimac; and nieces, nephews, 
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements were by Berube-Comeau Funeral Home. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Daniel P. DeFlorio
Daniel P. DeFlorio, 79, died Monday at Hale Hospital.
Born and educated in Haverhill, Mr. DeFlorio was a retired postal worker.
During World War II, he was an Army Air Corps staff sergeant. He was a gunner on the plane the 
Flying Fortress when he and his crew were shot down over Germany. He was a prisoner of war for two 
years and received the P.O.W. Medal and the Purple Heart.
Mr. DeFlorio was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish, a member of the Garibaldi Club, Disabled 
American Veterans, Amvets, American Legion and Top Cops.
He leaves his wife Elaine (Graciale) DeFlorio, son Dr. Daniel DeFlorio and his wife Donna of 
Wilbraham; stepson Michael Graciale of Haverhill; brother Michael of Haverhill; one granddaughter; 
and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Scatamacchia Funeral Home. 
Funeral services are Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass at 10:30 a.m. 
in Sacred Hearts Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Ruth's House, 14 Stevens St., Haverhill MA 01830 or American Cancer 
Society, 66-Y Concord St., Wilmington MA 01887. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Lillian Mary Gingras
Lillian Mary (Gingras) Gingras, 87, of Kittery, Maine died last Wednesday in Eliot, Maine due to 
injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She previously resided in Haverhill.
Born in Methuen, she was the daughter of Alfred and Adelina (Brochu) Gingras. She was a longtime 
Lawrence resident and later moved to Haverhill where she resided from 1953 to 1986. She was a 
resident of Plaistow, N.H. before moving to Kittery.
Mrs. Gingras graduated from St. Joseph High School in Lawrence. She sang for many years in 
Lawrence churches and was a member of the former St. Joseph's Parish, now All Saints, where she 
was a soloist for weddings and funerals. She was a former member of the Ladies of St. Anne 
Society, the Third Order of Mary and St. Joseph's Parish choir. Recently, she was a member of St. 
Catherine's of Siena in Portsmouth, N.H.
Primarily a housewife and homemaker, she assisted her son in his local business for many years. 
Since 1959 she was a summer resident of the Greenlands in Hampton Beach, N.H.
The widow of Rudolph P. Gingras to whom she was married for 43 years, she leaves son Daniel P. 
Gingras of Kittery with whom she resided; daughter Constance (Gingras) Schofield and her husband 
Michael of Auburn, N.H.; grandson Andrew Gingras; and great-granddaughter Dana Rose Gingras.
She was also the sister of the late Alcide A. Gingras.
A funeral Mass was Monday in All Saints Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Plaistow.
Arrangements were by Berube-Comeau Funeral Home. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Euretta H. Hare
Euretta H. (Glazier) Hare, 88, died Sunday at Hale Hospital.
She was a registered nurse at Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca, N.Y.
Mrs. Hare graduated from New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1934 and received her 
bachelor's degree in nursing from Empire State College in 1967. She was a member of Order of 
Eastern Star in New York, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Georgetown 
and a member of the Haverhill Guild for the Blind.
The widow of William A. Hare, she leaves sons Edmund D. Hare of Ithaca, William Hare of Indiana, 
Penn. and David Hare of Center Harbor, N.H.; daughter Lucinda "Cindy" Daly of Haverhill; sister 
Genevieve Doney of California; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A dedication is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Freer Memorial Park, Ithaca.
Arrangements were by Merton E. Roberts Jr. and Conte Funeral Home, Georgetown.
Memorials may be made to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jewett St., Georgetown MA 
01833 or Stevens-Bennett Home, Inc., 337 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Melina E. (Yeterian) Kasabian
Melina E. (Yeterian) Kasabian of Andover and formerly of Ward Hill, died Tuesday at Lawrence 
General Hospital.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Jaffarian) Yeterian. She 
attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill High.
Mrs. Kasabian had been employed for 22 years as an office manager at DeMoulas Markets at both 
Central and Westgate Plaza before her 1988 retirement. She was a devoted mother and grandmother 
who enjoyed family gatherings, sewing and handicrafts.
She was the wife of the late Reuben Kasabian.
She leaves children Robert J. Kasabian and his wife Elizabeth of Ashburn, Va., David R. Kasabian 
and his wife Anna of Boston, Elizabeth Sharp and her husband David of North Andover, Virginia 
"Ginger" Gendron and her husband Thomas of Ward Hill; nine grandchildren; sisters Esther DeVito 
and her husband Frank of Bradford and Virginia Shrestinian and her husband Ara of Andover; and 
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home. A funeral is 
Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Gregory Armenian Church, 158 Main St., North Andover. Burial will be in 
West Parish Cemetery, Andover. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Marjorie E. McDonald
Marjorie E. (Tatro) McDonald, 76, of Newbury died Thursday at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
Born and educated in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Helen (Hinkson) 
Tatro. She was a Haverhill High School graduate.
She had been a resident of Newbury since 1976 and previously resided in Haverhill.
Mrs. McDonald had been employed at Lucent Technologies, Inc. until her 1982 retirement.
She was the wife of the late John J. McDonald, Sr. 
She leaves daughters Mary Jane Ray and her husband Charles A. of Kingston, N.H. and Patricia A. 
Farley and her husband Edward of Bradford; sons John J. McDonald Jr. of Dracut and Michael G. 
McDonald of Newbury; eight grandchildren; sister Nancy J. Tatro of Haverhill; brother Raymond J. 
Tatro of San Diego, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was Monday in St. James Church. Burial was in St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements were by C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Margaret W. McGrath
Margaret W. (Partrick) McGrath, 79, of Haverhill died last Tuesday at the Hannah Duston Healthcare 
Center.
Born in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Clinton B. and Dorothea (Moorehouse) 
Partrick. She had been a resident of Haverhill since 1992 and previously resided in Deep River, 
Conn.
She leaves daughter Pamela D. Hunt of Haverhill; sons Maurice F. McGrath III of Ludlow and Richard 
B. McGrath of New Hope, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Peggy W. McGrath who died in 1993 and sister of the late Arthur 
Partrick.
Burial was in Ridgefield, Conn.
Arrangements were by C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Jennie Mysel
Jennie (Jacobowitz) Mysel, 89, of Haverhill died Friday at her residence.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Rebecca (Wahrhaftyk) and Aaron Louis Jacobowitz. 
Mrs. Mysel moved to Atkinson, N.H. at the age of eight and was educated at Atkinson Academy. She 
had been employed as a bookkeeper.
She was a life member of Temple Emanu-El. She was a member and past president of the Sisterhood of 
Temple Emanu-El, member and past treasurer of Hadassah, of which she was its second member. In 
1982, Mrs. Mysel received Hadassah's "Woman of the Year" Award and in 1992, the "Love of a 
Lifetime" Award. She was also a member of the Hale Hospital Auxiliary.
She leaves her husband of 66 years, Philip Mysel; son Allan L. Mysel and his wife Carol of 
Charleston, S.C.; daughter Roberta and her husband Anthony Speranzo of Mission Viejo, Calif.; five 
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral was Sunday in Temple Emanu-El. Burial was in Children of Israel Cemetery.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hadassah, c/o Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St., Haverhill MA 01830. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Joseph Poull
Joseph "Sonny" Poull, 57, died last Monday.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, he attended Haverhill Schools and was a member of All Saints Parish.
He leaves sisters Joan Ardagna of Methuen, Josephine Dube of Haverhill and Helen Toomey, with whom 
he lived in Haverhill; and nieces and nephews.
Burial was private. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Herbert F. Rines
Herbert F. Rines, 71, of Atkinson, N.H. died last Tuesday in Manchester, N.H.
He was an avid boating enthusiast and a member of the Crescent Yacht Club. 
Born in Saugus, he attended local schools and graduated from Bordentown Military School in New 
Jersey and later from the Massachusetts Military Academy. A graduate of Northeastern University, 
Mr. Rines served in the Massachusetts and Army National Guard from 1949 until 1955 with the rank 
of lieutenant.
He owned and operated a contracting and building company that was known as Homes of Distinction 
and later operated a commercial contracting company. He built and founded Hampstead Hospital in 
Hampstead, N.H. in 1974 and later Seaborn Hospital in Dover, N.H. and continued as a partner in 
the operation of the hospitals until his 1988 retirement.
He was the husband of the late Jeane E. (Blood) Rines. He leaves sons David F. Rines and his wife 
Nancy of Lee, N.H. and Andrew H. Rines and his wife Sue of Atkinson; daughters Ellen Desharnais 
and her husband Richard of Edinburg, N.Y. and Karen Rines of Londonderry, N.H.; sister Jacqueline 
Underwood of Parkersburg, W. Va.; six grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.
Burial was in Atkinson Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, Plaistow, N.H.
Memorials may be made to the Atkinson Police Department D.A.R.E. Program, P.O. Box 321, Atkinson 
NH 03811. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Adam E. Sternlieb
Adam Edward Sternlieb, infant son of David A. and Jennifer L. (Frey) Sternlieb of Haverhill, died 
Sunday at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
Besides his parents, he is survived by loving brother and sister Lindsey and Zachary Sternlieb; 
paternal grandparents Howard and Donna (Miller) Sternlieb of Haverhill; maternal grandparents 
Edward and Betsy (Dewey) Frey of Seekonk; and great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral Mass is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann Church, Main St., Route 113, West Newbury. 
Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Boston, 295 Devonshire St., Boston MA 
02110. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Louis Sturk
Louis "Benny" Sturk, 80, of Haverhill died Thursday at Hale Hospital.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, he was the son of Jeremiah and Mary O. (Gallant) Sturk. He was 
educated at Saint Joseph Grammar School and graduated from Haverhill High School. He earned a law 
degree from Suffolk University in 1950.
Mr. Sturk was an Army veteran of World War II. For 28 years, he was employed as a troubleshooter 
at Western Electric and retired in 1984. 
He was a member of All Saints Church.
He leaves his wife of 50 years, Athena D. (Demeris) Sturk; brother Peter Sturk of Florida; sisters 
Jackie Haseltine of Haverhill and Margaret Smith of Florida; sister-in-law Theresa Sturk of 
Haverhill; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral was Monday in All Saints Church. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or 
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc., 36 Cameron 
Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140-1102. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

David Lincoln Tye
David Lincoln Tye, 72, of Westport, Conn. died Saturday of a stroke.
An international businessman and philanthropist, he was born in Haverhill at a time when it 
considered itself the shoe capital of America. His parents and other relatives were instrumental 
in building that reputation. After graduating from Worcester Academy and Norwich University, he 
followed his family into the shoe business.
After several years of learning about footwear at his father's and other factories, Mr. Tye opted 
to put his knowledge to work in Japan. He and his family left for Asia just as Japan and its 
neighbors were undertaking their program of building a post-war industrial empire. Tye was hired 
by Mitsubishi, and helped build it into a $150 million enterprise.
Tye remained with Mitsubishi from 1959 to 1973, helping with its sale to the American industrial 
giant, W.R. Grace & Co.
He returned to America in 1973 and settled in Connecticut where he was chief executive officer for 
United Liquors of Connecticut, a subsidiary of the Massachusetts-based liquor wholesaler owned by 
his brother, A. Raymond Tye. When the Connecticut firm was sold, he continued in the wine and 
spirit business, running marketing companies in Connecticut and New York, where he lived for 
several years.
Tye was active in community projects with a special focus on health. He was a founding sponsor of 
the Jim Thorpe Gold Tournament for Juvenile Diabetes, a trustee of Park City Hospital in Syracuse, 
vice chairman of the State University of New York Health Science Center Council, a member of the 
Syracuse University Society of Fellows, a member of the Board of Associates of Bridgeport 
University and president of the Bridgeport Ballet Company. He also set up a New York-based 
satellite of Boston's Joslin Center for Diabetes and gave generously to the Central New York 
Children's Health Fund, the Telemedicine Fund and other Charities.
He leaves his wife Jean F. Tye; son Gerald of Phoenix, Ariz.; stepdaughter Wendy Carr Froggatt of 
Rowayton, Conn.; grandchildren Alecia and Joel Tye and Alexander Froggatt; brother A. Raymond Tye 
of Cambridge and the late Dr. Mauray J. Tye.
Burial was in Children of Israel Cemetery. 
Arrangements were by Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, Brookline. 
Memorials may be made to SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, N.Y. or the Cardiology 
Department, New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St., Boston MA 02111. 
 - Published November 8, 2000

Schelte vanGennep 
Schelte vanGennep, 73, of Haverhill died Tuesday at home. 
Born in the Netherlands, he was the son of the late Gerrit and Riekje (Gelderloos) vanGennep.
As a resident of the Netherlands, Mr. vanGennep served with the Dutch Marines from 1947 to 1949 
and fought in Indonesia. He and his wife immigrated to the United States in 1963 and had worked as 
a tanner for 30 years at Hoyt & Worthern Tanning Corp. until his 1992 retirement.
Mr. vanGennep was a longtime member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church. He was an active 
volunteer and assisted at the Open Hand Food Pantry at Universalist Unitarian Church, at Haverhill 
Housing Association and as a driver to those going to medical appointments.
He leaves his wife of 47 years, Reina I. (Rusthoven) vanGennep; daughter Margaret Prue and her 
husband Paul of Bradford; son Garet vanGennep and his wife Maureen of Haverhill; four 
grandchildren; brothers Jurry vanGennep, Fokke vanGennep and Paul vanGennep all of the 
Netherlands; sisters Hilda van der Veen of Willowdale, Canada, Janti Vos, Riena Koster, Joke 
Vandervlies and Ina Huizenga all of the Netherlands; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Thursday, 3-7 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home. Funeral is Friday at 
10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Burial is in Elmwood Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 346 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01830.
 - Published November 8, 2000 

Marion Payos
You knew her by the fashions she designed and the hats she wore. Marion (Angelotti) Payos, 73, of 45 Fernwood Ave., Bradford, died Tuesday morning at her home after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. In her prime, Mrs. Payos worked as an assistant fashion designer for Bobbi Brooks of New York and later as head costume designer for Hooker-Howe Costume Co. in Bradford. "She had an artistic eye for fashion and was always producing new designs," said Theodore V. Payos, her husband of 42 years. "When you mentioned her name, people would smile. She had a legion of friends from all walks of life." Mrs. Payos always had a needle in her hand at work or home. She would design her children's clothes. The gown she wore on her wedding day was self-created. She made coats and wedding dresses, Halloween costumes and novelty clothes. Her many years in New York under the tutelage of Brooks, a noted designing house, lapped over into her personal life. "We'd be sitting in front of the TV and mother would be critiquing the costumes instead of the story," said daughter Andrea J. Payos. "She knew every stitch and every detail." After her marriage, Mrs. Payos worked as a permanent substitute in the Haverhill school system for 15 years, joining her husband. Mr. Payos served 36 years as a guidance counselor at Haverhill High. She tutored a number of students in basic elementary studies and was recognized for her buoyant manner and constant humor. Her artistic approach extended to watercolors. Mrs. Payos enjoyed painting portraits, more for hobby than commercial venture. She was an ardent fan of the Boston Celtics and a gourmet cook. The culinary side rubbed off on her son, William L. Payos, who turned it into a vocation and once worked as executive chef of Haverhill Country Club. Ronnie Sheehan, a close friend for 20 years, described her as a kind, considerate person whose compassion was never lacking. Mrs. Payos was diagnosed with cancer in July. The disease never diluted her spirit. Her husband stayed by her side every step of the way. "She accepted her fate and was not afraid to die," said her husband. "She had such a concern for her family and friends. People from hospice did an incredible job right to the end. We can never thank them enough." Mrs. Payos was born in Haverhill, daughter of Luigi and Rose (Capriole) Angelotti, and was educated in city schools, graduating from Haverhill High in 1945. She continued her education at the New England School of Art in Boston. Prior to her retirement, she was a receptionist for Davco Industries. Besides her husband, she leaves her daughter, Andrea J. Payos, Haverhill, and her friend, Keith Koller, Lowell; her son, William L. Payos and a daughter-in-law Victoria Payos, Haverhill; granddaughters Brianna and Alyssa Payos, Haverhill; a sister, Teresa Collier, Haverhill; a brother, Peter Angelotti and his wife, Virginia, Westford, and several nieces, nephews and friends. Her funeral will be Friday morning at 9:30 at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., with a Mass at 10:30 in Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. 
 - Published November 8, 2000


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