Mayor Establishes Children’s Fund After Bradford Deaths

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini. (Courtesy photograph.)

A fund has been established by Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini to aid two children who lost both their parents in what authorities have called “unattended” deaths.

Fiorentini established a fund Thursday to aid the two children who lost both parents tragically last weekend. The fund has been set up at Pentucket Bank.

“I have been in touch with their grandmother and she has indicated that the children are not in need of clothing or toys, but gift certificates to Market Basket would be welcome. They can be dropped off at the mayor’s Office. I know our community will do whatever they can to support these children,” Fiorentini said.

The couple, a 36-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, was found unresponsive in a Lamoille Avenue home last Saturday morning by their young children. The Department of Children and Families have placed the children, ages 10 and 8, in the custody of a grandmother whom the children contacted first. Autopsies have been ordered.

Donations may also be made at any Pentucket Bank branch, or by mail to: City of Haverhill Fund for the two Bradford Elementary School Children who lost their parents, Pentucket Bank, One Merrimack Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.