Dante J. Pagnottaro, 93, Former Shoe Assembler

Dante J. Pagnottaro, 93, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away Sunday, April 12, at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill.

He was born on July 12, 1921 in Haverhill, the son of the late Achille and Antonetta (Porro) Pagnottaro. He was raised in Haverhill and educated at the Beverly School for the Deaf in Beverly.

Pagnottaro worked for 40 years in the Haverhill area as a shoe assembler for the Allen Shoe Company. He enjoyed working with his hands. He liked to tend to his garden, and was known for growing his tomatoes. He was also very talented as a wood worker. He loved spending time with his family and never missed attending a family event. He was very well known around the Haverhill area, especially by his friends at the Lasting Room on Washington Street. He was very proud to be a member of the Lawrence Deaf Club for many years.

He was predeceased by his sister, Emma Pagnottaro and his brothers; Antonio and Mario Pagnottaro. He is survived by his nephews Alexander Pagnottaro and his wife, Dianna of Kingston, N.H., Gary Pagnottaro of Haverhill, and Jay Tarzia and his wife, Carla of East Hampstead, N.H.; his grand-nieces, Caitlyn and Nicole Pagnottaro and Natalie Tarzia; his grand-nephews Christopher and Thomas Pagnottaro and Jimmy and Andrew Tarzia.

Family and friends are invited to attend his life celebration Wednesday, April 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill, MA. 01832. Funeral services take place at the funeral home Thursday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow the services in Linwood Cemetery.