Carolyn F. (Downing) Steele, 96, Former Shoe Worker

Carolyn F. (Downing) Steele, 96, longtime Haverhill resident, passed away Wednesday morning, June 10, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House.

Steele was born in Georgetown Sept.13, 1918, one of seven children of the late Walter and Bertha (Gage) Downing. She was raised and educated in Haverhill.

Beloved wife of the late John W. Steele, she worked for many years in the shoe industry and retired from Western Electric. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Her interests included crocheting, knitting, playing scratch tickets and watching the Boston Red Sox.

Her surviving family members include her daughters, Maureen Cadorette and spouse Maurice of Atkinson, N.H. and Cheryl Steele of Haverhill; grandchildren, Michael Cadorette, Jay Cadorette and spouse Elizabeth and Stephanie Cadorette and spouse Carolyn; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Maeve and Addison; siblings, Lillian Harrison of N.C. and Shirley Sweeney of Haverhill; several nieces and nephews; and many friends from Mission Towers where she resided.

Visitation takes place Friday morning, June 12, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St. (route 125), Haverhill beginning at 10. Funeral Services take place in the funeral home at 11. Interment will follow in Atkinson Cemetery, Atkinson, N.H.