Haverhill City Councilor LePage Mourns Loss of Son, 30

City Councilor Colin F. LePage, chairman of Administration and Finance Committee.

City Councilor Colin F. LePage, chairman of Administration and Finance Committee.

Haverhill City Councilor Colin F. LePage formally reported the death of his 30-year-old son, Christopher S., and his reaction in a Fourth of July Facebook post.

The death was the second loss of a child for the LePage family. In 2009, Sean M. LePage, 23, was killed when he was struck by a freight train near the Bradford rail station.

“Thank you all for your compassion and support while my family suffers a loss that is, frankly, more than I can comprehend at times. With much pain and sorrow, to Christopher's family and friends, I sadly, tearfully, inform you of the tragic news of my son,” he said.

Christopher Scott LePage, 30, of Bradford died Wednesday, July 1. He was born in Worcester, Sept. 27, 1984, to Colin LePage of Bradford and Michelle (LeBeau) Adams of Webster.

He was educated in both the Dudley and Haverhill school systems and earned his diploma from Haverhill High School, class of 2002. LePage was very athletic playing many sports in his youth and was a proud member of the Haverhill High School Wrestling Team for four years as well as a catcher for one season with the Haverhill High School Baseball Team. Known as “Shorty,” he was described as a funny, charismatic, caring young man with a contagious smile and a personality that would brighten every room that he walked into. He was a great conversationalist and a generous and loyal friend who enjoyed music and drawing. He was cherished by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. He was employed as an independent carpenter in the Greater Haverhill area.

LePage’s generous spirit will carry on through his organ donations, giving the gift of life to others in need of transplants.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Stefanie Black and her husband Ross of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepmother, Kerrie (Scarpaci) LePage of Bradford; stepfather John Adams of Webster; stepsister Killian Barry of Bradford; stepbrother John Adams and half-sister Shannon Adams, both of Webster; paternal grandparents, Donald and Shirley LePage of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Chester and Frances Moroz of Dudley; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the brother of the late Sean M. LePage and grandson of the late Lorraine (Buchanan) LePage.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours Wednesday, July 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main Street, Bradford. Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher LePage Memorial Fund at TD Bank. Proceeds from this fund will be donated to various charities in Christopher’s name.

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