Dennis W. McFadden, 68, Firefighter, Vietnam Veteran

Dennis_McFaddenDennis W. McFadden, 68, a lifelong resident of Haverhill passed away, Monday, Aug. 31, surrounded by his family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, after a two year battle with cancer.

Born in Haverhill, he was the son of Thomas E. and Gwen (Johannesdottir) McFadden. He attended Haverhill Public Schools and was a graduate of Haverhill high School, class of 1964. A Vietnam Veteran, McFadden proudly served in the U.S. Army and was Honorably Discharged.

Following in his father’s footsteps, he was employed as a Haverhill Firefighter for more than 15 years. He then became involved in real estate ventures and sold Insurance for Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. His latest venture was sales for a local window company where he also excelled as a salesman. He enjoyed traveling, boating at Sebago Lake, and restoring cars.

He leaves his mother Gwen McFadden of Haverhill; four children, Brandon M. McFadden and his fiancé, Heather Raymond, of Methuen, Justin T. McFadden and his fiancé, Stacy Prosowski, of Malden, Rian D. McFadden and his wife, Lindsay (DiVincenzo), of Groveland, and Erin L. (McFadden) Scanlon and her husband, Joshua, of Methuen; 10 grandchildren, Gemma, Griffin, Devin, Caden, Brielle, Tyler, Laila, Hailey, Ashley and Matthew; siblings Thomas P. McFadden, of Haverhill, Eric McFadden and his wife, Karen, of Atkinson, N.H., Kathleen and Alphonse “Puffy” Frasca, of Haverhill; and nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call Thursday. from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. Haverhill. Funeral services begin Friday morning at 9 from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 at St. James Church, Winter St. Haverhill. Entombment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery Mausoleum, Salem St. Bradford. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute,  450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.