Bernard W. Muir, 58, Former Western Electric, Lucent Worker

MuirBernard W. Muir, 58, of Haverhill, husband of Kathleen T. (Foley) Muir, passed away Oct. 11, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Burlington, Vt., he was the son of Rita M. (Jerome) Muir and the late Howard W. Muir. He attended Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and was a graduate of the class of 1976. He was employed for 25 years at Western Electric and later at Lucent Technologies. For the past 13 years he was employed with Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley as a maintenance engineer. Muir was an avid card player and met with his regular crew Saturdays. He played in card tournaments on Thursday nights at the Old Oak in Merrimac. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren at the local county fairs and playing the arcades. Muir liked to scour the local yard sales and enjoyed shopping and fishing. He was proud of his 2002 Mustang convertible and spent many hours keeping it pristine.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his three daughters, Erin Marie Gendron of Haverhill, Meagan Lynn Pelletier and her husband Justin R. of Salisbury, and Kaitlyn Ann Muir of Haverhill; three grandchildren, Roger N. Gendron, Ethan W. Gendron and Dakota Sawyer Pelletier; three brothers, Daniel R. Muir of Sandown, N.H., Todd M. Muir and his wife Tina of Haverhill,  and Keith R. Muir and Barbara Lord of Haverhill; his sister, Tammy J. Muir of Sandown, N.H.. He is predeceased by his sister Terry Lee Therrian and his brother Ronald Muir.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, East Broadway, Haverhill. Contributions may be made in his memory to Toys for Tots, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, The Cooper Center, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172.