Donald A. Sisson, 85, Owned Direct Line Furnishings

Donald A. Sisson, 85, of Haverhill, died Wednesday night, Nov. 11, at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen.

He was born in Stoneham, June 12, 1930, son of the late Frank “Les” and Gladys (Bartlett) Sisson. Educated in the Stoneham school system, Sisson graduated from Stoneham High School, class of 1947 and attended Northeastern University. He was employed as a salesman for Lever Bros., Johnson & Johnson and Wells Lamont Co. from where he retired. In his retirement he owned and operated Direct Line Furnishings. From 1978 to 1986 he and his wife owned and operated Lake Christopher Campground, Bryant Pond, Maine. Prior to moving to Epping, N.H., in 1986, he resided in Lynnfield for more than 19 years. While in Epping, Sisson was very involved in town and state politics and was a founder of The Granite State Taxpayers Association.

His survivors include his wife of 64 years, Barbara (Gay) Sisson of Haverhill; daughter, Kimberly G.Klemarczyk and her husband Stephen of Haverhill with whom he lived; two sons, Mark E. Sisson and his wife Virginia of Eagan, Minn., and Gary L. Sisson and his wife Joan of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Marjorie Parker and her husband Charles of North Berwick, Maine; seven grandchildren, Ryan Sisson and his wife Allison of Minn., Corey Sisson and his fiancé Lisa Robinson of Minn., Daniel Sisson of Penn., Tyler Sisson of Wash., Jackie Pagaduan and her husband Chris of Wash., Kelly Kaineg and her husband Peter of Idaho, Kristen Nassif and her husband Ricardo of Haverhill; five great grandchildren, Lily and Olive Sisson of Minn., McKinley and Maple Nassif of Haverhill and Billie Kaineg of Idaho.

His funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family with interment in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Stoneham Class of 82 and 47 William F. Buckley Scholarship Fund C/O Salem Five Bank, 359 Main St. Stoneham, MA 02180. Further information about this fund can be found at Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford.