William Cohen, 71, Self-Employed Cabinet Maker

William Cohen, 71, of North Andover, passed away Wednesday night,, Feb. 10, after a long battle with Cancer.

He was born in Winthrop July 6, 1944, son of the late Muriel (Freedman) and Jack Cohen. Cohen was educated in the Winthrop and Boston school systems and graduated from Boston Trade High School. For many years he was a self-employed cabinet maker. In his free time, he enjoyed visiting antique stores, honing his craft and relaxing with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon (Fenton) Cohen of North Andover, locally associated with the Tap restaurant; four sons, Jay and his wife Leeann Cohen of Revere, Douglas and his wife Aimee Cohen of Winthrop, David and his wife April Cohen of Winthrop and Benjamin Cohen of North Andover; brother, Alan and his wife Judy Cohen of Marston Mills; sister, Roberta Cohen and her husband Perry NeRantzis of Silver Spring, Maryland; six grandchildren, Evelyn, Shawn, Sara, Jackson, Joshua and Alexander; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Janice Brenner, who passed away recently.

At Cohen's request, all funeral services will be private and at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford. Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.