Henry P. “Red” Fairbrother, 75, Iron Worker, Boilermaker Union

Henry_FairbrotherHenry P. “Red” Fairbrother, 75, of Haverhill, passed away Tuesday, July 5, at Boston Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Henry A. and Susanna G. (McGonagle) Fairbrother. He served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1965, and was honorably discharged. Fairbrother was a welder, fitter and iron worker for the Boilermaker Union. He worked as a metal fabricator as well. He was a pilot, building his own experimental airplanes.

Besides his wife, Sharon (Hicks) Fairbrother, of more than 30 years, he is survived by his children, Harry Fairbrother and his wife Pamela of Danville, N.H.; Jeffrey Fairbrother and his wife Susan of Yuma, Ariz.; Patrick Wason and his wife Kathy of Costa Rica; Dana Hodgdon and his wife Charla of Frisco, Texas; Julie Salvador and her husband Dave of Danville, N.H.; Melissa Hodgdon of Peabody and Kimberly Ramsey of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Beau, Stephanie, Jake, Kayla, Kristin, Kyle, Zachary and Elijah; eight step grandchildren; brother, Arthur Fairbrother of Plum Island;  sister Grace Bukowski of Newton, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Carl Fairbrother, his sister Anna Heffler and his dog Buster.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Friday, July 8, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 9, 1o a.m., in the funeral home. Burial follows in Walnut Cemetery, Kenoza Street, Haverhill. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.