Richard G. Jegorow, 71, Worked at Haverhill Schools 20 Years

richard_jegarowRichard G. Jegorow, 71, a resident of Haverhill for the past 56 years, died peacefully on Palm Sunday, April 9, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born in Krakow, Poland, son of the late Jakub and Josefa (Majka) Jegorow, he moved to Australia at the age of 13 before immigrating to the United States and settling in Haverhill in 1961. He was a member of the Haverhill High School class of 1965 and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and received the National Defense Service Medal. He later received his associates degree from Northern Essex Community College. Jegorow was employed for 20 years at Honeywell Corporation and later worked for the Haverhill School Department for 20 years before his retirement. He was a member of All Saints Parish of Haverhill and the former Saint Joseph and Saint Michael Parishes of Haverhill. He enjoyed meticulously maintaining his car and working in his yard. He was also an avid Boston Bruins fan and of his Polish heritage.

He leaves his wife of 49 years, Gracelyn (Covely) Jegorow; three sons, Richard G. “Rick” Jegorow Jr. and his wife Michelle (Heieck) Jegorow of Haverhill, Peter J. Jegorow and his fiancé Kellie Young of Haverhill and Andrew Jegorow and his girlfriend Kelly Rochford of Haverhill; daughter Teresa (Jegorow) Glynn and her husband Thomas of Haverhill; seven grandchildren, Kylee Pailes, Richard “Ricky” Jegorow, Matthew Glynn, Nicholas Glynn, Meghan Jegorow, Jakub Jegorow, Zackary Jegorow; and a great-granddaughter, Aubree Jean Pailes. He was predeceased by a grand-daughter, Cecelia Jegorow.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jegorow’s life celebration Tuesday, April 11,from 4 to 8 p.m., at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway (route 97), Haverhill. His funeral is Wednesday, 9 a.m., from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in All Saints Church. Burial with military honors follows in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St. Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA., or to The Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA.