William J. Langevin, 61, Manufacturing Manager

William J. Langevin, 61, of Haverhill, died on Tuesday, Feb. 20 after being stricken at home.

Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Robert and Rita (Laverdiere) Langevin. He attended Saint Joseph Grammar School and was a member of the Haverhill Trade School Class of 1974. He earned his Associates Degree in Business Management and went on to receive both his Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management and his MBA in Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Langevin was employed for 40 years as a Manufacturing Manager at Cobham Defense Electronics (formerly M/A-Com) and for the past year at Microwave Engineering Corporation of North Andover. He was a proud recipient of an Individual Recognition Award, presented personally to him by the U.S. Government Programs Office in Washington, D.C.

He was known as a man who could fix anything and was the first to help a neighbor, a friend, his family or a stranger. He enjoyed gardening and caring for his numerous pets. He was devoted to his dog Hickory, who joined him, his wife and grandchildren on walks in the woods.

Langevin leaves behind his beloved wife of 23 years, Nancy (Swartz) Langevin, who he told every single day that he was a lucky man. He will also be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his children Nathan Langevin and Lisa Kelly and their families, including his beloved eight grandchildren. He also leaves a brother Robert Langevin and his wife Emma of Va., two sisters Patricia Cowan and her husband Joe of New Hampshire and Jane Watson and her husband Mike of New Jersey, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. His funeral will begin on Monday morning at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA.