Today’s Obituaries: March 12

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Helen D. (Demeris) Petrakis, a longtime resident of Haverhill, died peacefully at Westminster Healthcare Center in Westminster Md. on March 8. A Haverhill High School graduate, she worked most of her life in the city’s shoe industry and later at Lowell’s Wang Laboratories. Calling hours are Friday, March 15 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services follow at noon, with burial in Linwood Cemetery, John Ward Avenue, Haverhill.

Loretta “Lory” Valhouli, 84 of Stratham, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, died Sunday, March 10, surrounded by her family. A hairdresser until age 80, Valhouli and her husband John owned and operated The Dancers Boutique in Haverhill. Calling hours are Thursday, March 14 from 4-7 PM at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her funeral is Friday, March 15 beginning at 10 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Holy Apostles Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill. Burial follows in Linwood Cemetery.

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