Today’s Obituaries—Sept. 12: Bresnahan, Shaw

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Paul Francis Bresnahan Jr., 71, died peacefully with his family by his side in Delray Beach, Fla., on Grandparents’ Day, Sept. 8. A successful banker, Bresnahan began his career at the former Haverhill National Bank and ended his career at Family Bank. He also silently owned several small businesses throughout the Merrimack Valley. Calling hours take place Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St., Haverhill, from 4-7 p.m., with a funeral mass to be celebrated on his birthday, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Hearts Church in Bradford.

Jessie R. (Booth) Shaw, 99, died peacefully with her family at her side Sept. 9 at Wingate Residences at Haverhill. She worked as a legal secretary for Gardner and Gove Law Offices for 25 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, local funeral director Wesley J. Shaw Jr. Calling hours take place Friday, Sept. 13 from 4-8 p.m. at Dole, Childs and Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St., Haverhill. Her funeral is Saturday, Sept. 14 at noon at First Baptist Church, 217 Main St., Haverhill. Burial follows at Linwood Cemetery in Haverhill.

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