Peter J. Carter, 77, a resident of Merrimac for the last 47 years, died peacefully on Oct. 21 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, following a long illness. Born in Haverhill, Carter was a United States Navy veteran and recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He worked for the Atherton Furniture Company and the Samuel Roberts Clothing Company before serving as a layout operator at Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent for 27 years. He cofounded Hap’s Alley and performed locally at children’s parties and nursing homes as Reggie the Clown. A private family burial service with military honors will be held at a later date in the State of New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H.
Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Gosselin) Dorsey, 100, wife of the late William A. Dorsey, died Oct. 21 at the Prescott House in North Andover with her family by her side. A longtime resident of the Acre neighborhood, Dorsey worked at CVS in Haverhill. Calling hours are Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services begin Friday morning at 9 a.m. in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill at 10 a.m. Burial follows in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill.
Carol A. (Sullivan) Mendez, 76, of Georgetown, died Oct. 21 at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. Calling hours are Sunday, Oct. 27 from 1-3 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Bradford. A funeral service follows at the funeral home. Burial in Georgetown’s Harmony Cemetery is private.