Today’s Obituaries—March 31: Michitson, Law, Geddes, Traister

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Paul Arthur Michitson, 61, died March 25. Born in Haverhill on March 17, 1959, he attended Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, graduating in 1977. Working in nursing homes he was the director of maintenance at Northwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for the last 24 years. He played and coached in the Northeast Baseball League from 1978 to about 1992 and put together a local team after high school. Services are private.

Claire R. (Paradis) Law, 91, formerly of Haverhill died on March 26. Born in Haverhill on March 8, 1929, Law was educated in Haverhill, graduating from Haverhill High School in 1946. Law owned and operated her own craft store, “Family Affair,” in Groveland and was a communicant of the former St. Joseph’s Church. As an accomplished seamstress she made girl’s outfits with matching dolls and hats, pillows, afghans and other projects. Arrangements are made by Dole, Childs and Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St., Haverhill and are private with interment in the spring at Hillside Cemetery.

June G. (Mellen) Geddes, 75, died March 27. Geddes was employed as a nurse’s aide at Crystal Springs Golf Club in Haverhill. She was a very active volunteer in the Haverhill community and daily participant at the Haverhill Senior Center. Services are postponed until June. Arrangements are by the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill.

Lucille Grad Traister, 96, of Haverhill died March 28. As a graduate of Haverhill High School, she earned an associate degree from Bradford College. She assisted her husband’s wholesale shoe business in Boston and her brother’s ladies clothing store in Haverhill. Throughout her adult life she contributed to the care of the mentally ill and helped form a chapter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Haverhill serving on its founding board and briefly as an interim president. She was a lifelong member of Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill. Memorial services to be held at a future date.

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