Today’s Obituaries—Jan. 21: Kahigian, Marceddu

Constance L. “Connie” Kahigian, 90, of Haverhill, died Jan. 19, at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Markhas J. Kahigian to whom she was married for 56 years. She was a cafeteria worker in Haverhill’s schools and served at Hannah Duston Elementary School, Nettle School and Haverhill High School before retiring after 20 years of service. Kahigian was a longtime and active member of First Baptist Church for 64 years where she was a member of the choir and Mary Martha Ladies Group.

Today’s Obituaries—Jan. 20: Stearns

Craig Stearns, 61, longtime Haverhill resident, died Friday morning, Jan. 17, at High Pointe Hospice, with his family by his side. He grew up in Hudson. His father, Ellsworth, was an engineer and inventor. He passed this interest on to Craig who graduated from WPI with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Today’s Obituaries—Jan. 17: Pearl

Sandra (Ward) Pearl, 68, longtime Haverhill resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, surrounded by her loved ones. She was raised in Salem, N.H., and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1968.  Visitation is Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main St., Haverhill, from 9 a.m.- noon.

Today’s Obituaries—Jan. 16: Albanese, Francis, Goller Knutson

John L. Albanese Jr., 70, of Haverhill, and formerly of Georgetown and Punta Gorda, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 12, at Holy Family Hospital, Haverhill. During the Vietnam War he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as a lance corporal. He earned a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with three clusters, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm and Gold Frame, and a Rifle Marksman Badge. After being discharged he attended Ms. Farmers School of Cookery, Boston, and the American Culinary Institute, N.Y. He was employed for several years as a head chef in various local hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout New England.

Today’s Obituaries—Jan. 15: Deschene

Evelyn A. (Noury) (Butruccio) Deschene, 97, formerly of South Webster Street, Bradford, died Monday night, Jan. 13, at Hannah Duston House in Haverhill. Born and raised in Haverhill, she attended Haverhill public schools and first worked as a coil winder at Western Electric Co. She was later employed at Burns and Towne Electronics and Semi-Conductor Circuits of Windham, N.H., and as a stitcher in the local garment factories. Calling hours are Friday morning, Jan.

Today’s Obituaries—Jan. 13: Groves, Tavanese

Steven R. Groves, 38, died Jan. 9, at his residence in Bradford. He was a talented chef who loved cooking and creating and was employed in the restaurant industry for many years. Calling hours are Monday, Jan. 13 from 4-7 p.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill.

Steven D. Merrow, 59, Worked at Grossmans and Channel Building Supply Stores

Murfreesboro, Tenn.—Steven D. Merrow, former resident of Woburn and Methuen and Salem, N.H., passed away suddenly Sunday December 8, after a period of declining health. Steve was born in Winchester, to parents Donald and Kathleen Merrow. Steve grew up in Woburn surrounded by loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins. His parents moved to Salem, NH when Steve was a teenager. Not long after, Steve began his career years, first at Grossmans Building Supply, then as a supervisor at Channel Building Supply in Somerville.