Today’s Obituaries—March 25: German-Chernesky, Parino

Lillian T. German-Chernesky, 72, wife of Daniel J. Chernesky, died March 22, at Willow Manor in Lowell. Born in Haverhill on May 2, 1947, she was raised and educated in Haverhill, attending St. Joseph’s School and Haverhill High School. With her first husband Richard German, she lived in Plaistow, N.H., where they raised their three sons. She was employed as a hair dresser, worked at the Methuen Mall and Glynn Memorial Hospital.

Today’s Obituaries—March 24: Enaire, Hoyt, Noll

Thomas Enaire, 58, of Haverhill, died March 22, at Wingate in Haverhill with his family by his side. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1979. He was a local mechanic, working for Roberts Auto on Kenoza Street and for Bradford Towing. For more than 20 years with his partner Linda Minott, he was the owner of Affordable Window Cleaning. Services will be announced at a later date.

Today’s Obituaries—March 23: Goodwin

David Webster Goodwin, nearly 96, of Merrimac, died March 19, at his home. Born in Haverhill, he was a longtime resident of River Road, Merrimacport. He attended Haverhill High School and, following his graduation from Governor Dummer Academy in 1942, enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1949 he graduated from Bates College. He spent his banking career on Merrimack Street, Haverhill, and participated in variety of social and community organizations.

Today’s Obituaries—March 20: Soucy, Spinney

Mark J. Soucy, 59, died March 18 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. Born in Haverhill, he attended Haverhill schools and was the senior class president of Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, class of 1978. He was an electrician for more than 40 years working for various electricians and Morrill Electric of Amesbury for more than 20 of those years. He was also a former officer of Amvets Post 147, Primrose Street, Haverhill.  Services are private to the family.

Today’s Obituaries—March 17: Beekler, Harrington, LaFleche, Prescott

Robert M. Beekler, 81, of Kingston, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, died March 10, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Soon after high school, he joined the Navy and served with the Heavy Attack Squadron as an aviation electronics technician before his honorable discharge in 1963. In Meriden, Conn., he realized his goal of owning his own business, 1-2-3 Auto Wash. As his family grew he and his wife Barbara returned home in 1968 to live in Bradford. He had a successful 35- year career operating a laminating machine for Vernon Plastic before retirement.

Today’s Obituaries—March 16: Bilodeau, Goldsmith

Kenneth Joseph Bilodeau, 86, of Merrimac, died March 13, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Haverhill, in 1951 at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Army, completed basic training and deployed to the Korean War, returning to Massachusetts in 1953. Rus Chaput of Haverhill, a childhood friend, recalled sailing home on the same ship as “Umpie.” The passage took two weeks and they celebrated New Year’s Eve twice that year, as the ship crossed the International Date Line. After nearly six decades of working for many precast concrete companies, he raised vegetables in his garden and leased lots, donating to local food pantries every week. He was a commander of the Haverhill Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 294 from 2004 to 2006.

Today’s Obituaries—March 13: DeMaris, Gilford

John W. DeMaris, 74, died March 10, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side. Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School, class of 1963. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. For more than 22 years he served his community as a Haverhill Firefighter and also served as an EMT for the City of Haverhill. Calling hours are Sunday, March 15, from 2-5 p.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill.

Today’s Obituaries—March 12: Apostolou

Demetra (Tikellis) Apostolou, 83, died Wednesday, March 10, at Anna Jaques Hospital. Born in Haverhill, she attended Roger’s Hall and Pine Manor. Apostolou worked as a real estate and insurance broker. As an active parishioner of the Holy Apostle Greek Church in Haverhill, she sang in the choir and served as secretary to Father Makarios. Funeral services are Saturday, March 14, at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St., Haverhill.