Today’s Obituaries—Joseph G. Janvier, 66, Longtime Technician at Copilabs

Joseph G. Janvier, 66, of Haverhill, died Monday morning, May 3, at Kaplan Family Hospice, Danvers. He was born in Methuen, July 2, 1954, son of the late Russell and Virginia (Gagnon) Janvier and was educated in Sacred Hearts Grammar School and graduated from Central Catholic High School. Joe was employed as a head cashier for Market Basket prior to beginning a career of over 20 years as a technician for Copilabs, Lawrence. He was an active member of the Rock Church, Plaistow, N.H. His faith in Christ was strong and his family is in peace knowing that he is now with the Father in Heaven. His survivors include his husband of three years, Denis Hall of Haverhill, a son, Dr. Shaun Janvier and his spouse Jenny of Maine, a daughter, Vanessa Bretton and her spouse Dennis of Hampstead, NH, a sister, Mary Schook and her spouse Lauren of Raymond, NH, two brothers, Stephen R. Janvier, Richard Lacasse and his spouse Linda of Methuen, four precious grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Broadcast Hall of Famer Ron Chapman, Who Began at WHAV in 1953, Dies at 85

Ron Chapman, who went from his Haverhill High School graduation in 1953 to a job as a WHAV disc jockey and eventually became a national broadcast hall of famer, died Monday at 85. He gained fame under the name “Irving Harrigan” when he joined KLIF, Dallas, where he teamed up with Jack “Charlie Brown” Woods in 1959 on the “Charlie and Harrigan Show.” Chapman was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters’ Radio Hall of Fame in 2010, the Chicago-based Museum of Broadcast Communications’ Radio Hall of Fame in 2012 and again, as part of the team of Charlie and Harrigan, in 2014. According to research conducted by media historian Donna L. Halper, Chapman was born Ralph F. Chapman, son of Walter and Katie F. (MacDougall) Chapman, Jan. 25, 1936, in Newton, Mass. The family, which also included his brother James and sister Florence, moved to Haverhill later in the 1930s when Chapman’s father owned Riverside Variety Store, 3 E. Broadway.

Today’s Obituaries—Christopher ‘Tuffa’ M. Sardella, 45, Owned C Mario’s House of Pizza

Christopher “Tuffa” M. Sardella, 45, died Thursday, April 22, in Methuen of a drug overdose. He was born on July 1, 1975 at the Hale Hospital in Haverhill. He was the son of Steven D. and Corinne M. (Collins) Sardella. He didn’t have a stable residence, used a Ward Hill mailing address and had lived in New York and various local towns and cities of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Tuffa attended Haverhill Schools into high school and graduated from Whittier Vo-Tech in 1993.

Today’s Obituaries—William and Matilda Rayno of Methuen

William E. Rayno and his wife Matilda E. Rayno passed away in their home of 57 years in Methuen on Saturday, March 20. William “Bill” Rayno was born on November 13, 1934 in Methuen. He attended Lawrence Public Schools before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1960 Bill began what would become a 35-year career with the Methuen Police Department, a profession he truly lived and loved. Starting as a Patrolman and eventually serving as a Detective, Bill ended his career with the MPD serving as Court Prosecutor for the Methuen Police in Lawrence District Court.

Today’s Obituaries—Winifred M. ‘Winnie’ Barrett, 93

Winifred M. “Winnie” (Brown) Barrett, 93, of Bradford, passed away, March 10, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born in Lawrence, May 1, 1927, daughter of the late Josiah and Winifred (Meachan) Brown. Mrs. Barrett graduated from Haverhill High and Boston University and taught home economics before starting a family with her husband Burt. Winnie’s family benefitted from her skilled home making abilities. She was a great cook and a creative seamstress.

Today’s Obituaries— Robert A. Pike, 70, Haverhill High Instructor, Football Coach

Robert A. Pike, 70, husband of Christine (Hanley) Pike, passed away March 3, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of Patricia (O’Neil) Pike of Haverhill and the late William Pike. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class of 1968, and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Maine, class of 1972. Pike taught at Haverhill High School, teaching history for many years. He loved the game of football and coached at Central Catholic, Austin Prep, Haverhill High School, Amesbury High School and Sanborn Regional High School.

Today’s Obituaries—Kate Elizabeth (Freitas) Sherwood, 45, Londonderry High Counselor

Kate Elizabeth (Freitas) Sherwood, 45, of West Newbury, passed away unexpectedly at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, surrounded by family, on Feb. 16. Born in Manchester, N.H., on April 23, 1975, the daughter of Carol (Desrosiers) Freitas and Jeffrey D. Freitas. Kate married the love of her life R. Dougan Sherwood and together they raised two wonderful children, Ben age 13, and Henry age 11. Kate’s family was the ultimate joy of her life.

Today’s Obituaries—John Nazaretian, 77, Former Community Development Director

John Nazaretian, 77, of Atkinson, N.H., passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 19, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill just after being diagnosed with leukemia a week earlier. John was born on June 14, 1943, the son of the late John and Virginia J. (Antaramian) Nazaretian. His father died defending freedom in World War II when John was just an infant. Little “Johnny” was the darling of his loving grandfather, aunts and uncles and the apple of his mother's eye!