Today’s Obituaries—Carolyn M. Doherty, 93, Was V.P. of Eagle Wood Heel Co.

Carolyn Mary (Dougherty) Doherty of Groveland and Cape Canaveral, Fla/, passed away Friday, June 18, of natural causes while being cared for at Penacook Place in Haverhill. Doherty was born in Brockton, June 3, 1928, daughter of William E. Dougherty and Lillian E. Dougherty, both now deceased. Her family moved from Brockton to Haverhill where her father joined the booming shoe industry starting his own shoe related business. The family lived in the Riverside section of Haverhill, and she was educated at Haverhill High School. Shortly after World War II, she met Purple Heart recipient and U.S. Army veteran Harold E. Doherty Jr. also of Riverside.

Today’s Obituaries—Former Haverhill Police Officer Dante Coppola, 76

Retired Haverhill Police Officer Dante F. Coppola died suddenly Wednesday at his Groveland home. He was 76. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Bruno and Dena (D’Archangelo) Coppola. Raised in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill High School. Coppola obtained his associates degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Essex Community College.

Today’s Obituaries— Rev. Father Harold Francis Lawson, 88

Reverend Father Harold Francis Lawson, 88, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 5, at Regina Cleri Residence in Boston. Father Lawson was born in Haverhill, Feb. 18, 1933, son of the late, Harold M. and Gertrude (Loughlin) Lawson. He was a longtime resident of Haverhill and a member of the first class to graduate from all eight grades at Sacred Hearts School in Bradford. Father Lawson graduated from Haverhill High School in 1950, attended Merrimack College for one year, then entered into Saint John’s Seminary in Boston.

Today’s Obituaries—Peter John Dirsa, 53

Peter John Dirsa, 53, of Bolton, and formerly of Haverhill, died unexpectedly, but without any pain, Friday, May 14. He was born in Methuen, March 29, 1968, son of Mitchell and Jacqueline (Paolino) Dirsa of Haverhill. Educated in Saint Monica’s Grammar School, Methuen, Peter graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1986 and completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Phoenix. For over 15 years he was employed at IBM/Kenexa/BrassRing, most recently as a senior software architect for IBM. Peter enjoyed fishing, sailing, role playing games, sci fi/fantasy, solar power and anything to do with computers.

Today’s Obituaries—Donald F. LePage, 87

Donald (Don) F. LePage, 87, of Bradford, formerly of Natick, Framingham and Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away on Wednesday evening, April 28, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. Born on August 22, 1933 in Natick, MA, he was the son of the late Albert and Bridget (Powers) LePage. Don graduated from Natick High School, Class of 1951 and attended Franklin Institute in Boston. He served in the National Guard and was honorably discharged. He was employed as a Civil Engineer for the City of Newton for over 43 years.

Today’s Obituaries—Alex Malvers, Advocate for Merrimack Valley’s Disabled, Dies at 70

Alex J.C. Malvers, 70, of Haverhill, passed away Tuesday, May 4, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. He was born in Haverhill on June 6, 1950, son of the late Charles and Olga (Singelakis) Malvers. Malvers graduated from Northern Essex Community College in 1983. He had an interest in politics and served as chairman of the City of Haverhill Transportation Board and the Transportation Advisory Committee from 1989-1995.

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.