Longtime Haverhill Purchasing Agent Betty Burrill Dies at 92

Haverhill’s former longtime purchasing agent, Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Burrill, 92 died last Saturday morning. Burrill was employed by the City of Haverhill for more than 30 years—25 of those as purchasing agent. She died Aug. 13 at Hannah Dustin Long Term Care after a period of declining health. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Doris (Jalbert) Burns.

Haverhill’s First Woman Developer, ‘Peg’ Franzone Mathieson Dies at 91

Madelyn F. “Peg” Franzone Mathieson, 91, of Bradford, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, at Lawrence General Hospital. She was born in Newburyport on June 20, 1931, daughter of the late Arthur and Christine (Boyd) Dunn. She was educated in the Haverhill school system and graduated from Haverhill High School. She owned and operated Franzone Realty for numerous years.

Today’s Obituaries: Alice E. (Darmody) Iannalfo, 83, Worked for Haverhill Public Schools

Alice E. (Darmody) Iannalfo, 83, passed away on July 17, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newton, Mass., to the late William and Mary (O’Brien) Darmody, she grew up in Newton before settling in Haverhill, the city she called home for the rest of her life. For many years she was employed as a cafeteria worker in the Haverhill Public School system, serving food with a hearty side of love and caring for every one of the children. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother; she was a natural caregiver to all. She was very active in the community and volunteered for many local charities, including Ozzie’s Kids which held a special place in her heart.

Today’s Obituaries: Kevin P. Moriarty, 54, of Haverhill

Kevin P. Moriarty, 54, passed away July 5, at High Pointe Hospice in Haverhill with his loving family by his side. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of Patricia (Kohlweiss) Moriarty of Haverhill and the late Frederick Moriarty. Raised in Haverhill, he attended Whittier Tech and was a graduate of the Class of 1986. While at Whittier Tech he studied Auto Body repair. With his brothers, he loved skiing and grew up at the Bradford Ski Area.

Arrangements for Michael ‘Mikey’ Andrew Roy, 21, Motorcycle Accident Victim

Michael “Mikey” Andrew Roy, 21, of Haverhill, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 21, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Plaistow, N.H.

Born on March 18, 2001, Roy was adopted at the age of three. He grew up in Bradford and was a 2019 graduate of Haverhill High School. He had recently moved back home from Orlando, Fla., where he was a student at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and worked as an alligator education specialist at Gatorland. Michael was a sweet, loving, and vibrant young man. He had a wonderful sense of humor, an appetite for conquering his fears and many, many friends.

Former District Court Judge Kevin M. Herlihy Dies at 80

Kevin Michael Herlihy, son of Haverhill, was born Oct. 8, 1941, in the 3rd Congressional District, Ward 1, Precinct 1, City of Haverhill, and died June 3, in Ward 5, Precinct 3A, still in the District…and still in his city. Lover of politics and Benson’s red raspberry ice cream, the holder of an Irish passport, a fan of rock ‘n’ roll, a son, a brother, a dad….oh, and a judge. Kevin aspired to dance like Mick Jagger, to play golf like his cousin Paul, and to BE his cousin Joe. He was a mensch.

Sandra J. Bernstein, 81, Longtime Haverhill YMCA Staffer

Sandra J. Bernstein, 81, of Haverhill passed away June 4, at Penacook Place in Haverhill. She was born in New York City on Aug. 27, 1940, daughter of the late Joseph “Jack” Bernstein and Ethel May (Podworsky) Bernstein. Bernstein was a graduate of Haverhill High School. She worked at the Haverhill YMCA as well as Haverhill City Hall for many years.

Today’s Obituaries: Corinne “Cora/Reny” M. Sardella, Retired from Haverhill Schools

Corinne “Cora/Reny” M. (Collins) Sardella, 71, died Friday, May 27, peacefully at home with family by her side. She was born on Aug. 19, 1950 in Yokosuka, Japan. Cora was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Marie C. (Marcoux) Collins. Being a Navy brat, she also lived in Florida and California before her family returned to their home town of Haverhill in 1963, settling in  Ward Hill where Cora began many life time friendships.