Today’s Obituaries: Geraldine Cesati; Worked for Haverhill Fire Chief Burton

Geraldine F. “Geri” (Heymans) Cesati, 70, of Atkinson, N.H., and a former longtime resident of 11th Avenue in Haverhill, died peacefully, following a long illness, on Tuesday Oct. 26, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, with her loving family by her side. Born in Methuen, daughter of Frank and Helen (Currie) Heymans, she was raised and educated in Methuen and Haverhill, graduating Haverhill High School with the Class of 1968. As a young woman, she was employed as a secretary to the late Haverhill Fire Chief Lewis C. Burton. She left the work force to stay at home and raise her children until they were grown.

Today’s Obituaries: William J. Hammond, 62, Longtime Haverhill Volunteer

A funeral service for William J. Hammond, 62, a longtime Haverhill volunteer, takes place Wednesday, Aug. 11. Hammond of Brattleboro, Vt., and formerly of Plaistow, N.H., and Haverhill died from natural causes Feb. 10, in Brattleboro. Born in Haverhill, son of the late Robert Hammond and Victoria (Selvaggio) Hammond, he moved to Plaistow with his family in 1969 and graduated from Timberlane Regional High School with the class of 1977.

Today’s Obituaries: Norma I. Lynch, 95, Well-Known Banker, Haverhill Chamber Booster

Norma I. Lynch, 95 of Seabrook Beach, N.H., passed away July 24 at Anna Jaques Hospital surrounded by her large, loving family following a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, John. J. Lynch Jr. in 2019. She was born in Newburyport, May 30, 1926, daughter of the late Earl and Dorothy Roberts (Eaton). She attended Amesbury Schools and following graduation attended the Macintosh Business School.

Today’s Obituaries: Chris Otero, 21, Victim of July 16 Auto Accident

Chris Otero, 21, of Haverhill, passed away unexpectedly from injuries sustained as the result of an automobile accident on July 16 at Lowell General Hospital. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of Jaime Otero and Francisca Then. He was raised and educated in Haverhill and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 2017, and attended Northern Essex Community College. Otero was employed as a delivery driver for Giovanni’s Restaurant in Haverhill for the past four years. He enjoyed his job and all the people he worked with.

Today’s Obituaries—Gloria L. Dorr, 82., Volunteer at Haverhill Schools

Gloria Lorraine (Dinsmore) Dorr, 82, wife of the late Walter F. Dorr Jr., passed away at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill on June 30. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Lorraine L. (Foisy) Dinsmore. She was raised in Haverhill and lived there all her life. She was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1956. She was a stay-at-home mother who volunteered her time.

Today’s Obituaries—Robert Bertoni, 65, Owned Megahertz Computer

After a three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer Robert Bertoni, 65, passed away peacefully and in his own time at the Kaplan Family Hospice House Tuesday, June 29. Born to the late Elio and Marion (Blanchard) Bertoni in Norwood, he graduated from Barnstable High School before attending Boston College. In addition to his wife, partner and constant companion Elizabeth (Beth) O’Shea Bertoni, he is also survived by son Dan Burrows, daughter Dylan Bertoni, mother-in-law Barbara O’Shea, all of Haverhill; sister-in-law Brenda Kearney and her husband Mark of Cody, Wyo.; and brother-in-law, Brian O’Shea of Florida. Bertoni leaves behind many, many friends who will always carry his memory. Bertoni enjoyed spending time with his family at their Maine vacation home, being captain and head fisherman of his boat, golfing, playing cards and utilizing his exceptional culinary skills.

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.