Fiorentini Offers Tribute to His Sister, Haverhill Teacher, Who Passed Away This Week

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini has provided a moving tribute to his sister, Anne Savinelli, who died Tuesday. Those who have attended the mayor’s inaugurations over the years will remember Savinelli as the event’s sergeant at arms. In fact, Fiorentini noted in his tribute, that he never would have been elected without her help. “For my entire political career Anne has been my best friend, my closest advisor and my greatest cheerleader. I never would have been mayor without her. My heart breaks,” he wrote.

John P. Malynn Jr., Worked at Haverhill National and Family Bank, Dies at 77

John P. Malynn Jr., 77, of Haverhill died peacefully, Sunday, April 24, at Penacook Place, Haverhill. Malynn was born Jan. 21, 1945 to the late John and Ann Malynn of Bradford. He was a graduate of Haverhill High School, University of Massachusetts Boston and Northern Essex Community College. He also attended the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Consumer Banking where he was elected class president.

Calling Hours Sunday for Harold E. ‘Bud’ Smith, Retired Haverhill Police Sergeant

Retired Haverhill Police Sgt. Harold E. “Bud” Smith, 81 of Newburyport, died April 13, at High Pointe Hospice in Haverhill. He was the husband of 45 years of Verna (Wile) Smith. Born in Haverhill on July 3, 1940, he was the son of the late Harold J. and Helen (Wilson) Smith and graduated from Trade School, class of 1959, then received his associates degree from Northern Essex Community College and a bachelor of science degree from the University of New Hampshire. He also attended University of Massachusetts.

Robert B. Duffy, Veteran and Former Haverhill Firefighter, Dies at 93

Robert B. Duffy, 93, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former Haverhill firefighter serving 28 years, passed away on March 25, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Duffy of North Hampton, N.H., formerly of Haverhill, was the husband of Betty Ann Duffy who passed away in December of 2021. Born in Haverhill Sept. 19, 1928, he was the son of the late William E. and Doris J. (Minor) Duffy. He was educated in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill High School where he was a member of the baseball team.

Richard ‘Rick’ Earle Seaman, Former Disc Jockey, Dies at 72

Richard “Rick” Earle Seaman, 72, of Londonderry, N.H., formerly of Haverhill, passed away April 3, Parkland Medical in Derry. He was born in Haverhill on Oct. 28, 1949, son of the late Earle W. Seaman Jr. and Norma I. (Fitts) Seaman. He was educated in Haverhill and attended UMass Lowell and then Northeast Broadcasting in Boston. He was employed as a DJ at WKNE in Keene, N.H., for several years.

Today’s Obituaries: Timothy F. Shanahan, 70, Had 35-Year Career at Raytheon Co.

Timothy F. Shanahan, 70, passed away unexpectedly March 21, at his home in Haverhill. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Eileen F. (Boner) Shanahan. He was a graduate of Pentucket High School, class of 1969. For over 35 years he was employed as at the Raytheon Company. When his children were young, he coached their Little League Baseball teams and also coached in the Tri-Star Little League.

Sandy J. ‘Baz’ Basiliere, Vietnam War Veteran, Dies at 66

Sandy J. “Baz” Basiliere, 66, a resident of Haverhill for most of his life, died peacefully at his home Sunday, March 20, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Leon Basiliere Jr. and Thelma (Roop) Basiliere, he moved with his family to Haverhill where he was raised and educated. Basiliere attended the former Haverhill Trade School and served in the U.S. Army as a private first class from July 8, 1974, to March 3, 1976, during the Vietnam War. Employed as a truck driver for most of his working career, he worked first at the Haverhill Paperboard and later Essem and Por-Shun. A member of the Haverhill AmVets Post 47, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Whittier Tech Instructor Robert E. Denoncour, Former Regan Ford Technician, Dies at 75

Robert E. Denoncour, 75, of Haverhill, died March 10, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Denoncour was born in Methuen, son of the late Camille and Theresa (Sheehan) Denoncour and was raised in Haverhill and attended Saint James Grammar School. A member of the Haverhill Trade School, class of 1965, he also attended Fitchburg State College. A master technician, certified by ASE, he was first employed as an auto technician at Regan Ford in Haverhill.  In 1986, he assumed a position as an automotive technology instructor at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, a job he thoroughly enjoyed until his retirement in 2012. He was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Whittier Regional Teachers Association.