Today’s Obituaries: March 11

Verna I. Burns, 85, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, at The Friendship Health and Rehab in Cleveland, Ga. Her most recent employment was with Wall Industries, Lawrence. The funeral is Monday, March 18, 11 a.m., at Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill. Burial follows at Saint James Cemetery in Haverhill.

Verna I. (Boover) Burns, 85, Lifelong Resident of Haverhill

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Verna I. Burns, 85, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2019 at The Friendship Health & Rehab in Cleveland, GA. She was born May 10, 1933 in Haverhill, MA the daughter of the late Edmund A. and Mildred (Strong) Boover. Verna was a lifelong resident of Haverhill and a graduate of Haverhill High School. She enjoyed time with family and friends and will be dearly missed by those she leaves behind. Verna ’s most recent employment was with Wall Industries in Lawrence, MA where she excelled in the encapsulation of electronic components for over 25 years.

Today’s Obituaries: March 8

Brenda D. (Bixby) Carlson, 59, of Bradford, died unexpectedly at her home. Born in Haverhill, she worked as a customer service representative for the Internal Revenue Service. Calling hours are Monday, March 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Bradford, followed by a Funeral Service at 7:15 at the Funeral Home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Kelli A. (Lowney) Walker, 31, wife of Cory Walker, died March 4 at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill.

Today’s Obituaries: March 7

John M. Collins, 66, of Groveland, died Monday, March 4. Born in Haverhill. Collins was a graduate of the former Haverhill Trade School, class of 1971. Calling hours are Friday, March 8 from 4-7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Funeral service is Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Today’s Obituaries: March 6

Edward J. Bowley, 57, of Haverhill and formerly of Peabody, died Friday morning, March 1, at his residence surrounded by his family.He owned and operated the former B&D Tooling, Beverly, for more than 15 years and, more recently, was employed as a machinist at Paradigm Machine, Peabody.A Memorial Service takes place Friday, March 8, at 5 p.m., in Riverside Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill & Bradford. John M. Collins, 66, of Groveland and formerly of Haverhill, died Monday, March 4, surrounded by his family at Holy family Hospital at Merrimack Valley. Calling hours are Friday, March 8, from 4-7 p.m., at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. His Funeral service is Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home.

Norman L. Hammer, 100, Associated with McGregor & Smith Automobile Co. and Marble Motors

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Norman L. Hammer, 100, the last of fourteen children, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019 at Penacook Place. He was the husband of the late Blanche A. (Riley) Hammer. Norman was educated in Haverhill, and worked in the city’s shoe industry at Hartman Shoe Company. He then joined the J.H. Smith Grain Co., and Rowell Motors in their reconditioning department. In 1951 Norman opened his own business, Hammer’s Garage, which he operated until 1970.

David Mason Lamb, 89, Korean War Veteran, Former Bixby VP, Owned Travel Agencies

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EXETER, NH: David Mason Lamb (formerly of Plaistow, NH and Hales Location, NH) passed away peacefully early morning on February 25, 2019 at age 89. His life focused on family, the outdoors and service to others. David was a graduate of Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ and Yale University, majoring in history with a minor in physics. He served in the US Army Strategic Intelligence group during the Korean War. His voice- recorded accounts of his Army service are amazing and entertaining.

Today’s Obituaries: March 5

Michael Burchell died unexpectedly on Feb. 28. He was 56. A resident of Haverhill for most of his life, Burchell worked as a carpenter and was a longtime member of the Crescent Yacht Club, where he also worked as a bartender. Calling hours are Saturday, March 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Kevin Comeau Funeral Home, 286 Main St., Haverhill.