Retired Haverhill Police Capt. Ronald A. Parolisi Sr., Dies at 81

Ronald A. Parolisi Sr., retired Haverhill police captain, passed away Feb. 16, at the age of 81 at St Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was born in Lawrence son of the late Alphonse J. and Filomena (Palermo) Parolisi. He graduated from Lawrence High School class of 1957, received his bachelor’s degree from New Hampshire College and his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College. He served his country in the United States Army from 1957 to 1960 earning his Parachutist Badge.

Ruth (Walling) Sinclair Veasey, 96, Worked in Manhattan Advertising at Dawn of Television

Ruth (Walling) Sinclair Veasey passed away on Feb. 3, exactly 16 years to the day after her late husband, Decius Beebe Veasey. She was born on August 27, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of James McKenzie and Mabel (Tilton) Walling Sinclair. Ruth attended public schools in Brooklyn, Erasamus Hall High School, and the College of William and Mary, graduating in 1947. Following college, she enjoyed a career in the advertising business in Manhattan.

Jane Murphy, Possible Inspiration for Archie Comics’ ‘Betty,’ Dies in Haverhill at 100

Jane Loretta (Donahue) Murphy, lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully at the age of 100 on Feb. 10, at Penacook Place, Haverhill, where she was a resident for the last two years. Jane was born July 30, 1921 to the late Charles and Mary (Heffernan) Donahue of Haverhill. She was a Haverhill High School graduate of the class of 1939 and married her high school sweetheart J. William “Buddy” Murphy also of Haverhill, a local pharmacist who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her sister Mary (Donahue) Brooks of Haverhill.

Rev. Kendrick L. Doe, Social Worker and Pastor for Churches in Transition, Dies at 85

Rev. Kendrick L. “Ken” Doe, 85, passed away peacefully Jan. 28, at High Pointe House. He was the loving husband of Nancy A. (McCrackin) Doe. Born in Jay, Maine, on July 17, 1936, the son of the late Walter and Frances (Lane) Doe. Educated in New Hampshire, he graduated from Spaulding High School before continuing his education and graduating from Barrington College in Rhode Island.

Former Haverhill Building Inspector Richard J. Osborne Jr. Dies at 70

Longtime Haverhill Building Inspector Richard J. Osborne Jr., 70, passed away suddenly Jan. 21, at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, N.H., doing what he loved best, skiing the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Born in Methuen, he was the son of the late Richard J. Osborne Sr. and Helen (Sullivan) Osborne. He was a graduate of St. James High School, class of 1970.

MVRTA Staff and Passengers Remember Popular Driver Who Died at 51 from COVID-19

Update: Because of this weekend’s storm, visitation and services have been rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 31, from 9-10:30 a.m., at Farrah Funeral Home, 133 Lawrence St, Lawrence. Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority staff and passengers alike are mourning the loss of a popular 51-year-old driver who died Jan. 12 from complications related to COVID-19. MVRTA Executive Director Noah S. Berger told WHAV Gleason Nicholls, a native of the Island of Trinidad who lived in Lawrence, was a 16-year veteran of the Transit Authority.

Joan Gleed, Known as Haverhill’s ‘Professional Volunteer,’ Dies at 91

Joan M. Gleed, 91, wife of the late attorney William H. Gleed, passed away Jan. 10, at Penacook Place in Haverhill. Born in Amesbury, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. Greaney and Irene (Allard) Greaney Bowley. Raised in Amesbury, she attended Amesbury schools and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, class of 1947. While raising her family, Gleed worked as a bookkeeper for the Bailey Corporation in Amesbury and for Amble Management, a family business in real estate.

Matthew J. Martin, 44, Entrepreneur, Worked at Local Banks

Matthew J. Martin, 44, of Plaistow, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, died Jan. 6. He formerly held a variety of roles for area banks, including vice president of retail banking at Newburyport Saving Bank and vice president, branch administration and business development, at Haverhill Bank. At the time of his death, he was employed at RTN Credit Union. He was an active member of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and recipient of the Chamber’s Emerging Leader Award.