Today’s Obituaries—Shirley A. LePage, 77

Shirley A. LePage, 77, of Zephyrhills, FL, and Gilford NH, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Mass. General Hospital. Shirley was born on May 2, 1943 in Framingham, MA. The adopted daughter of Francis and Elda (Green) Arms, Shirley was raised in Hopkinton, MA. Shirley, a dedicated member of the Lions Club International, served as District Governor from 2017-2018 for District 35-1 in Zephyrhills FL.

Former Haverhill Police Chief Barone Dies at 78, Served 35 Years on Police Force

Former Haverhill Police Chief Leonard R. Barone, who served on the police force for more than 35 years, has died at age 78. Barone was police chief for more than 10 years until his retirement in 2001. He died Oct. 17 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, but formal notice came Tuesday. He came up the ranks as sergeant, captain and eventually became the city’s first non-civil service police chief.

Today’s Obituaries: Patrick T. Jordan, 46

Patrick T. Jordan, 46, of Wakefield, and formerly of Bradford, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 28, at his residence. He was born in Haverhill on Feb. 1, 1974, son of the late Thomas J. Jordan who passed away in 1987 and Mary E. (Dwyer) Jordan of Haverhill. Patrick was educated in Haverhill, attending Sacred Hearts School, Haverhill High, and St.

Today’s Obituaries: Michael J. Dempsey, 63

Michael J. Dempsey, 63, of Los Angeles, Calif., and formerly of Haverhill, passed away Sept. 5, after a brief illness with his loving family by his side. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of Helen T. (Hayes) Dempsey of Haverhill and the late James C. Dempsey. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he attended St. James Grammar School and Whittier Tech, graduating in the class of 1975.

Today’s Obituaries: Former Haverhill Highway Superintendent James Flaherty Dies at 78

The man who steered the city’s public works department through deep budget cuts and layoffs after voters approved the tax-limiting law Proposition 2 1/2 40 years ago, died yesterday morning at 78. James M. “Jim” Flaherty Sr. died at home after an extended illness surrounded by his family and close friends. Flaherty, who worked his way up from laborer to highway superintendent, would later guide his department through another round of deep cuts when the city’s finances collapsed with the failure of the city-owned Hale Hospital. His 47-year city career ended, however, when he was accused of taking city material for use in his own paving business. It was a charge Flaherty denied and, despite receiving backing from two former mayors, he lost his case in 2009.