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| John Nazaretian |

June 14, 1943 - February 19, 2021


John Nazaretian, 77, of Atkinson, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021 at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill just after being diagnosed with leukemia a week earlier.

John was born on June 14, 1943, the son of the late John and Virginia J. (Antaramian) Nazaretian. His father died defending freedom in World War II when John was just an infant. Little “Johnny” was the darling of his loving grandfather, aunts and uncles and the apple of his mother's eye!

He was a man who combined the rare gift having both a high I.Q., able to remember incredible details and high E. Q. Joking and putting people at ease with his humor and friendly manner.
He played football for Haverhill High School where he was dubbed "Naz" by his teammates. He graduated in 1961 then attended Boston University.

After BU he joined the Haverhill Gazette as a reporter where he quickly became familiar with the city government and the internals of his beloved city. After several years at The Gazette he moved into the position of community director for the city of Haverhill and remained there until he retired.

John loved to read. He was active in his church and involved in prayer ministry. He loved trips to the beach where he would collect sea glass. He enjoyed visiting Nubble Lighthouse and loved spending time with family. He was a loving husband and father, a role which became his most cherished as the family grew and he became "Papa" to seven grandchildren. He and his beloved wife Carol passed their love for Jesus on to their children and grandchildren creating a continued legacy of love and faith.

He was predeceased by his cherished wife of 37 years, Carol J. (Stirzaker) Nazaretian who passed away on August 12, 2020. He is survived by his two daughters; Rhonda J. and her husband Matthew Pierce of Plaistow, NH and Renee J. and her husband Javier Villafane of Atkinson, NH. He was the loving Papa to Amanda Pierce, Michael Villafane, Bradley Pierce, Marcus Villafane, Mathias Villafane, Cara Pierce and Monica Villafane. His wit and wisdom, especially his mastery at Trivial Pursuit, will be missed by his many surviving cousins who will always remember their dear "Johnny".

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation on Wednesday, February 24th from 9:30-10:30 AM at West Church, 767 Broadway, Haverhill, MA. The visitation will also be streamed live at: https://www.facebook.com/westcongregationalchurch .  Funeral services to follow the visitation at West Church. Due to current guidelines, face coverings and social distancing will be required at church. Interment will be private in Linwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill-Bradford.

Contributions in his memory may be made to God’s Mighty Voice of Atlanta Georgia.

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Earl J. Kvingedal


March 3, 1927 - December 18, 2020


Earl John Kvingedal, formerly of Arlington and Haverhill, MA passed away peacefully Friday December 18, 2020 at Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossing. Mr. Kvingedal was predeceased by his loving wife Pauline (Lorensen) Kvingedal who passed away in 1995. He was born in Boston on March 3, 1927, the son of the late John and Borghild (Foss) Kvingedal, originally from Norway.


Mr. Kvingedal was the devoted father of Donna K. Berkson and her husband Randolph of Arlington, MA and DeAnne L. Mignault and her husband Michael of Haverhill, MA. Mr. Kvingedal is also survived by a sister Dagmar Emmons of Andover, MA, a sister-in-law Laura Haak and brother-in-law Robert of Old Orchard Beach, ME, and sister-in-law Harriett Kvingedal of Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition, Mr. Kvingedal is survived by four grandchildren, Erik Mignault and his wife, Kate, Alexander Berkson, Kristina Berkson, and David Berkson, two great grandchildren Gregory and Evelynn Mignault, and many nieces and nephews.


Mr. Kvingedal attended Arlington, MA public schools and Northeastern University. He was an active member of Park Street Church, Boston, MA and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was a member of the Knox Theological Seminary Auxiliary.

Mr. Kvingedal served in the United States Army as an MP during the Korean War. He was an electrical and industrial engineer and was eventually employed for many years by Ethan Allen with his brothers Bjarne and Stanley Kvingedal before retiring from Lexington, MA to Fort Lauderdale with his wife in 1989.


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral Service on Wednesday morning, December 23, at 10:00 in West Church, Haverhill, 767 Broadway, Haverhill. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill & Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Earls memory may be made to the West Church, 767 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01832 (www.westchurch.org). To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.

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Linda Jo (Rose) Parsons

August 29, 1942 - November 28, 2020

Groveland - Linda Jo (Rose) Parsons, 78, wife of Darrell J. Parsons, passed away November 28, 2020 with her loving family by her side.

Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Bertha (Russell) Rose. She was a graduate of Rockport High School and obtained her Bachelor of Education degree from Bridgewater State. Linda Jo was a teacher for many years, in early education at Gloucester West Parish in Mass., early education in Pleasanton, Calif., High School at Whittier Vocational School in Haverhill, Essex Agriculture School in Danvers and finished her extensive career at Lawrence High School.

Linda and her husband were passionate about and shared a love of gardening and farming. For many years they would travel to area farmers' markets to sell their homegrown vegetables and flowers. Beaver Brook Farm was well known in the area as Linda had a recognizable laugh and would always greet her customers with a warm smile. A longtime resident of Groveland, she was involved in many community organizations. Linda Jo was a long standing member of the Groveland Garden Club, serving as past president and flower show judge, and known for her award winning flower arranging and bow making. She was involved in a local knitting club, book club and participated in the Veasey Arts Festival. Linda enjoyed golfing, horses, the beach and was rarely without a pet by her side. A talented and creative artist, she attended art classes for senior citizens sponsored by the Pentucket Art Foundation. Linda Jo enjoyed spending time gardening, baking and creating artistic projects with her grandchildren. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and valued friend by many, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her loving husband Darrell, she is survived by her children, Darrell Jaime Parsons and his wife Erinn (Cowie) Parsons; Katherine M. Giannatsis and her husband Basil J. Giannatsis; grandchildren, Daniel J. Giannatsis, Timothy D. Giannatsis, Grace I. Giannatsis, Brayden A. Parsons and Wyatt E. Parsons; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Michael and Jesse Rose.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours with blessing to follow on December 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the West Congregational Church, 767 Broadway, Haverhill. Arrangements are by the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Donations may be made in her memory to Pentucket Art Foundation (PAF) Pentucketarts.org or Groveland Garden Club, 8 Ashcroft Circle, Groveland, MA 01834. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.

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