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HAVERHILL - Arnold Willette, 89, of Haverhill, passed away Saturday, February 17, at the Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, Haverhill.
He was born in Fitchburg on June 19, 1928, the son of the late Arthur and Eva (Gauy) Willette.
Arnold was educated in the Haverhill school system, and graduated from the Haverhill Trade School prior to attending NECCO.
Mr. Willette retired from AT&T in 1990, after 37 years of employment.
He enjoyed reading, playing cards, and was a Haverhill historian. He would make scrap books of Haverhill's history and sell them at the Haverhill library.
Mr. Willette is survived by his loving wife Claire (Ethier) Willette of Haverhill; his children, David G. Willette, and his wife, Cathy, of Derry, N.H., Gary Willette, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Diane Packard, of Haverhill; a brother, Donald Willette, of Texas; a sister, Beverly Smith of Merrimac, Mass.; four grandchildren, Nicholas Willette, Jason Willette, Jennifer Willette, and Danny Packard; as well as many nieces and nephews.
At his request, funeral services were private. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford.
To share a memory, or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 25, 2018
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