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HAVERHILL, MA - Keith W. Eggers, 65, of Haverhill, died Friday, January 26, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, after a valiant battle with leukemia.
He was born in Norwich, Conn., January 20, 1953, son of Muriel L. (Hinners) Eggers of Andover, and the late Richard H. Eggers, Jr.
Keith was educated in the Levittown, N.Y., and Farmingdale, N.Y. school systems. In 1974, he graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelors in English. After moving to Massachusetts in 1977, he earned his Registered Nursing Degree from Northern Essex Community College.
Until his retirement in 2006, he was employed as an RN in the ICU, and as a Clinical Systems Analyst, at the former Hale and Merrimack Valley Hospitals, Haverhill, for over 20 years.
Keith enjoyed hiking, skiing, biking, calligraphy, building ships in bottles, tank models and was a military historian.
Besides his mother, his survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Deborah (Holland) Eggers, of Haverhill; his daughter, Kaitlin Eggers, of Haverhill; a brother, Bruce Eggers, and his wife, Gonny, of Boca Raton, Fla., his in-laws Rina and Jack Petit, of Litchfield, N.H., Patricia and Michael MacDonald of East Kingston, N.H., Maurice and Paula Holland of North Andover, Mass., Margaret (Dolly) Holland, of New York, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours on Wednesday, January 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. A private graveside service will be held in the spring at the Norwich University Cemetery in Northfield Vt. Contributions in his memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Research at 10 Brooklyn Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445, or online at www.danafarber.org. To share a memory, or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 29, 2018
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