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HAVERILL - Nicholas M. Debitetto, 82, husband of Eileen T. (Ribas) Debitetto, passed away January 28, 2018, at home with his loving family by his side.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Angelo and Catherine (Adzarito) Debitetto. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he attended the Tilton Grammar School, and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1953. In 1955 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Salem in the Mediterranean Sea, and also at Quonset Point Naval Air Station in Rhode Island, and was honorably discharged. He was employed at various businesses in the Haverhill area, Haverhill Gazette as a truck driver, Barrett's Men Shop, Shoe Heel factory after his release from the Navy, Haverhill Gazette in ad sales, life guard at Salisbury Beach in 1954 and 1957, salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company from 1958 until 1961. In 1961 he began a career with Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and achieved Bureau Chief status until his retirement in 1987. Nicholas continued to work as a bookkeeper and tax preparer. He enjoyed traveling throughout Europe, especially visiting with his father's family in Giovinazzo, Bari, Italy. Nicholas and his wife also spent thirty winters at Delray Beach in Florida. He traveled the United States extensively as well.
In addition to his loving wife, Nicholas is survived by his children, Joanne Wilde of Haverhill; Mark N. Debitetto, and his wife, Nancy, of Groveland, James R. Debitetto, and his wife, Nichada, of Haverhill, John J. Debitetto, and his wife, Pamela, of Amesbury; five grandchildren, Rachael Wilde, Amanda Debitetto, Matthew Debitetto, Michael Debitetto, and Christina Debitetto; and his sister, Virgina Moustafa.
Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are by the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. A memorial service and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Nicholas's name may be made to a charity of one's choice. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on January 30, 2018
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