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Yvonne J. (Routhier) Whittaker, 99, of North Andover, passed away on July 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover. She was born in North Andover on March 29, 1918, the daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Lefebvre) Routhier. She was baptized at St. Michael Church, was a 99 year active member of her parish and long time volunteer there. She also enjoyed her time spent at the North Andover Senior Center and worked at Merrimack College in North Andover where she was a favorite of the students that she served.
Yvonne was completely dedicated to her family including her late husband of 64 years; William D. Whittaker Sr. and ttheir children; William D. Whittaker Jr. and wife Sylvia of North Andover, James R. Whittaker and wife Janet of Corona, California, Richard D. Whittaker and wife Virginia of Vero Beach, Florida, and Stephen J. Whittaker and wife Cynthia of North Andover, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Claire Detora and several nieces and nephews. Yvonne was predeceased by her two brothers, Joseph and Paul Routhier.
Yvonne was an avid 45’s player and loved playing the game with her boys and grandchildren. The center of many family gatherings was Nana and Grampy’s pool which was enjoyed by all the family.
Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 AM at St. Michael Church, North Andover. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery also in North Andover. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Michael Church 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845.
The family would like to thank the staff at Sutton Hill Center and Compassus Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Yvonne and the support to the family.
To leave on-line condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  July 21, 2017
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