Bernard "Eugene"'s Story
Eugene Drelick, 76, of Groveland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 30 at home after a lengthy illness.
Gene was born in Haverhill on November 25, 1940, son of the late Martin and Helen (Perog) Drelick. He was raised in the Bradford section of Haverhill and was a graduate of the Haverhill Trade School, Class of 1958. Following his graduation, Gene enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving with the military police traveling to Guam and Morocco where he guarded B-52 bombers. After returning from the military he began his career with Western Electric, where he worked for over 35 years until his retirement. Gene settled in Groveland where he shared almost 47 years of marriage with his loving wife, Victoria (Borden) Drelick.
Gene enjoyed his time shares in Las Vegas and Disney World. He was an avid Bruins fan but also enjoyed watching the Patriots and Red Sox. Gene’s family and friends also commonly knew him as the “Pizza Man.”
His surviving family members, in addition to his wife, Victoria include their cherished daughter, Jeannie Kamperides and husband, Harry; grandchildren, Lexie, Myah, Harrison, and Savannah; sisters, Barbara Cote and husband, Richard and Carol Baxter and husband, Al; sister in-law, Elaine Merchant; brother-in-law, Joseph Borden; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Claire Swenson and her husband, Stanley; Victoria’s parents, Celia and Albert Borden; sister in-law, Teresa Borden; and brother in-law Robert Merchant.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday morning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow being celebrated in St. John Baptist Church, 110 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill at 11:30 a.m. with U.S. Air Force Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gene’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. For online guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com.
Published on  May 3, 2017