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Denis J. Gobeil, 86, of Haverhill, died September 7, 2017, at High Pointe Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Montreal, P.Q. Canada, son of the late Napoleon and Albertine (Cadieux) Gobeil, he attended St. Arsene High School and worked as a steeplejack as a young man.
Mrs. Gobeil immigrated to the United States 55 years ago and settled in Haverhill where he lived most of his life. He was employed as a painter at Phillips’s Andover Academy until his retirement, and also painted and hung wallpaper in many local homes and businesses.
A member of All Saints Parish of Haverhill and the former Saint Joseph Parish, he was an avid Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox fan, and also enjoyed gardening and reading the Bible.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Rita (Belanger) (Bartlett) Gobeil; a step-son and his wife, Alan and Joyce Bartlett of Lancaster, Pa.; a step-daughter, Priscilla Robinson of Amesbury; a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Madaline Gobeil of Montreal; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; a dear friend and neighbor, Joyce Abbott; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, S. Lorraine (Belanger) Gobeil in 1984.
Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.berubecomeau.com.
Published on  September 10, 2017
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