John Gordon's Story
John Gordon Williams, 87, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2017 at the Lawrence General Hospital.
John was born in Haverhill on September 5, 1929, son of Andrew and Edna (McInnis) Williams and was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School, Class of 1948. John founded his own heating and air conditioning business, Gas Associates, Inc., in 1984. Prior to starting his own business, John had a successful sales career with Bryant-Carrier Corporation, where he won multiple national sales awards.
He loved skiing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, camping with his family in their RV on Cape Cod, vacationing in the Bahamas, and wintering with wife Phyllis in Ft. Myers, Florida. His most treasured moments were time spent with his family at home and at his summer home on Province Lake in Effingham, N.H.
John leaves his loving wife of 67 years, Phyllis Ann (Ball), as well as his children and grandchildren: his daughters, Linda Williams and husband, Dennis Meehan of Nashua, N.H., Diane Hartmann of Atkinson, N.H.; sons, Philip and wife Brenda of Haverhill, Steven and wife, Dawn of Haverhill, John and wife, Kathy of Windham, N.H. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, Andrew, Christopher, Melissa, Matthew, Amanda, Liana, Lauren, David, Nicole, Ashley, Jay, Allison, and Greg; and four great-grandchildren, Lauren, Elizabeth, Katie and Dustin. He was ‘Uncle Jack’ to many nieces and nephews, and is also survived by his sister, Norma Riley and brother, James Williams, both of Haverhill. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Goldie. John was predeceased by his son-in-law, Jack Hartmann, and his siblings, Catherine Cashman, Robert Williams and Richard Williams.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Monday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services will begin on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Burial will follow in Newton Highlands Cemetery, Highland Street, Newton, N.H. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or
Published on  May 13, 2017