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Tony A. Cassell, 72, of Wentworth, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, died Saturday morning, August 26, 2017, at West Roxbury VA Hospital.
He was born in Saco, Maine, October 20, 1944, son of the late Tony and Virginia (Allan) Cassell.
His family moved to Haverhill when he was young and Tony was educated in the Haverhill school system, graduating from Haverhill High School.
He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War and earned a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Oak Cluster, a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Purple Heart with 1 Oak Cluster.
He was employed as a chef in the local food industry and owned and operated the former Cassell’s Restaurant as well as Prima D’Italia, both in Haverhill.
He moved to Wentworth 15 years ago and enjoyed fishing and animals.
His survivors include his wife of 39 years, Alice (Curtis) Cassell of Wentworth; two sons, Shawn Cassell and his fiancée, Jill Russell of Bradford, Joshua Cassell of Wentworth; a daughter, Nicole Cassell of Haverhill; four brothers, Gene Cassell of Haverhill, Michael Cassell of Lewiston, Maine, Kenny Cassell of Haverhill, Leo Cassell of Haverhill; a sister, Beverly Gilliam of Virginia Beach, Va.; a grandson, Isaiah Cassell of Bradford; two uncles, Leo and Gordon Allan; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his calling hours on Thursday evening, August 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. His Funeral Service will be on Friday, Sept. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Veteran’s section of Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in his memory may be made to his family. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  August 30, 2017
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