Norman J. Descoteaux
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Bradford - Norman J. Descoteaux, 71, of 38 Lincolnshire Drive, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, died October 11, 2019, at home surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with cancer and arthritis.
Norman is survived by his wife Linda (Gibson) Descoteaux of Bradford; two daughters, Stacy and husband Greg Elwell of Haverhill and, Jillian and husband Everett Noonan of Bradford; five grandchildren, Nick and Lauren Elwell of Haverhill, Samantha, Courtney and Cassidy Noonan of Bradford; one sister, Elaine and husband Anthony Cavallaro of Manchester, New Hampshire; and seven brothers, Richard and his wife Carol of Nashua, New Hampshire, William of Hampstead, New Hampshire, Brian and his partner Yvette Descoteaux of Springs Hill, Florida, Ronald of Winter Haven, Florida, Joseph and his wife Yoko of Enumclaw, Washington; and, several nieces and nephews.
A lifelong resident, graduating from Haverhill High School and Haverhill Trade School, he was employed in the computer industry with Honeywell Information Systems, and Digital Equipment Corporation within the Business Units of Laboratory, Industrial, Bio-Medical Engineering, and Educational Services, the latter until his retirement. Norman enjoyed sharing his technical knowledge with others by researching, developing, and writing courseware material tailored for use by the company's Field Engineers by using development tools designed in parallel with his projects.
In his youth, he was active in candle-pin bowling, golfing, snowmobiling, water-skiing, deep-sea fishing, and sports hunting.
Born in Haverhill, June 2, 1948, to the late Henry and Viola (Strykowski) Descoteaux, Norman was a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and caregiver, who in his free time enjoyed spending time with his family.
Throughout his illness he would not hesitate to help anyone in need whether it be teaching computer fundamentals to seniors through the SeniorNet Program administrated by the Merrimack Valley Elder Services in Lawrence, Massachusetts, or researching and documenting family genealogy or; mowing, snowplowing, general household maintenance, painting, building baby furniture, or repairing his grandchildren's toys. Norman and Linda enjoyed their weekly trips to the local movie theaters, traveling on cruise ships, or just being with one another.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the calling hours on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. (Route 125). A time of remembrance will follow at the Bradford Funeral Home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in his memory may be made to the donor's choice.
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Published on October 14, 2019


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David Brien
Oct 16, 2019
Linda I'm Tricia's husband and please acce p t my deepest condolences for your loss. I am so sorry