Exeter, NH — Henry J. “Hank” Crepeau Jr., 76, of Exeter, N.H., died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, Mass.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Henry J. and Eleanor (Buccini) Crepeau. He attended Haverhill Trade School, graduating with the Class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1958 to 1964, and was a former resident of Plaistow for over 35 years, before moving to Exeter several years ago. He worked as a machinist for the former Western Electric Co., A T & T Technologies and Lucent Technologies, North Andover, Mass., until his retirement after 35 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked as a receiver at Market Basket, Plaistow, N.H.
He was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish at Holy Angels Church, Plaistow, the Telephone Pioneers of America and Communication Workers of America (CWA), Local 1365. Mr. Crepeau enjoyed clam digging, and maintaining and taking care of his home.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Gagnon) Crepeau; three sons, Thomas H. Crepeau of Florida, Kevin B. Crepeau of Exeter, and James E. Crepeau of Kingston; two brothers, Roland Crepeau of Florida, and Albert Crepeau of Newburyport, Mass.; a sister, Jean Gates of Haverhill; four grandchildren, Rebecca Crepeau, Megan Palmer, Christina Crepeau, and John J. Crepeau Jr.; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, John J. Crepeau, who died in 2006, and a brother, Raymond Crepeau.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Thursday, June 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route, 121A, Plaistow Village, Plaistow, N.H. His funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m., in the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 84916, Boston, MA 02284, or online at www.dana-farber.org/gift or the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01832.
For directions or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.