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August 14, 2013

Gilbert E. Belanger Sr., 77

Haverhill — Gilbert E. Belanger Sr. 77, of Haverhill, died on Sunday, August 11, 2013.

Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late, George A. and Dora (Trottier) Belanger. He attended Haverhill Public Schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1953. He furthered his education at the McIntosh Business College in Haverhill. Mr. Belanger then enlisted into the U.S. Army and proudly served from 1956 until being honorably discharged in 1959.

He leaves his beloved wife of 50 years, Mary H. (Burton) Belanger; a son, Gilbert E. Belanger Jr.; a sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Belanger; cherished friend, Ann Russo; and best friend, his dog Skippy, all of Haverhill. He was predeceased by his sister, Lorraine Gage; brothers, Donald and Kenneth Belanger; and nephew, Kenneth Belanger Jr.

The Belanger family would like to thank Dr. Sharma and the medical staff at the Merrimack Valley Hospital, and thank Renee Locke and the staff and friends we have acquired at the “99” restaurant.

ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of Mr. Belanger, funeral services are private. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the St. Frances de Sales Memorial Building Fund, 303 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown, MA 02129-1826. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Route 125, Haverhill. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.