Bradford — Jessica E. (Newby) Petkewich, 48, of Bradford, died on Saturday afternoon, April 12, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Anaheim, Calif., on January 29, 1966, and was the daughter of Harold “Skip” Newby of Haverhill and the late Jane (Dunn) Clough. She was also the stepdaughter of the late Gary W. Clough.
Educated in the Lowell School System, Jessica graduated from Greater Lowell Tech., Class of 1984, and attended Franklin Pierce College.
For several years she was employed as an administrator for various companies.
Jessica cherished time spent with her daughters. She enjoyed attending and supporting their sports. She also enjoyed trips to the beach and camping.
Besides her father, her survivors include two daughters, Shawn A. and Jill E. Petkewich, both of Bradford; two sisters, Martha Towne of Kingston, N.H., and Amanda Newby of Newton, N.H.; a brother, Joel Newby and his wife, Gina, of Salem, N.H.; her former husband, Paul J. Petkewich of Littleton; a niece, Sarah Eudenbach; and two nephews, Nicholas and Joseph Eudenbach.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Tuesday, April 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St., Bradford. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, April 16, at 11 a.m., in Scared Hearts Church, Bradford. Burial will be private in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to http://main.events.org/strive2survive, or checks to American Cancer Society, c/o H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, MA 01830, which supports her daughters’ fundraising efforts to participate in the Relay for Life, which was important to Jessica, Shawn and Jill.
Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.