Haverhill — Pasquale Alexander “Pat” Emiro, 89, of Haverhill died Thursday evening, January 3, at the West Roxbury Veteran’s Hospital.
He was born in Cambridge, January 23, 1923, son of the late Erasmo and Josephine (Salipante) Emiro. A graduate of Leominster High School, Mr. Emiro attended Boston University, and Worcester State. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Holy Cross College and his Master’s Degree from Fitchburg State. During World War II he served in the United States Marine Corps, 4th Marine Raider Battalion, and was wounded in battle in New Georgia, South Pacific. A Guidance Councilor at Haverhill High School for 43 years, Mr. Emiro was also the Night School Principal at Haverhill High School for ten years, and a Special Education Teacher at Methuen High School. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp. He was a published author and member of the Haverhill Poets Society. Prior to moving to Haverhill in 1977, Mr. Emiro resided in Leominster and Amesbury.
He was the husband of the late, Josephine E. (Mangini) Emiro who died in 2002 and his survivors include three daughters, Christine A. Moore of So. Hampton, N.H., Frances A. Larson of Haverhill, Patricia A. Nicol Kensington, N.H.; a son, Joseph A. Emiro of Boston; a sister, Maria Marino of Gaeta, Italy; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Angela, Tiffany, Christa, Lauren, Roland and Alaina; two great-grandchildren, Dante and Sofia, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the grandfather of the late, Sgt. Andrew C. Nicol who was KIA 2010, and brother of the late Robert Emiro.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral on Monday, January 7, at 11 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a funeral mass at 12 p.m. in Sacred Heart’s Church, Bradford. Burial with Military Honors will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday, January 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Holy Family Morning Men’s Group, 9 Sparhawk St. Amesbury, MA 01913, or, St. Basils Salvatorian Center, 30 East St., Methuen, MA 01844. Condolences to his family may be made at