Haverhill — Everett G. Lagasse, 84, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 6, 2013, in the home he built with his beloved wife, Nancy.
He was born in Haverhill, son of the late Albert J. and Lillian P. (Everett) Lagasse. He graduated from Haverhill Trade School and later received his teaching certificate from Fitchburg State.
Everett served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany with the Armored Tank Division during WWII. He was the owner and operator of Northern Light - one of the first Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo dealers in the area. Alongside his wife, they ran Lagasse Gardens, and he was also employed at Plastek Corp. in Newburyport for many years.
Everett was an active member of St. John the Baptist Church in Haverhill. He enjoyed trips to St. Thomas with his children and grandchildren, was an avid gardener, and was a member of the Walnut Square Hobos.
He was the husband of the late Nancy J. (Hewey) Lagasse, who died February 12, 1995, and is survived by his two daughters, Debra L. and her husband, Michael F. McLaughlin, of Kingston, N.H., and Jane D. Langlais of Haverhill; his siblings, Rita Galvin of Reading, Mass., George Lagasse of Chelmsford, Joan and her husband, Kenneth Veroneau, of Plaistow, N.H., and James Lagasse and his wife, Marie, of Haverhill; six grandchildren, Ashley L. Dolan, Megan K. McLaughlin, Ryan E.M. McLaughlin, Robert J. Langlais, Lindsey A. Langlais and Kaitlin J. Langlais; brother-in-laws, Murry Hewey of Haverhill and Robert Hewey of Merrimac; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Marion Sullivan and Joseph Lagasse.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral on Thursday, April 11, at 10 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill. Interment with military honors will follow in Walnut Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Nancy & Everett Lagasse Scholarship Fund, Haverhill Garden Club, c/o Frances Poirier, 226 Kenoza St., Haverhill, MA 01830 or to St. John the Baptist Church, 114 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.