Haverhill — Louis E. Pelletier, 82, passed away on July 8, after a long battle with cancer. Born in 1931, he was the son of the late Conrad and Leonida (Plante) Pelletier.
Mr. Pelletier was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves.
He was employed for many years by Polaroid Corporation in their Engineering Department. After Polaroid closed, he became an entrepreneur and real estate developer who built several homes in the East Derry, N.H., area. He also worked for many years as an installer for Crystal Hills Water Systems, a company owned by his late brother, Andre J. Pelletier. He was a self taught handyman who could fix or repair almost anything.
Mr. Pelletier was a communicant of All Saints Parish, Haverhill.
He held a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying single engine aircraft. During retirement, Mr. Pelletier enjoyed visiting friends and family. He also enjoyed making difficult jigsaw puzzles.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Rita Ferullo of Haverhill; son, David Pelletier and his companion, Janet Angelo, of Salem, N.H.; daughters, Denise Morin and her husband, Richard, of Dunbarton, N.H., Janice Caputo and her significant other, Bob Sgroi, of Salem, N.H., and Debra Hughes of Haverhill; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Daniel Pelletier and his wife, Amelia, of Miami, Fla.; sisters, Marie Tetler of Hampton, N.H., Theresa Gorey and her husband, Robert, of Andover, and Cecile Eisenhauer and her husband, Peter, of Lincoln, N.H.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Louis was predeceased by his siblings, Robert Pelletier, Andre Pelletier, Beatrice DeKavis and Estelle Puzzo.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be held on Saturday morning, July 13, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main St., (Route 125), Bradford from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial celebrated in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill at 11 a.m. Contributions may be made in Mr. Pelletier’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the charity of one’s choice. For directions and online guest book, please visit www.driscollcares.com.