Haverhill, MA — Henry J. Fary, 84, of Haverhill, formerly of North Andover, Mass., passed away on Saturday, April 19, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Fary was born in Lawrence, Mass., and was educated in the Lawrence and Salem, N.H., school systems. In 1946, he entered the United States Navy. He was very proud of his time spent serving aboard the U.S.S. Canaesteo, as they traveled abroad, including a stop at the South Pole with Admiral Bird. Upon his return from service, he worked in the family real estate business, and Fary Auto Sales in Salem, N.H., with his twin brother, Jimmy. In later years, he continued to run an equipment company, as well as a number of restaurants/pubs in Methuen, North Andover and Lawrence, Mass., all under the name Henry J's. He loved business, especially when it involved working with people. It was always about having fun. A member of the Bektash Shriners and their Shriner Cycle Unit, he enjoyed years of Shriner events alongside his brother. He was an avid New England sports fan, and traveled regularly to Daytona, Fla., with his large group of friends to attend NASCAR events. The son of the late Habdel T. Fary and Christina MacLaren Fary, he is survived by his twin brother, James T. Fary and his wife, Muriel, of Salem, N.H.; his only child, Christina and her husband, Scott Jenkins of Atkinson, N.H.; granddaughter, Claudia; longtime companion and dear friend, Patricia Kennedy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his former wife, Patricia J. (Parlon) Fary. The family would like to express its sincere thanks to Dr. Vartan Yeghiazarians for his exceptional care, and continuous support and guidance.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 23, from 4 to 8 p.m., at The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. Officers and members of Lawrence United Lodge, AF&AM will conduct Masonic Services, at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held the following day on Thursday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following worthy organizations, Home Health Foundation, Attn: External Relations, 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843 (donations fund Merrimack Valley VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc.), or Shriner's Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. To leave a condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com, or facebook.com/DewhirstFuneralHome.