Haverhill, MA — Laurence C. Ferris, 75, passed away April 7, 2013. Born and raised in Beverly, he was the son of the late Clair and Dorothy (Jones) Ferris. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of the American Legion. He worked at Lawrence General Hospital. He was a very accomplished organist and played in many churches in the area. He was predeceased by brothers, Philip and Gordon. He leaves his sister, Elaine Shelanskas; devoted niece, Diane Willett; sister-in-laws, Carol Ann and Carol Ferris; a very special friend, Nancy, and her family; many nephews and nieces.
ARRANGEMENTS: In honoring his request all services are private and burial will be in North Beverly Cemetery, N. Beverly, Mass. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to The Salvation Army or Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01843. Arrangements are by The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com or www.facebook.com/dewhirstfuneralhome.