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October 4, 2013

Orlando F. DiBartolomeo, "Lanny"

Haverhill — Orlando F. “Lanny” DiBartolomeo, age 71, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 1, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, surrounded by the family who loved him so dearly.

One of eight children of the late William C. and Shirley B. (Smith) DiBartolomeo, Lanny was born in Haverhill on November 29, 1941, and was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School.

He worked many years in the City’s thriving shoe and leather industry, retiring as a foreman.

Some of Lanny’s most favorite pastimes were collecting antiques and watches, going to estate sales, watching the various sports teams, including the Red Sox, and enjoying a cup of coffee while watching the news. All that aside, his true joy in life came from spending time with his family and friends. He loved having a good time and was a great conversationalist. His sense of humor and caring ways will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him.

His survivors include his sons, Anthony DiBartolomeo of Plaistow, NH; Daniel DiBartolomeo and wife, Jennifer, of Plaistow, NH; and Lanny DiBartolomeo of Haverhill; his daughter, Laura Doran and husband, Keith, of Jacksonville, NC; brothers, Michael DiBartolomeo and wife, Jennie, of Salem, NH and William DiBartolomeo and wife, Barbara, of Newton, NH; his sisters, Christine Rosett and husband, John, of Meredith, NH; Linda Brough and husband, Robert, of TN and Lucinda Nolet of Haverhill; his uncle, Victor DiBartolomeo and wife, Claire, of Haverhill; along with 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and his cat and best buddy, Tiger, also known as “Bum.” A special “Thanks” to his dear cousin, Emmanuel “Manny” DiMattia for all his extra help during his illness. He was predeceased by his daughter, Dawn DiBartolomeo and his two sisters, Julie Buzzell and Joannie DiBartolomeo.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service for family and friends will be held Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 1 P.M. at Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland Street, Haverhill followed by burial in Walnut Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Merrivista Residents’ Fund, 100 Water Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family-Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 334 Main Street, Haverhill.