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August 29, 2013

David J. Samoisette, 93


Haverhill — David J. Samoisette, 83, of Haverhill, passed away Tuesday, August 27, at the Maplewood Center in Amesbury after a brief illness. He was born in Haverhill, July 17, 1930, son of the late J. Leo and C. Frances (Durnin) Samoisette. David was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired from Western Electric after 36 years of service as a supervisor. David was a family man and his favorite pastimes were painting, gardening and animals.

His survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty (Martoni) Samoisette of Haverhill; children, Mark A. Samoisette and his wife, Lyn, of Plaistow, N.H., Lynne M. Graziosi and Jeannine Constantino and her husband, Bruce, all of Haverhill; grandchildren, Stefanie and her husband, Isaiah Lewis, Erica and her husband, Neil Kelleher, Brandy Samoisette, Leah Samoisette; great-grandchildren, Holden, twin girls, Alexandra and Ariana, and Luke; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Donald F. and Edward L. “Sam” Samoisette.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to all the nurses and the staff of Maplewood Sub One Unit, Amesbury, Mass., for their extraordinary care and compassion they gave in this time of need.

ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family, Funeral Services and interment in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill will be private. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. Contributions in his memory may be made to Home for Little Wanderers of Boston, MSPCA of Methuen. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.