Scottish Rite Masons


Bro. Charles Russell Bacon, 32° January 19, 1951 - May 24, 2019

Anderson, S.C. - Charles Russell Bacon, 68, of Anderson, S.C., passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, at Hospice of the Upstate.

Born in Groveland, Mass., he was the son of the late Charles A. and Mary E. Bacon and the husband to the late Donna Bacon, whom he loved very much. He was a machinist. He served as Mastor of Charles C. Dame Lodge, Georgetown, in 1986 and 1991. He was also a Shriners International volunteer.

Bro. Arthur Hale Veasey, Jr.,  32° November 7, 1922 - December 26, 2018

Haverhill - Arthur Hale Veasey Jr., a life-long resident of Haverhill, and summer resident of Squirrel Island, Maine, died December 26, 2018, at High Pointe House in Haverhill.

Born November 7, 1922, the son of Decia Beebe and Arthur H. Veasey, he was a graduate of the class of 1944 at Phillips Academy, and pursued his higher education at Kenyon College before enlisting in the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

Mr. Veasey began a globetrotting career with United Shoe Machinery Corp. in 1947 eventually assuming the position of General Manager of the Pan American Division where he oversaw company operations throughout Latin America. Locally, he was a longtime Director of the Merrimack Valley National Bank. He was a Freemason and member of Merrimack Lodge F. & A.M. and he was a member of all Scottish Rite bodies and all York Rite bodies.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Natalie Futrell. He is survived by his loving family, which includes his daughter, Leslie Veasey Schade and her husband F. Tucker of Blue Bell, Pa.; son, Arthur Hale Veasey III and his wife Susan of West Newbury; and son, Robert Anderson Veasey of Chicago. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Sylenda Schade Graf (Tom), Stephanie Schade Thibodeau (Ray), F. Tucker Schade, Jr. (Beth), Helen Veasey Murphy (Owen), and Robert Arthur Veasey; as well as three great-grandsons, William Hale Thibodeau, Jackson Charles Graf, and Nicholas Schade Graf.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill, on Thursday, January 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be private with interment at Linwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to High Pointe House, Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830, or to a non-profit of the donor’s choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to

Source: Eagle-Tribune

Brother William P. Haddad, 32°          June 12, 1948 -- May 24, 2018

North Andover - William P. Haddad, 69, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018, surrounded by his family at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, after a courageous battle with Lymphoma. William was known to his closest childhood friends as “Red,” his parents and sister as “Billy,” and his adult friends and colleagues as “Bill.” He was born in Lawrence and grew up in a big Italian-Lebanese family in the Prospect Hill neighborhood. He could be spotted a mile away thanks to his bright red hair and 6’6” height. He was the oldest of two children to the late William and Florence (Iucolano) Haddad.
Bill graduated from Lawrence High School in 1965 and Northeastern University in 1980. From a young age, he was mature beyond his years, hardworking, and ambitious. He pursued a career in corporate accounting for many years before starting his own business, the Haddad Financial Group based in Newburyport. During Bill’s 45-year career, he proudly served thousands of clients. He loved being an entrepreneur and a small business owner.
In the summer of 1970, Bill met Elaine Zaccari, “a nice Italian girl” as he would say, through a mutual friend at Salisbury Beach, and she quickly became the love of his life. Bill and Elaine were married in 1972 at St. Monica’s Church in Methuen. They lived in Salem, N.H., for ten years before moving to North Andover in 1984 where they raised two daughters, Julie and Alyssa. Despite his busy tax season, Bill never missed a gymnastics meet or tennis match. He coached North Andover travel team soccer, and loved to treat his girls to Tripoli Pizza and the famous crispellis at the annual Italian Feast in Lawrence. Vacations in Disney World became a Haddad tradition every summer and Bill always insisted on visiting the country “Canada” at Epcot Center.
He walked both his daughters down the aisle – and even surprised his family with a wild father-daughter dance to “I Want to Dance” from Pulp Fiction at his eldest daughter Julie’s wedding. Bill and his wife loved to travel, especially with their favorite group of couple friends. Together, they took many trips to Italy (Bill’s favorite) as well as France, Switzerland, and California wine country.
Bill was blessed with four grandchildren, three boys and a girl. An avid golfer and tennis player, Bill could not wait for the day his eldest grandson was old enough to join “Grampy” on the golf course, at age five. Bill eventually taught all his grandchildren how to play golf and he loved bringing them on family vacations to Disney World.
Bill was a member of Atkinson Country Club and the Haverhill Masonic Lodge. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Dyslexia Center in Woburn. He was impressed by the Dyslexia Center’s incredible work and believed strongly in their mission.
Here to honor his legacy is his beloved wife, Elaine (Zaccari) Haddad; his cherished daughters, Julie Cullen and her husband David of Burlington, Mass., and Alyssa Haddad and her husband, Jonathan Spongberg of Stratford, Conn.; dear sister, Pauline DiTommaso and her husband David of Methuen; Bill’s treasured grandchildren, Thomas and Shane Cullen, and William and Taylor Spongberg; and many close family, friends, and neighbors.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at St. Michael Church, 196 Main St., North Andover. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dyslexia Center, 500 West Cummings Park, Suite 4400, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to send condolences, please visit

Source: Eagle Tribune

Brother James Edward Bradley, 32°     august 1, 1924 -- april 10, 2018

Brother James Edward Bradley, 32°  passed away in Haverhill on April, 10, 2018. He was 93.

Born in Lawrence on August 1, 1924 Jim was the son  of Hugh and Lillian (Cormier) Bradley.  He was educated in the Haverhill public schools and in 1943 graduated early from the Haverhill Trade School and enlisted in the U. S. Navy.

During World War II he served in the 69th Construction Battalion “Seabees”. He served in the European Theater of Operation until the surrender of Germany, then sailed through the Panama Canal and served in the Pacific Theater of Operation until the surrender of Japan. He was awarded the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. 

Jim was appointed to the Haverhill Fire Department where he served his community for 32 years. During that time, he also joined the Saggahew Lodge of Masons where he was a member for more than 55 years, and served as Master of the Lodge in 1992 . He was also a member of Haverhill Commandery and the York Rite Bodies, as well as Valley of the Merrimack, Scottish Rite Bodies. He was also a proud member of Aleppo Shriners of Boston where he sang with the Aleppo Chanters. Following his retirement from the the H.F.D., he worked as a machinist at Aris Engineering in Ward Hill.

Jim was a member of the former First Congregational Church in Haverhill where he and Nadine worshipped, and he sang in the choir and participated in various ministries of the church. More recently, he was a member of the Groveland Congregational Church where he also sang in the the choir for a number of years. 

Jim celebrated 56 years of marriage with his wife, Nadine (McLaughlin) Bradley. Also among his survivors are daughters, Cynthia Stevens Senical and her husband David of Winooski, VT, Denise Stevens Wolf and her husband Richard of Worcester, Suzanne Bradley Torrisi and her husband John of Haverhill, and son, David Bradley and his wife Anne of Lawrence; grandchildren, Michael Bradley of Haverhill, Kevin Senical of FL, Kristin Quiet and her husband Justin of VT, Stephanie Gaudette and her husband T.C. of Worcester, Jonathan Wolf of NH, Kalya Torrisi of Amesbury, Patrick Bradley and his girlfriend Kelly Fawcett of Bradford, and Elizabeth Bradley of Lawrence; his great-grandchildren, Ian, Grace, Kaelie, Vivienne, Sophie and Maeve, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended members of his family. He was predeceased by his daughter, Linda Bradley Genna, his great-granddaughter, Sabine Lillian Gaudette and his siblings, Elaine Fitzgerald, H. Paul, Freddy and William Bradley, and his Goddaughter, Sr. Paula Bradley, S.C.O. 

Visiting hours will be held Friday, April 20, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Monument Square Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 334 Main St., Haverhill, with Masonic services conducted by Saggahew Lodge  at 7:30 p.m. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at at 1 p.m. at the Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. 

Adapted from the Eagle Tribune


Brother John Robert Hay 32°

Brother John Robert Hay, 32° passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his camp on Little Island Pond. He was 85.

Born in Methuen, he was the son of James and Molly (Coombs) Hay. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Arlene (Goller) Hay. The ninth child in the Hay family, John was lovingly raised by Annie (Hay) and her husband, Adam Murray of Lawrence. John was a 1948 graduate of Lawrence High School. In 1949 he joined the U.S. Navy where he served as a physician's assistant during the Korean conflict. John retired from New England Telephone after 30 years of service.

An active member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, he was the leader of Cub Scout Pack 2 for many years. He ran the commissary patrol at the annual Troop 2 Boy Scout Mountain Trip to the White Mountains for nearly 40 years.

Brother Hay was a Past Master of Grecian Lodge, Lawrence, a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Lawrence Eleventh Masonic District, a Past Master of the Nineteenth Lodge of Instruction, and a Past Sovereign Prince of Zion Council Princes of Jerusalem (1994-1995).

He is survived by his sister, Eleanor (Murray) West of Maryland and also by his four children, son, Stephen Hay and his wife, Nancy of Berwick, Maine; daughters, Susan and her husband, James W. Clarke of Windham, N.H., Cindy Hay of Pelham, her companion John Hanson of Merrimack, N.H., and Jennifer and her husband, David Matthews of Charleston, S.C; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral Service was held Monday, August 15, 2016 at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home Salem, N.H, and burial was at Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. Donations can be made in memory of John Hay to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

Adapted from the Eagle Tribune


Brother Michael Pappas, 32°

Michael Pappas (Pappadopoulos) passed away on June 2, 2016 at the Wingate Nursing facility in Andover. He was 88 years old.

Born in Lawrence on February 10, 1928, Mike was the only child of Peter and Mary Pappadopoulos who emigrated from Kalamata Greece in the early 1900s. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Springfield (CL-66) in the South Pacific where he developed a love for the ocean and sailing. He was married to Lena (Tarquinio) Pappas for 50 years until her passing in 2008. Mike, Lena and their family served in the Peace Corps (1970-72) where he helped bring electricity to remote areas of Ecuador, Brazil and Peru. Michael was an electrical engineering consultant focusing on industrial power distribution.

Mike was a member of the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Andover. He was a Past Masterof Grecian Lodge, Lawrence and of Lawrence United Lodge, a member Pulpit Rock Lodge, Windham N.H., and a member of the Valley of the Merrimack and Aleppo Temple.

He is survived by his three sons and their wives, six grandchildren,  his six grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

A Masonic memorial service was held at the Farrah Funeral Home, Lawrence, on June 6. The funeral service was held on June 7,  at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Andover. Donations may be made to Beacon Hospice 13 Branch St., Suite 100, Methuen, MA 01844, or Shriners Hospitals for Children Boston, 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114.  [The Eagle Tribune]

Brother David Britt Trombly, 32° 

Brother David Britt Trombly, 32°,  who served as the first Sovereign Prince of Zion Council in the newly merged Valley of the Merrimack, died in Boston on November 4, 2015.  Dave was born in Port Charles, N.Y. on October 21, 1928. He graduated from North Andover High School in 1956 and enlisted in the Navy in the following August. He was an air traffic controller at Millington Field Naval Air Station (Tennessee) before his honorable discharge in 1959. He remained active in the Naval Reserve and graduated from Merrimack College in 1963 with a B.S. in Economics. He was a member of Sigma Beta Kappa Fraternity. After a short time working for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Colorado where he met his wife Barbara, Dave worked with his father and brothers at Trombly Brothers, Inc. in North Andover until retirement.

In Freemasonry, Dave was a Past Master of St. Matthew's Lodge, Andover in 1995 -1996 and Past Sovereign Prince of Zion Council Princes of Jerusalem in 2003-2005. He belonged to St. Matthew's Lodge AF &AM, Merrimack Valley Lodge of Perfection, Zion Council, Mt. Calvary Chapter of Rose Croix, and Massachusetts Consistory and a number of other community and fraternal organizations.

Barbara pre-deceased him. He leaves three children, eleven grandchildren, and two brothers and their families.

A Masonic Service was held on November 10. A funeral service was held the following day at Marsh Corner Community Church. Burial was in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover.