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Harold S. Sukeforth


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Harold S. Sukeforth Obituary
Harold Steven Sukeforth, 79, of Gloucester, MA, died peacefully at his Nashua, NH home on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. He was born in Middleboro, MA on August 7, 1938, son of the late Earle and Ruth (Moorhouse) Sukeforth. He was a resident of Lexington, MA, where he and his wife, Paula, raised their family and made their home until 2012. He graduated from Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA in 1957 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1963. He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1963. He was employed as a sales manager at Webtex Company, becoming Director of Sales for their Northeast Region. Harold is survived by his beloved wife Paula C. (Stevens) Sukeforth, and his loving sister Ann B. Groome, and her husband Richard Dick Groome of Ogdensburg, NY. He was the loving father of Lisa Donegan and her husband John "Jay" Donegan of Great Falls, VA; Paul Sukeforth of Biddeford, ME; Leslie Johnson and her husband Keven Johnson, of Gardner; Carl Sukeforth and his wife Anne-Laure Grillot of Milton; Catherine Bellino and her husband Mark Bellino of Woburn; Ann McDonough and her husband Leo McAuliffe of Westford. Harold, affectionately known as Bubby was the adoring grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, including his grandchildren John, Catherine, Claire, Sarah and Hannah Donegan; Benjamin Sukeforth and his wife Alexandria (Lee) Sukeforth; Daniel Johnson and his wife Aili (Ruuska) Johnson, Paul Johnson and his wife Colleen (Biggins) Johnson, and Catherine Johnson; Loic Sukeforth; Peter and Grace Bellino; Thomas, Ryan, and Connor McDonough; Alexis and Kaitlin McAuliffe; and his great grandchildren Liam, Isla, and Genevieve Johnson. Bubby had a wonderful sense of humor, a wry smile and especially loved kidding his children and grandchildren. He was an incredible cook, famous for his Boston Baked Beans. He was an avid reader and a diehard Patriots fan. Respected and loved by his family and everyone who knew him, Bubby will be sorely missed. Harold's wake will be held at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Road, Lexington, on Wednesday, April 25, from 5 to 8 pm. The immediate family will have a private burial service at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice Care, 360 Merrimack Street Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.
Published in The Lexington Minuteman from Apr. 24 to May 3, 2018
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