Photo courtesy of Murphy Funeral Home - Salem

William S. "Esso" Haines

Aug 12, 1930 - Jul 8, 2013

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I was thinking back to my childhood and I remember the times I spent at my grandfather's store (Marblehead Super). Esso came to mind and I found that he had passed. My condolences to the family. I really enjoyed the time I spent with him. He was a great friend to Louie Halpert and to all who knew him.

I just learned from my sister Sheila of Esso's passing. He was a Marblehead legend. I have fond memories of playing catcher in little league with Esso right behind me and I do not ever remember him making a bad call!
Timothy Howes
Clinton, Mass

Dear Nancy and the entire Haines family,
Deeply saddened to learn of the recent loss of your beloved husband, father and great friend to so many in Marblehead and beyond. Esso was truly a "Marblehead Original" whose love for all things Marblehead and especially it's people and athletic programs was constant and unwavering. Most notably it was his affection for and support of our cherished Marblehead High Football team that seemed his greatest inspiration. I think it all...

Dear Nancy and Family,My deepest sympathies at Esso's passing. He was the keeper of the Marblehead Magicians football flame.He basically saved the program.Sincerely,Lou Hettinger 51'

My deepest sympathy to the family of Esso. Marblehead sports has lost an avid supporter, advocate, a true 'Header. I worked for Esso at the Marblehead Super "Louie's" during the '60s. He umpired some of my high school baseball games and officiated at some of my football games. Esso was always in control of the game, never took overcontrol of the game - the mark of a great official. Esso put together a wondeful booklet about the 1934 Original Magicians of which my father was the...

Esso was a friend of my family for many years and have many great memories. A friend to so many and a truer 'Header there wasn't. God Bless.

Lianne & Frank,
I'm so sorry to hear of Esso's passing. I can count on two hands the number of times I met him but each one left an impression of a man who embraced life and the people in it. I last saw him playing Santa at a Christmas party here at Endicott. He was always upbeat and in the moment. Give my and Mary's deepest sympathy to Nancy.
Marc & Mary Pelletier

Judi, I did not know your dad but by reading all these wonderful tributes I feel as though I did. Please know that you have a friend in Georgia that is thinking about you and cares very much. One thing that I do know for a fact, he raised his daughter right and that speaks volumes.

Dear Judi,
I'm so sorry for your loss, and will be here for you if you need me. I have so many fond memories of your dad. He was such a great guy. At the Community Store(Brown's) your dad had a good laugh when the horse I was riding went straight up the ramp and into the store(oops). He was always so good to me at Louie's Grocery Store when I was a little girl (lollipop's). A part of him will live on through our memories and stay in our heart's forever.


William's Obituary

William S. "Esso" Haines, Jr., husband of Nancy (Bartlett) Haines of Marblehead died at home at the age of 82, Son of the late William S. "Tap" Haines and Shirley (Hinch) Haines, he was a lifelong resident of Marblehead and a graduate of Marblehead High School. ...

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