WEBSTER - Henry L. Harvard, Jr., 76, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 with his wife at his side after a courageous 6 year battle with cancer.
He leaves his wife of 11 years, Carol A. (Zackiewicz) Merchant Harvard; 2 children; 2 stepsons and their families; 4 sisters, a brother and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 brothers and a sister.
He was born in Dudley on November 15, 1941, a son of Henry L. Harvard, Sr. and Agnes (Nierodzinski) Harvard and was a lifelong resident of Webster, Dudley and Thompson.
Mr. Harvard worked for 29 years at Anchor Glass in Dayville, CT and then retired from Flexcon Corp. in Spencer as a machine operator.
He was a life member of the Thompson Rod and Gun Club in which he served as President and on the Board of Directors for many years. He was also a past member of the Singletary Road & Gun Club in Sutton.
He was a member of Saint Louis Church. He enjoyed lake fishing and trips to the casino. In his retirement he and his wife traveled to Florida and Las Vegas.
As he wished, there are no calling hours or services. Burial will be private in Saint Anthony Cemetery. Masses will be offered for Mr. Harvard in Saint Louis Church at a later time.
The family wishes to sincerely thank the Cancer Care Center of UMass Hospital on Lake Avenue in Worcester, especially Dr. William Walsh, for their compassionate and most competent treatment these past 6 years. Donations in his memory may be made to Saint Louis Church, 15 Lake Street, or to Webster-Dudley Food Share, 4 Church Street, both in Webster, MA 01570. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street.