Arthur Hale Veasey Jr., a life-long resident of Haverhill, Massachusetts and summer resident of Squirrel Island, Maine, died Dec, 26, 2018 at High Pointe House in Haverhill.
Born Nov. 7, 1922 the son of Decia Beebe and Arthur H. Veasey, he was a graduate of the class of 1941 at Phillips Academy, and pursued his higher education at Kenyon College before enlisting in the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
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 predeceased 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, Pennsylvania; son, Arthur Hale Veasey III and his wife Susan of West Newbury, Massachusetts; and son, Robert Anderson Veasey of Chicago, Illinois. 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, Massachusetts on Thursday, Jan. 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 nonprofit of the donor’s choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.dcsfuneralhome.com