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Herbert C. Hemenway, 83, beloved husband of Mary J. (Wentworth) Hemenway, died Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the Beverly Hospital.
Born and raised in North Adams, he was the son of the late Herbert C. and Laura (Estes) Hemenway. He graduated from Drury High School in North Adams and earned a bachelor's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Mr. Hemenway had been employed for over 40 years as a mechanical engineer for the United Shoe Machine Corporation in Beverly until the time of his retirement in 1996.
A longtime resident of Beverly, Mr. Hemenway was an active member and Deacon at the First Church in Wenham. He also played the trombone for the Dane Street Band in Beverly. A self-taught "handyman", he performed all kinds of repairs throughout his house. He was also an accomplished woodworker, having built all types of furniture for his home and for family members. Mr. Hemeway was also an avid reader, runner and cyclist and had a great love for animals, especially his pet dog, "Otto," as well as his other pet dogs that predeceased him. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife with whom he shared 56 years of marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Robin Calnan and her husband, Daniel of Charlotte, N.C., and Jennifer Selvo and her husband, Kevin of Peabody; four grandchildren, Nicholas Selvo, Alexander Selvo, and twins, Mary and Rose Calnan; three sisters, Nancy Martin and her husband, Ray of Northampton, Bonnie Faerber and her husband, David of Camp Hill, Pa., and Sally Batura of Florence, Mass.; several nieces and nephews; his longtime dear friend, Stan Fredriksen of New Hampshire; and his devoted sister-in-law, Carol Marsella of Beverly. He was also the brother of the late Laura, Ginny, Carol, and Terri.
His funeral service will be held at the First Church in Wenham, 1 Arbor Street, Wenham, Friday, September 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Contributions may be made in his memory to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 (www.autismspeaks.org). Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on August 31, 2017
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