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Harold “Hal” Harnois

October 15th, 2021

Harold “Hal” Harnois passed away on October 13, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Hal was born on September 30, 1946, to Ernest and Beatrice Harnois.

After graduating from Lynn Trade High School, he served in the US Army before starting his career and raising his family in Salisbury and Newburyport, MA.

Hal worked in aerospace & electrical engineering for over 40 years, holding positions at General Electric, Ametek, Kollsman & Meggitt Avionics before retiring.

Hal was passionate about technology and fixing anything broken. He loved what he did for a living and made lifelong friendships with his co-workers.

Hal was preceded in death by his wife Linda (Suslak) Harnois, with whom he shared over 50 years of marriage.

Hal is survived by three children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Tim and Chris Harnois of Danvers, his son Curtis of Texas and his two children, Brianna of South Hamilton; Kimberly and Andrew Bennett of Granby, CT, her children Cameron, and Kylie Downs; Kristin and Al Ferrone, their children Brendan, and Justine of Wilmington.

He leaves behind siblings Anita Creager and Donald and Richard Harnois. Hal was also an incredible brother-in-law and uncle who will be missed dearly.

Among Hal’s fondest memories were times with grandchildren at Salisbury Beach, Indian Head, N.H., Disney, Old Orchard Beach, Cape Cod and Silver Lake. Hal was his grandchildren’s biggest fan at school and sporting events, and loved annual golf weekends in Moultonborough, NH.

Hal’s children would like to thank the staff at BrightView North Andover and Hospice of Mass for their compassionate care.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, October 19th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m.

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Harold “Hal” Harnois”

  1. Beth Bryce says:

    Haly, you were a great brother in law and you have left me with so many great memories. All the times you took me canobie lake, the camp on the lake in NH,saving me from my crazy ass sister who was trying to feed me the same piece of spam for three days. Most of all was you were like a another big brother to me and fit in so perfectly and how you loved my sister Linda so much and gave us three incredible nephew and nieces.
    Time to relax and have a cocktail with Linda. You finished your job.
    Love your baby sister in law
    Beth ????

  2. Beth Bryce says:

    Haly, you were a great brother in law and you have left me with so many great memories. All the times you took me canobie lake, the camp on the lake in NH,saving me from my crazy ass sister who was trying to feed me the same piece of spam for three days. Most of all was you were like a another big brother to me and fit in so perfectly and how you loved my sister Linda so much and gave us three incredible nephew and nieces.
    Time to relax and have a cocktail with Linda. You finished your job.
    Love your baby sister in law
    Beth ????

  3. Donald Harnois says:

    Hal was a great brother. As a child he followed me around like a puppy dog, and I loved it. Lots of great memories. Due to his health conditions he was never able to participate in any of the 103 birthday celebrations at Brooksby Village for our Aunt Marge (Coon) Cole, but she ALWAYS asked about him. Many times I heard the story that she told about bumping into him at the Middleton Golf Course, She heard his voice and said “hey is that you Hallie?” She was 92 at
    the time. He had two cousins living in WV, and one in FL and they always asked about him.

  4. RON MARSHALL says:

    super friends the perfect couple had such wonderfull tineswith al andHal and linda rest in peace!!

  5. Mary L.S. Vachon says:

    Hal will be deeply missed. He was such an important, steady and contributing member of the Suslak clan. You could always count on Hal to quietly be there, helping in whatever way he could. He was a committed husband, father, and brother-in-law. He and Linda had many good years together, the last ones were not easy, but now they are together again. May they have a good time while “resting in peace”.
    Love,
    Mary and Bruce

  6. hank burke says:

    worked for and with Hal at GE and Ametek he was great boss and co-worker. Also a good partner for a few on the course at Hillview after work. my prayers for the Harnois family

  7. Becky Contreras says:

    Mr. Harnois also known as Popo. I will never forget the first time he came to Texas to meet us. Him and Mrs. Harnois treated me as their own grandchild also. All the trips he included me on especially Disney World, then to Boston. Chris and Kim were just as fun as Mr. Harnois. He was a cool guy, and so fun to be around. He loved dancing. Now he is in Heaven with Mrs. Harnois and will be missed so much. Thank you for the great memories. Love always Becky.

  8. Anita L Creager says:

    As Hal’s big sister, I missed so much of his childhood, since I moved from New England when he was 9, but I remember the baseball games and all the home made boats on Sluice Pond. Wish we had more time together. He and Linda are together now, and both at peace.

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