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Harold F. Foote

Harold F. Foote, 82, husband of the late Rose (Furnari) Foote of Willowdale Dam, Ipswich,  died on Friday January 11, 2008 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, after  lengthy illness, surrounded by his family.

Born in Salem June 22, 1925 he was the son of the late Chester Lloyd and Kathleen (Eagin) Foote of Beverly. Raised in Beverly, he attended Beverly High School (class of 1944) leaving to enlist in the Navy during WWII.  Harold served in the Navy during WWII in the South Pacific Theater in the LCT Squadron 24 and was honorably discharged. He later received his diploma in 2000 through a special Veterans diploma program for those who had not had the opportunity to graduate because of war time service. In 1955 he co-founded Foote’s Canoe Rentals, a family run canoe livery, with his late wife Rose at Willowdale Dam, Ipswich. Prior to and during the start up of the canoe rental business, he was employed  as an industrial photographer. In addition to his family he enjoyed his time spent on the banks of the river and sailing.

He is survived by ten children, Gregory P. Foote and wife Debbie of Naples, FL, Kathleen M. (Foote) Henry of Lynn, Stephen J. Foote of Peabody, David L. Foote of Ipswich, Nicholas A. Foote of Rowley, Robert M. Foote and wife Janet of Ipswich, Lisa A. (Foote) Player of Topsfield, Mary T. Foote-Hill and husband Andrew of Georgetown, Michael J. and wife Alexandra of Haverhill and Kristen B. Foote and husband Claudy Jean-Charles of Georgetown; grandchildren Cyrus Foote of LaJolla, CA, Heather Bradley of Holland, PA, Rachel Henry of Lynn, John Henry of Windham, ME, Jamie Foote of Peabody, Nicole Foote of Saugus, Jason Foote of Newburyport, Novemba-Lee Stranc of S. Berwick, ME, Alicia Foote of Rowley, Christopher Player of Johnson, VT, Nicholas Player of Topsfield, Brandon Hill of Georgetown, Brittany Hill of Georgetown, David Hill of Georgetown, Michael Foote of Salisbury, Amanda Foote of Salisbury, Mason Foote of Haverhill, Lyla Foote of Haverhill, Alexander Jean-Charles of Georgetown, and Ethan Jean-Charles of Georgetown, great- grandchildren, Kyle Bradley and Devon Bradley both of Holland, PA, Tyler Stranc of S. Berwick, ME and Noah Henry of Windham, ME, sisters of Elazabeth M. Foote of Ipswich and  Barbara K. (Foote) Larson of Brooksville, ME, and  many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Robert A. Foote of Warwick, MA, and father in law of the late Linda Foote of Peabody.

His funeral will be held Tuesday 8 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Rd., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 8 pm. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, MA 01923.


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