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Robert Hartley Doty

Robert Hartley Doty, 67, of Gile Street, Haverhill, formerly longtime of Ipswich, the beloved husband of Sheila J.  (Gallant) Doty, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 5, 2011  in the Merrimack Valley Hospital following  a short illness.   

Born in Ipswich, November 22, 1943, son of the late Joseph and Christine (Bell) Doty of Ipswich, he was raised in Ipswich, attending public schools. Bob was  employed as a driver  by Centre Trucking Service of North Reading for over thirty years. He enjoyed working in his yard,  woodworking, reading, and playing with his beloved dog  Callie. He was a member of the Ipswich Fish and Game Club.

In addition to his wife of twenty-five years he is survived by six sons, Paul Doty of Haverhill, David Doty and his companion Peg  of Sandown, NH, Brian Doty and his wife Kathryn of Danvers, Stephen Comeau and his wife Terry of NJ, Michael Comeau and his wife Dijana of WI and Bretley Burnett and his wife Jackie of Wenham;  eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; three sisters, Nancy Tabor of Ipswich, Christine Marchulaitis of Greenland, NH and Mary Beres of TX and many nephews and nieces.

Visiting hours will be Saturday, April 9, 2011 from  2 to 5 pm with a service at 5 pm in the  Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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