1918 – 2004

SOUTH PARIS – Andrew Victor Haverinen, 85, died Monday, Jan. 26, at the Market Square Health Care Center. He had been a patient there since the summer of 2002. He battled several health problems, including heart disease, arthritis and cancer.

He was born Sept. 14, 1918, in South Paris, one of 13 children of Victori and Ani Haverinen. Early in his life, he moved to Sunapee, N.H., where he grew up and attended school. He graduated from Sunapee High School in 1937.

In 1939, he moved back to South Paris with his parents to a farm on the King Hill Road. He was excited about hunting and fishing in Maine. This is where he lived the rest of his life.

He married the former Sylvia Pulkkinen on June 8, 1946. Together they had four children. She died in 1990. He worked outdoors all of his life, first as a woodsman, then later starting the family blueberry business and maple syrup production. He worked with his son, Victor, as long as his health allowed him to do so.

He was a member of the Mission Congregational Church in West Paris. He served in several capacities, including superintendent of the Sunday School and Secretary to the Treasurer.

He is survived by two sons, William and his wife Cheryl of Queensbury, N.Y., and Victor and his wife Sonia of South Paris; a daughter, Ellen Aho and her husband Steven of South Paris; four granddaughters, Jennifer Haverinen of Whitefield, Rachel Heiss of Albany, NY., Laurie and Meg Haverinen of Queensbury, N.Y.; two sisters, Eileen Tatro and her husband William of South Paris and Lempi Stevenson of Bossier City, La.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife; a son, Andrew Haverinen; four brothers; and six sisters.

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