Haverhill, MA - Catherine “Debbie” Thistle, 74 of Haverhill, MA, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Danville, NH on Thursday, February 22, 2018 after a period of declining health.
Catherine was born in Somerville, MA on August 28, 1943 to the late Augustus and Rose Alves.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Richard “Dick” Thistle. Catherine leaves behind her three children, sons Steven Smith of Manchester, NH and Todd Smith and wife Dorinda of Old Lyme, CT and her daughter Michelle Croteau and husband Gary of Danville, NH. She was also a loving Nana to her four grandchildren, Neil and Ned Smith and Chloe and Kathryn Croteau who she found great joy in spending time with. She was also known by many as simply “Nana”. Debbie always found a reason to laugh and to make others laugh along with her. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. The family will share details of a celebration of life in Debbie’s honor once final arrangements have been made.Print Obituary & Condolences