Linwood Cemetery and Crematory donates generous gift to Merrimack Valley Hospice


Haverhill, MA – Recently, representatives from the Board of Trustees of Linwood Cemetery and Crematory presented a generous gift to Merrimack Valley Hospice in recognition of the wonderful care they provide.  Funds will be designated to support patients as they confront the challenges of advanced illness and end of life at High Pointe House, the hospice and palliative care residence of Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill.

“We are pleased to make this substantial donation to High Pointe House to assist the valuable services Merrimack Valley Hospice provides to patients and families in our community.  They are a tremendous resource to our city and region,” said Gordon Stone, Trustee at Linwood.

“We are touched that the Board of Trustees of Linwood Cemetery and Crematory voted to designate these critical funds to Merrimack Valley Hospice,” said Karen Gomes, RN, MS, CPHQ, President and CEO of Home Health Foundation which includes Merrimack Valley Hospice, Home Health VNA and HomeCare, Inc. “It is an honor to be their charity of choice; many patients and their families will benefit from this special gift to support High Pointe House.”

Linwood Cemetery and Crematory is a private, non-denominational, nonprofit 45 acre cemetery located in Haverhill, MA.  Since being founded over 170 years ago, Linwood Cemetery and Crematory has helped families memorialize their loved ones with dignity and respect in surroundings of unparalleled beauty and serenity.  They provide full-service, year-round burial and cremation services tailored to personal, religious, and cultural preferences.

Merrimack Valley Hospice, affiliated with Home Health VNA and HomeCare, Inc., is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to serving the needs of terminally ill patients and their families.  Together, the agencies serve more than 110 communities throughout Northeastern Massachusetts, the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire and Southern Maine.

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L-R: Michael Kenney, Karen Gomes, and Gordon Stone

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