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New England horseman William Berube dies

February 06, 2019

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William J. Berube, 73, recently of Greenville, NH, died Jan. 28 at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, Mass.

The son of the late Joseph and Eva (Demers), Mr. Berube was born in Dracut, Mass., and raised on the family’s Dracut Farm at which he resided for more than 50 years. He was a graduate of Dracut High School, class of 1963.

He worked as a Standardbred trainer in Pepperell, Rockingham, and Foxborough for many years. He worked for the last 25 years with Joel Wheeler. He also raced horses over the years at many of the region’s tracks.

Mr. Berube had a fondness for farming and tending to the many farm animals he raised over the years.

He is survived by his sister, Helen L. Milo; brothers, Thomas J. (Marianne) and Robert J. (Penny); and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Berube’s funeral arrangements are under the direction of Edgar J. Racicot Inc. Funeral Home, 1400 Broadway Rd., Dracut. Burial will be in the spring. Online condolences may be shared at www.racicotfuneralhome.com.

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