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William E. Yeo
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On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 William E. Yeo, of Amesbury MA, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, from cancer related complications at the age of 71.

He was born on February 19, 1947 in Haverhill, MA to the late Lawson and Beatrice (Cram) Yeo and graduated from Haverhill High School in 1965.

He received his degree from Babson College in 1968 and joined his father in the family business, Yeo Chevrolet. In 1975 he became President of Yeo Chevrolet. He expanded the company to include a leasing and rental division and also became a Volkswagen dealer. He served as a past director of the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association.

Mr. Yeo was an active member of the community and generously shared his time and talents. He served on the board of directors of First & Ocean National Bank of Newburyport. He was a past president of the Amesbury Industrial Foundation, a member and former trustee of the Main Street Congregational Church, and a past president and Paul Harris Fellow in the Amesbury Rotary Club. He was a member of the Warren Lodge, Aleppo Temple, and Scottish Rite.

Since childhood he enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee and was an avid boater. He also enjoyed winters in Ocean Ridge, FL. He received the greatest pleasure in spending time with his family and friends, and particularly enjoyed his role as “Grampy”.

He was the beloved husband of Cynthia (Felton) Yeo for 45 years and is survived by his two daughters Jennifer Yeo of Mountain View, CA and Sara Parisi and her husband Edward of Boylston, MA; grandsons Andrew and Matthew; sister Mary Anne and her husband Peter Lane of Haverhill; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Andrew Yeo.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the calling hours on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 4-7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill. His funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or to the United Spinal Assoc. ATTN: Doug Frey, 2 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801. (

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830





11:00 AM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Cemetery Details


Linwood Cemetery

51 Mill St.
Haverhill, MA 01830

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701

United Spinal Association

2 Rehabilitation Way
Woburn, MA 01801

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