PEABODY, MA — John L. Lawlor, of Peabody, formerly of North Reading, passed away on November 18th. Beloved husband of 67 years to Barbara C. (Cook). Son of the late James R. and Margaret (Troup) Lawlor. Brother of the late James R. Lawlor, Jr. and the late Isabelle (Lawlor) (Talbert) Mitchell. Brother-in-law of Barbara Cook of ME. Uncle of Margaret Robbins of Burlington, Sheila and her husband Lawrence Dutile of TN, James R. Lawlor III of FL, and Brian Talbert of TN. John is also survived by several grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews.
John graduated from Arlington High School. He served his country in WWII, retired from Raffi and Swanson, Inc. in Wilmington, MA and then spent many winters in Florida enjoying volunteering at Give Kids the World. He was a charter member of the Historical Society of Newfield, MA and was a member of B&MMR Historical Society.
A Memorial Mass will be held for John on Friday, December 1st in Brooksby Village Chapel, 100 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody at 12noon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s memory to the Historical Society of Newfield, ME; P.O. Box 82, Newfield, ME 04056 for Old Newfield Cemetery Fund, Brooksby Village Resident Care Fund, Resident Life Suite, 200 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA 01960 or Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Cota Funeral Homes.)
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