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MARBLEHEAD, MA - Howard A. Lacey, 97 years old, of Marblehead, Mass., died peacefully on December 20, 2017. Howard was born in Old Forge, N.Y., on July 2, 1920, to Charles H. Lacey and Ethel G. (Miller) Lacey. He was a graduate of Lynn English High and shortly after went to work for Forbes Lithograph, Chelsea, Mass.
In 1942, Howard joined the U. S. Army-Air Corp as an airplane mechanic. Before going to Europe in 1943 Howard married Clara (Nappi) Lacey of Lynn, Mass. Upon returning home, he and Clara moved to Marblehead, Mass., where they lived for 60 years raising three children.
Predeceased by his wife Clara, he leaves three children, Donna Motsis, Charles Lacey, and Judi Rewinski; grandchildren, Robin McCann, Gregg Stuart, Jill Cameron, Lauren Slaven, and Erica Whelan; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held in the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead, on Thursday, December 28, at 11 a.m. Burial with honors to follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org. To share a memory of Howard or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 26, 2017
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