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John L. Lawlor of Peabody, formerly of North Reading, passed away Nov. 18. He was the beloved husband of 67 years to Barbara C. (Cook). He was son of the late James R. and Margaret (Troup) Lawlor and brother of the late James R. Lawlor, Jr. and the late Isabelle (Lawlor) (Talbert) Mitchell. He was brother-in-law of Barbara Cook of Maine and uncle of Margaret Robbins of Burlington, Sheila and her husband, Lawrence Dutile of Tennessee, James R. Lawlor III of Florida, and Brian Talbert of Tennessee. John is also survived by several grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews.
John graduated from Arlington High School. He served his country in WWII, retired from Raffi and Swanson, Inc. in Wilmington, Mass., 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, Maine, and was a member of B&MMR Historical Society.
A Memorial Mass will be held for John on Friday, Dec. 1, in Brooksby Village Chapel, 100 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Historical Society of Newfield, Maine, P.O. Box 82, Newfield, ME 04056, for Old Newfield Cemetery Fund; or 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. Arrangements made by the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading. www.cotafuneralhomes.com
Published on  November 28, 2017
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