John Meagher's Story
John Meagher Crean, 81, of Danvers, formerly of Peabody and South Yarmouth, passed away on April 21, 2017, at Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm, after a brief illness.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Pauline E. (Pierce) Crean, John was the son of William H. and Ethelwyn E. Crean, and was raised in Peabody.
He attended St. John’s Grammar School and was a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School, the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and Georgetown Law School.
Mr. Crean served in the U.S. Army in the Language Division, and was stationed in Bad Aibling, Germany.
Mr. Crean was a partner in the law firm of Pearl, McNiff, Crean, Cook and Sheehan, 30 Main St., Peabody, for over three decades before his retirement to South Yarmouth, where he lived, along with his wife, Pauline, for 15 years.
John is survived by two brothers, Paul G. of Wolfeboro, N.H. and his wife, Norma, and David M. Crean of Mercer Island, Wash. and his wife, Dorothy. He was predeceased by his brother, William H. Crean, Jr. and his wife, Peggy of Phoenix. He is also survived by his step-daughters, Elizabeth Kimball Gagne and her husband, Robert of Gilford, N.H. and Barbara Boulay Malgeri and her husband, Vincent of Danvers; his step-sons, Robert Boulay and his wife, Donna of Goffstown N.H., and Stephen Boulay and his wife, Deann of Newburyport; as well as 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
John was a benefactor of Camp Belknap in Tuftonboro, N.H., where he was both a camper and camp counselor for many years in his youth.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at 82 Lynn St., Peabody, at 11 a.m. Calling hours begin at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 09123. The interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary, and memorial guest book.
Published on  June 13, 2017