Delbert L.'s Story
Mr. Delbert L. Hunter, 92, of Beverly, formerly of Wilmington and Safety Harbor, Fla., beloved husband of Theresa E. (Beaudry) Hunter, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Hugo, Colo., he was the son of the late Roy and Alethea (Dryden) Hunter. He was raised in Indiana, a graduate of Vincennes High School, Class of 1943.
An honorably discharged veteran, Delbert served his country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII. He was very proud of his service to his country and had the distinction of being on the deck of the USS Missouri during the historic signing of the Japanese surrender.
Mr. Hunter began his career at Hanscom Air Force Base repairing office machines. Known for his exceptional work ethic, he later worked in research and development and was on the team that opened a plant in Ireland for Wang Laboratories.
Family was most important to Delbert; his wife, Theresa was his favorite square dancing partner and traveling companion. He enjoyed being involved in his children's and later his grandchildren's lives, sharing in their many accomplishments and milestones. A very giving man, his most favorite activity was repairing, woodworking or crafting anything and everything for others. He was an avid sports fan, who enjoyed playing football, baseball, and skiing. As a scuba diver he was a member of the New England Divers. Delbert will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Surviving Delbert, in addition to his wife, Theresa, are his daughter, Pamela Cote and her husband, Donald of Peabody; his son, Stephen Hunter of Gorham, Maine; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Hunter of Salem and Paul Hunter of Denmark, Maine; his nephews, Robert and Roy Hunter; niece, Kay Hunter; and sister-in-law, Helen Hunter. He was also the brother of the late Lee and Robert Hunter.
Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral Mass which will be held in St. Adelaide's Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, on Thursday, August 10, at 10:30 a.m. Burial is private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made to All Care Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on August 8, 2017