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Mr. Douglas D. Phinney III, 45, of Beverly, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Salem, he was the son of Katherine (Wright) Glover and the late Douglas D. Phinney Jr. Raised and educated in Danvers, he was a graduate of Danvers High School class of 1991.
Mr. Phinney had worked with an exotic pet store where his love for exotic animals was portrayed in the care taking and animal educational shows he provided. He treasured learning new things about the animals especially his favorite creatures the geckos and lizards and truly enjoyed sharing that knowledge with others.
Most recently, Doug had been employed at Aero Manufacturing, where he worked with his step father Vaughn and many employees that enjoyed Doug’s association.
Doug found great joy in being outdoors, he enjoyed hiking and appreciated the true beauty of nature. He had many passions in his life, his family and friends being the utmost importance. His goal was to make people laugh and was willing to go above and beyond to make everyone happy. His infectious laugh, caring soul and loving personality will be greatly missed.
Douglas is survived by his son, Burke Douglas Phinney of Rochester, N.H., his mother, Katherine R. Glover and her husband Vaughn of Danvers, his maternal grandmother Jeanette (Dumas) Wright of Danvers, his sisters, Jennifer M. Tenney and her husband Travis of Salisbury and Kelly Phinney of Warner, N.H.; his brother, Benjamin Phinney and his wife Emily of Georgetown, Ill, his stepmother, Kathy Feragguto and her husband, Paul of Woburn and many aunts, uncles, extended family and dear friends.
His funeral service will be held graveside at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake St., Peabody, on Monday, April 10th at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte 62) Danvers, Saturday, April 8th from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Doug’s memory to Fund for Nature c/o Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  April 7, 2017
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