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Wilson J. Lobao, Jr., 76, beloved husband of Peggy (Jordan) Lobao, died on Monday, August 28, 2017, as a result of a tragic accident in his yard.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Wilson J. Lobao, Sr. and Delphine (Silva) Lobao. He grew up in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School. He later attended the University of Massachusetts at Lowell to study mechanical engineering.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served testing rocket engines in California during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Lobao worked for Ted Hood Sailmakers in Marblehead, and nurtured his passion for boating and the sea. He later was a machinist at various shops around the North Shore area.
Wilson was a member of the Winthrop Yacht Club. He enjoyed skiing in his younger years, and more recently snowmobiling in Pittsburg, N.H., with his family. He was proud of his project building his own boat that he started with his father which became a testament to his attention to detail. He was always happy, would greet people with a friendly smile, and always say that he was “Simply Marvelous.” He had a penchant for singing Christmas Carols all year long, and with his witty sense of humor he made any situation brighter. The boatbuilder of Lowell Street will be missed immensely.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Jordan) Lobao of Peabody, Mass., with whom he shared 15 years of marriage; her son, Carl E. Hanselman, Jr. and his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Jordan and Kendall, all of Stratham, N.H.; his daughter, Darlene Meagher of Groveland, Mass., and son, Wilson Lobao, III of Wilmington, Mass.; several grandchildren; his brother, Richard J. Lobao and his wife, Donna of Windham, Maine; his uncle, John and his wife, Irene Lobao of Peabody, Mass.; and his aunt, Violet Newey of Peabody, Mass.; and many cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for a visitation on Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Memorial donations may be made to Red Cross Aid for Hurricane Harvey, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or you can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a monetary gift. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary or sign condolence message.
Published on  August 31, 2017
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