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John H Willey
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Obituary for John H Willey

BEVERLY – John H. Willey, age 85, died Thursday November 23, 2017 unexpectedly surrounded by his family. Husband of Phyllis G. (Lauranzano) Willey. He was born in Ipswich, MA and grew up in Ipswich, MA. He was the son of the late George and Margaret (Power) Willey. He graduated from Ipswich High School class of 1950.
An honorary discharged veteran, he served in the United States Navy during the Korea War aboard the destroyer USS Myles C. Fox.
John worked as a pressman for Daniels Printing Company for forty-five years. He was a member of The Italian Community Center and the VFW Post 1093 in Ipswich. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, golf and family.
Surviving him in addition to his wife Phyllis with whom they shared over sixty-two years of marriage with are three sons, David Willey and his wife Nancy of Laconia, NH, John D. Willey and his wife Janet White of Peabody, Steven Willey of Beverly; a daughter Patricia Brooks and her husband Wayne of Bohemia, NY; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Leanne, Patrick, Jay, Erin, Jade, Sarah; six great grandchildren, Gunnar, Lyla, Ryan, Keegan, Harper, Ella. He was predeceased by a brother, Earl Willey and a sister Katherine (Peggy) Joyce.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch Street, Beverly, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Friday December 1, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.


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Visitation

Friday

1

Dec

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Service

Saturday

2

Dec

10:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church

111 New Balch Street
Beverly, MA 1915

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