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Allan J. McQuarrie

March 13, 1941 - February 27, 2023


Obituary For Allan J. McQuarrie

Peabody – Allan J. McQuarrie 81, beloved husband of Agnes (Adam) McQuarrie, died at home on Monday, February 27, 2023.
Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late John and Elvah (Durgin) McQuarrie. He received his early education in the Lynn school system and graduated from Saugus High School.

Al was employed for 41 years at General Electric Company in both Lynn and Everett until his retirement. He began as a machinist and later became the co-director of the Employee Assistance Program. He was passionate and proud of his contributions for the Employee Assistance Program for the Local 201 Union members at GE which helped hundreds of employees and their families over the years.
A longtime resident of Peabody, Al was a “Friend of Bill W” for over forty years and mentored many people. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him, especially his many dogs which he loved dearly and fondly referred to them as his kids.

He is survived by his wife with whom he shared over sixty one years of marriage, his son Allan McQuarrie Jr. and his wife, Randi of Salem, NH, his son John McQuarrie of Peabody, his daughter, Jill Fitzgerald of Peabody, nine grandchildren, Dr. Allan McQuarrie III, Jonathan McQuarrie, Justin McQuarrie, David McQuarrie Jr., Melissa McQuarrie, Kendra McQuarrie, Erik McQuarrie, Katie Fitzgerald and Patrick Fitzgerald, four great grandchildren, and a brother, Edward McQuarrie and his wife, Sue of Peabody.

He is joined in heaven with his predeceased son David McQuarrie.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Allan may be made to the charity of your choice. For directions and online guestbook, please visitwww.ccbfuneral.com.

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  • 03/07/2023

    Your light will forever shine upon us.

  • 03/05/2023

    Al and Randi, I am incredibly sorry for your loss and wish you and your family comfort in the days ahead. Skip

  • 03/03/2023

    To Aggie and all your family. I am Allan's cousin Ronnie Brennan and sending my heartfelt condolences to you all. I last saw Allan 3 years age when I lost my Bill and he came to his Celebration of Life. It was so special for him to make the time to see me and my family. We were close as kids but as we all married went in all different directions it was more over the computer that there was any contact. You have a beautiful family, the family name McQuarrie made me smile seeing it so many times introducing your family. Just my 2 brothers Chuck and Peter carry on the name for my family!!!! Sending my love, he was very special to me. Love Ronnie

  • 03/02/2023

    Al was a great person and saved so many peoples lives! Loved working with him when I was both VP and BA of our union for years. He was a fantastic EAP Director for our Union! RIP AL!!! And condolences to his entire family!

  • 03/02/2023

    One of the most kindest, caring humans ever. Al, I thank you for welcoming my teenage self into your home (and Ag of course too). You always made sure the junk draw was full of goodies, a tradition I continued with my kids. And your lasagna, let's just say I hope Jill has your recipe. I send my most sincere condolences to Ag, Jill, Katie, Patrick and all the family, the biggest hugs are sent to you all. Thank you for making my life better, you will be missed but very much remembered.


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