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June 11, 1930 - June 03, 2022
Obituary For Ethel Atkinson
Peabody – Ethel M. (Pool) Atkinson 91, beloved wife of the late Lloyd J. Atkinson, died Friday, June 3, 2022.
Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Albert Pool and Ethel (Ryder-Pool) Ruest. Ethel was also predeceased by her brother Charles R. Pool.
Ethel was a life-long resident of Peabody, graduating from Peabody High School in 1949. Mrs. Atkinson retired from the Loring Avenue Salem plant of GTE Sylvania, in 1989 after thirty-four years of service. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club and the GTE Sylvania Retirement Club. She was a former member of the West Congregational Church in Peabody and was actively involved in their group visiting the elderly in local nursing homes. Ethel enjoyed spending time during the summer months in York Maine and for many years spent the winter months in Naples Florida. She resided at Brooksby Village for the past six years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
Ethel is survived by her son, Gary M. Atkinson and his wife, Carole of Reading, grandchildren, Michael J. Atkinson, Lee Ann Piatt and her husband Donald, and Karen Atkinson, as well as two great granddaughters, Abigail and Ava Piatt. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Joan Pool of California, and a close cousin, Gail Tardif of Lynn.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held graveside, at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, 100R Cedar Grove Avenue, Peabody, Monday, June 13, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody.
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Dear Gary, Carole, and Family. Ethel and your dad, Lloyd, were the best neighbors to live next to on Rainbow Road. I am very sad to hear of her passing. She and Lloyd are terribly missed by my family. May she rest in peace. Marie King and the D'Ambrosio family.
My deepest condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother. She was always a beacon of sunshine in the greatest neighborhood in the world. Bridge on Tuesday? I can't remember the day. I can't say enough great things about you mom and dad. Heaven has gained another rainbow angel.
Dear Gary, Carole and Family, it breaks my heart that your Mom is gone but, is comforting to know that the Bridge Club is all back together again in Heaven. What a wonderful neighbor and friend she was to all of the Hallinan's! A fond memory is her hosting a sleepover for a few of us girls back in the day, such a kind, sweet soul. Living in North Carolina will prevent us from attending the service, but please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jeannie & Paul
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