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R. Peter McGonnell
August 04, 1940 - July 16, 2021
Obituary For R. Peter McGonnell
R. Peter McGonnell, 80, of Peabody, passed away Friday morning at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Diana (Foisy) McGonell.
Peter was born on August 4, 1940, in Lynn, MA, son of the late W. Thomas McGonnell and Mary (Boisseau) McGonell. He was raised and educated in Lynnfield.
Prior to his retirement, he served as a firefighter and mechanic for the Lynnfield Fire Department, a career that he took immense pride in. He was also a member of the Boston Fire Museum, Box 52, New England Fire Apparatus Maint. Assoc, Lynnfield FireFighters Relief Assoc., he served as a past president of Local 2472, Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors. He was also recognized by the Fire Department of New York City for his dedication and friendship. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
Besides his loving wife, Diana, he is survived by his daughters and their spouses, Tracy Dunajski and her husband Michael of Peabody, Wendy Mutti and her husband Michael of No. Reading; his grandchildren, Devon and Molly Dunajski, Matthew, Samantha, and Alyse Mutti, his cousin John and Deborah McGonnell and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his brother J. Kelly McGonnell.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 22, from 9A.M – 12P.M., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, in Peabody.
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