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William Cleary

December 20, 1937 - April 29, 2023


Obituary For William Cleary

William Cleary, 85, of Lynnfield, died Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers.

Born in Medford, MA, he was the son of the late Edward and Edna (Dickey) Cleary. He graduated from Tufts University and then continued his education at Leslie College where he received his Masters of Education.

William began his teaching career in Peabody at the Seeglitz Junior High School and later taught at the Higgins Middle School. His last teaching assignment was at Peabody High School where he was an Industrial Arts instructor. He enjoyed the model train hobby and was a member of the Train Collectors Association.

William is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma J. (Lawrence) Cleary and his son Stephen M. Cleary, both of Lynnfield. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, services will be private.

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  • 05/05/2023

    A true gentleman. Bill always helped this rookie IA teacher when I began my teaching career in1972. I enjoyed talking to him about cars, politics,and life in general. Also, As the years went along, I enjoyed seeing him at the North Shore Mall after we retired. I will miss him. John Andruszkiewicz

  • 05/03/2023

    Mr. Cleary was a class-action teacher at Higgins Jr. High, Thank you for teaching me Graphic Arts and for teaching so clearly. Thank you Mr. Cleary.

  • 05/02/2023

    Mr. Cleary was a class act. Had him as a Graphics Art teacher at Seeglitz Jr High. He had a lot of patience with us young guys. Very meticulous. Thank you Mr. Cleary, R.I.P. -Pete Mulholland

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