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Obituary: Peter P. Sherry, 74, of Swampscott

The obituary for Peter P. Sherry, 74, of Swampscott.

Peter P. Sherry, 74, of Swamscott.
Peter P. Sherry, 74, of Swamscott.
Mr. Peter P. Sherry, 74 years of Swampscott, died Tuesday April 29, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Peabody after a brief illness. He was born in Lynn and raised in Swampscott, the son of the late Philip and Marie (Miller) Sherry. He was a 1957 graduate of Swampscott High School and attended Northeastern University. He has lived in Swampscott all of his life. 

Peter was an Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War, serving as a Military Intelligence Specialist. He was a member of the Swampscott Lions Club, and the Sylvania Retiree's. He loved horse racing, golf, walking, boating and skiing. He was employed as a Production Manager with Sylvania Lighting in Danvers for many years. 

He is survived by his children Angel Melnik and her husband Bill of Londonderry NH, Julie Cowles and her husband Gary of Londonderry, NH, Sean Sherry of Swampscott, Laura Sherry and her companion David Zion of Marblehead., his grandchildren, Brandon Murray, Griffin Cowles, Abby Cowles, Blake Melnik, Shayne, Tyler and Jacob Sherry and Morgan Zion. He leaves his fiancée Alice Gately- Lombardo of Winchester. He also leaves his brother Paul Sherry and his wife Patricia of Swampscott and sister Pamela Creed of Satellite Beach, Florida, his nieces and nephew, Wendy, Phil, and Jennifer Sherry. 

His funeral will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street ( Rte 1A) Lynn followed by a funeral mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Visiting hours are on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 315 Norwood Park South, 1st Floor, Norwood, MA 02062. (www.alsa.org/donate) or Boston VA Hospital, Attn: Voluntary Service, Peter Sherry Memorial Gift Fund, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132 (www.bostonva.gov/index.asp). Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com - See more at: http://www.solimine.com/obituary/Peter-P.-Sherry/Swampscott-MA/1378344#sthash.g3peZGEZ.dpuf

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