, Salem, MA

March 28, 2013

John H. McNamara, 87

Hamilton — John H. McNamara, 87, died Friday March 22, 2013, in the comforting presence of his family, at his home.

Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late John H. and Lillian (Richards) McNamara. He grew up in Peabody where he attended schools. He lived in Lynn for many years.

He was a veteran of World War II, with service in the U.S. Army, and upon his discharge achieved the rank of Corporal. He served in Burma, India. Mr. McNamara worked with General Electric in Wilmington for his career until retirement 22 years ago. John played softball for Tanner’s Pub of Peabody, and enjoyed taking fishing trips to Canada. He was very devoted to his nieces and nephews and will be remembered for all his kindness and generosity extended to them.

He is survived by two sisters, Gloria and her husband Oakley Lockard and Shirley McNamara, all of Hamilton; seven nieces and nephews, Lisa and her husband Al Miano, Dennis and his wife Gail Lockard, Heidi and her husband Scott Cutter, Gretchen and her husband Carl Chytla, Damie and her husband Joe Curran, Larry and his wife Elaine Lockard, and Daniel Lockard; eight great-nieces and -nephews; and three great-great-nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Patricia McNamara and Anna Croft.

ARRANGEMENTS: Following cremation, a private family funeral service honoring his life will be held graveside in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made to VNA Care Network & Hospice, Development Office, 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit for online obit & sign condolences.