SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 26, 2013

Peter L. MacIsaac


Lynn — Mr. Peter Lawrence MacIsaac Sr., 91, died at home Sunday evening surrounded by members of his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Johan M. (Jamieson) MacIsaac, with whom he shared 56 blessed years of marriage.

Born in Port Hood, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Allan and Sarah (MacNeil) MacIsaac. Mr. MacIsaac was a World War II veteran who served in the Canadian Army’s Black Watch Regiment. He spent months in a Nazi prison camp after being shot and captured by German forces. He was liberated along with 261 Canadian prisoners of war shortly before VE Day.

Mr. MacIsaac was employed for 35 years for General Motors in Framingham. He was a longtime communicant of St. Pius V Parish, where he was very active in many charitable organizations. He served as treasurer and secretary for the Holy Name Society and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for many years. He was also a Eucharistic Minister who continued to deliver Communion to homebound parishioners well into his eighties. He was also a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, Valladolid Council #70 and an active participant in Habitat for Humanity for over 15 years. Mr. MacIsaac served for many years as a volunteer at My Brother’s Table in Lynn. Mr. MacIsaac was a proud member of the United Auto Workers, Local 422. He was also an avid Red Sox fan.

In addition to his wife Johan, he leaves three sons, Peter Lawrence MacIsaac Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Lynn, John MacIsaac of Methuen, and Neil MacIsaac and his wife Sheila of Byfield, and three daughters, Monica Silvey and her husband Paul of Methuen, Mary Kalogeros and her husband Jim of Georgetown, and Anita Milka and her husband Bill of Rochester. He was also father of the late Johanna M. MacIsaac and “Papa” to 13 adoring grandchildren, five beautiful great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St., Lynn, Friday at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Pius V Church at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Peter’s memory may be sent to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Pius V Church, 215 Maple St., Lynn, MA 01904. For online memorial and guest book, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.