Peabody — Harold E. “Harry” Pillivant, 65, beloved husband of Joanne (O’Brien) Pillivant of Peabody, died peacefully on Wednesday May 8, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after an extended illness.
Born in Elyria, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harvey and Carolyn (Geist) Pillivant. He grew up in Elyria where he graduated from the local high school. He then graduated from Lowell Technical College. He lived in Stoneham for many years, then was a Peabody resident for the last 16 years.
Harry was employed with several auto parts supply companies, most recently Tosca of Rhode Island and Methuen. He operated the Methuen office and sold to body shops and car dealers.
He was a member of the Boston College Grid Iron Club, loved basketball, watched football with his wife, enjoyed going to NHAR Drag Racing, was an avid reader, and was a Board Member of the Pine Grove Tenants Association of Peabody.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne (O’Brien) Pillivant of Peabody, with whom he shared 13 years of marriage; two daughters, Lisa Garrett and Michelle Bogus, both of Woburn; three grandchildren, Julia and Joshua Garrett, and Mikayla Bogus, all of Woburn; a brother, Dennis Pillivant of Ohio; and he also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins in Ohio, as well as friends around the New England area.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for his Funeral Service celebrating his life on Saturday, May 8, 2013, at 11:15 a.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. A visitation will be held on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary and to sign condolences.