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Obituaries

March 16, 2013

Jeremy Michael Clifford

Salem — 1995 graduate of Marblehead High School, honor graduate of North Shore Community College and 2009 honor graduate of Salem State University with a degree in Graphic Design and Marketing.

Jeremy was the beloved son of Joanne Clifford Pizziferri and step-father James Pizziferri, and son of Edmund F. Clifford and step-mother Sandy Clifford; brother of Todd and sister-in-law Amy, and Joshua and sister-in-law Maeve. He also leaves a nephew, Matthew, and niece, Adia. His extended family includes Aunt Rosanne Azarian, Lorelei Azarian, Bill Squibb and Amelia Squibb, Uncle Michael Azarian and AnnMarie Azarian, and Anthony and Jillian Azarian.

Jeremy was a Globe All Star hockey goalie and an all-state lacrosse player in high school. Jeremy was an artist, a true lover of animals, and an avid Patriots and Bruins fan. He loved his family and friends with all his heart. He loved his chicken parm subs, and most of all he loved the independence he had in his life.

A kind man and a gentle soul Jeremy was ever the family man who spent his Sundays at his mother’s house for spaghetti dinners and was his Nana’s best friend and protector, spending his time caring for her and fiercely protecting her.

Jeremy was loved by everyone he came in contact with because of the way he selflessly lived his life.

Jeremy has passed away at the age of 36 and while our hearts our broken that he is gone so soon we ask that you come celebrate the remarkable and blessed life Jeremy lived with us.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn. Burial will be in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

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