, Salem, MA

December 7, 2012

Michel J. Antone, 90

DANVERS — Mr. Michel J. Antone, 90, longtime educator and resident of the Town of Danvers, died on December 2, 2012, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Amherst, N.H.

He was born in New Bedford on September 6, 1922, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Joseph) Antoon.

Mr. Antone earned his degree from Brown University. In the early part of his career he worked at Shady Hill School in Lexington. He was a professor at Salem State College and the Director of Math and Science for the City of Medford. Michel was instrumental in the introduction of modern math to education. For several years, he operated a summer camp for gifted children in Rockport.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He also enjoyed his daily workouts at the gym, skiing and playing tennis which he continued doing well into his eighties. In addition, he was an avid gardener and was famous for his tomatoes.

Mr. Antone was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, having served as a navigator in the European Theater. He was honorably discharged in 1945 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

Mr. Antone was a communicant of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Danvers.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean (Halpin) Antone. Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Bruce Manchester of Amherst, N.H.; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Marie Antone of Newton, N.H.; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Manchester of Amherst, N.H.; a sister, Rose Engel of Acushnet; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours which will be held in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Saturday, December 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. A memorial service will be held in New Hampshire at a later date. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit