Of Saugus. Formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday, March 13th at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Laurel (Perkins) Essery with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn and raised in Saugus, Mr. Essery was the son of the late William and Frances (Wheeler) Essery. After living in Wakefield, John had been a resident of Saugus for the past 15 years. He worked as a volunteer at the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry. John was dedicated to his family and was always helping out in anyway. He had a creative mind and self-taught skill set which showed in his ability to complete any project or renovation put in front of him. Anyone that knew John personally knew his generous spirit and compassion for others.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Essery is survived by his three children, John W. Essery, II and his wife Donna of Rockport, Cheryle A. Robinson and her husband Richard of Wakefield and Kathy A. Lupien and her husband James of NH; eight grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was predeceased by his brother James Essery and sister Elizabeth Smith.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Thursday, March 16. A graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry, 50 Essex St., Saugus, MA 01906.